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Hello everyone I know $500 might not seem like a lot to you, but for me it's a lot. Right now I'm at that time of my life where things are gloomy. How do I go about meeting the goal of at least $500 a month? I've been applying for jobs but none has come through yet even though my dreams are still optimistic. I need valuable advice on how to go about this. I have skills in motion graphics, content creation & 3d architectural design. At the moment, my strategy is to create 3d models for 3d printers and make lyric videos for artists. I joined Tumblr & SoundCloud to achieve this, but I haven't gotten any clients yet. My goal is to eventually become entrepreneurial to find clients and provide services for them rather than job seeking. Your advice is highly appreciated. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author nemz
    I completely understand where you're at. Having a portfolio as a creative is vital. Top priority is to be able to provide evidence to a client that you can create quality work. Following ability, communication and time-management are also key to success.

    I would focus on one specific profession and work hard to get good at that one task. Whatever you feel you're most passionate about. If you don't have enough proof of work, I would offer to do work for free to build a portfolio.

    Once you're at the stage where you feel you can charge for your work, and can provide a professional service I would check out Fiverr or UpWork.

    That said, if money bad enough to impede on your quality of life, get a regular job (in anything), and work on your creative portfolio in your spare time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by Capitalistmindset View Post

    Hello everyone I know $500 might not seem like a lot to you, but for me it's a lot. Right now I'm at that time of my life where things are gloomy. How do I go about meeting the goal of at least $500 a month? I've been applying for jobs but none has come through yet even though my dreams are still optimistic. I need valuable advice on how to go about this. I have skills in motion graphics, content creation & 3d architectural design. At the moment, my strategy is to create 3d models for 3d printers and make lyric videos for artists. I joined Tumblr & SoundCloud to achieve this, but I haven't gotten any clients yet. My goal is to eventually become entrepreneurial to find clients and provide services for them rather than job seeking. Your advice is highly appreciated. Thank you

    If you need money right away, the first thing you should do
    is assess your marketable skills. What can you do today to
    earn some quick cash. Write this in a notebook or make a
    list in Word.

    Get creative, contact local businesses and offer them video
    services or whatever is in demand. Most brick and mortar
    shops still don't have websites, offer them that. Offer them
    online ordering systems, reservation systems, or whatever.
    Set them up with things that have a monthly fee.

    Check the freelance sites mentioned above to see what
    others are doing. Find something that is not too saturated
    and setup an account. Advertise your skills on CraigsList.

    3D work would seem to be in demand but you will need to
    see for yourself. If not, then do something else like virtual
    assistant or WordPress just to get some work right now.

    Once you are not so financially strapped you can figure
    out how to generate passive income for yourself so that
    you have money flowing to you all the time in the future.

    If you take action and do some of the things I mentioned,
    I guarantee that you will have some money in a couple
    of weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    You can also add yourself on Fiverr.

    The more places you add yourself too to find clients, the more chances you have lending your first and new customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author marryberry
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    Hello. I had a similar situation. I found a copywriter position for a law firm Legal Case Management Software on the freelance website. The first income in a month was about $ 300. Then they helped me find more similar projects and today I have a normal salary. Copywriting is not difficult and interesting enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Annabelle
    I'm here for the comments and advice. I need it too
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  • Profile picture of the author babareke
    Hey mate,
    The truth is whatever you set your mind to do, and you keep at it, you will get results.
    This ain't no motivation speaker.
    I've done virtually everything online to make money, I made some money doing some and wasted money doing others.
    So far, the simplest of them all is selling traffic in any format.
    You get paid upfront for selling clicks whether a sale is made or not.
    I do not actively do this anymore since I started buying established businesses with no money down...
    Selling clicks can give you 5k monthly passively,...
    look into it
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    • Profile picture of the author Diego Aguirre
      I started buying established businesses with no money down...
      Does the name Roland Frasier ring a bell?
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Yeah, no. If you keep banging your head against the same wall, you will not get there.


      You need to adjust, not keep at it. And you need to have the resources to stay in the game.


      'S a bit more complicated. Or else we would never had had threads with subject lines like: I've been at it for 8 years and barely make $50 a year.


      Originally Posted by babareke View Post

      Hey mate,
      The truth is whatever you set your mind to do, and you keep at it, you will get results.
      This ain't no motivation speaker.
      I've done virtually everything online to make money, I made some money doing some and wasted money doing others.
      So far, the simplest of them all is selling traffic in any format.
      You get paid upfront for selling clicks whether a sale is made or not.
      I do not actively do this anymore since I started buying established businesses with no money down...
      Selling clicks can give you 5k monthly passively,...
      look into it
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  • Profile picture of the author tnob
    I have skills in motion graphics, content creation & 3d architectural design.
    Why not start a blog about motion graphics and 3d architectural design?
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