3. Identify your niche
Whether you are starting from scratch or branching out on your own in your related field, it’s important to determine what that related field is, i.e., your niche.
Maybe you are a writer and want to start your own freelance writing business. This is all great, but it will be even more great if you can pinpoint your strengths, whether it is storytelling, column writing, focusing on a specific topic area, or performing research. When you’re first starting out, finding a specific niche will help you stand out above others, and as you build your portfolio, you can branch out into other areas of interest.
4. Build a portfolio
Speaking of building a portfolio, this is also a key component to growing your online business. When you’re first starting out, you may have to take on work that pays very little and even nothing. But, if you have concrete evidence that you have experience in your related field, you can begin to generate work that brings in the dollars you need from your very own home and internet server.