I had written about who your target client base should really be and Kylee had commented about volunteering to get experience. This is something I’ve often written about in the past and I’m glad Kylee raised it.
As business owners to learn new skills and software packages there are costs incurred over and above the learning time and purchase of software. We often need to find time to practice new skills or try them out but still need to be working and earning an income. Often the answer is to volunteer our services to a worthwhile club or association so that others can see what we’re capable of and we get the opportunity to practice and enhance our skills without charging for it, till we feel confident in our abilities.
Voluntary work is often done outside of our normal working hours and allows us to meet and mix and mingle with new people, many of whom could become prospective new clients.