Waiting for Your Small Business Grant or Small Business Loan During the Corvid-19 Pandemic?
These are dark days indeed, especially if you are a small business owner. No doubt, you have heard of the Coronavirus Stimulus Package that has recently passed designed to assist families and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, but the cogs of government take a long time to turn. What do you do in the meantime?
As you can see from our website, each member of the staff of Freelancing Buzz has dedicated themselves to the work-from-home community for years. In fact, each person on the team sees himself as a freelance teacher. We know that our job is more important now than ever before since the coronavirus has disrupted many people’s ability to earn a living.
While most of the time, we support the freelancer, today we would like to discuss how small business owners can hire freelancers to help expand the scope of their businesses. Maybe you have wanted to retool your business to expand into online commerce for years. Perhaps this virus and the stay-at-home ordinance is giving you a chance to focus on this business strategy. Let us help.
The first thing you need to do is to find a freelancing website. Upwork is one of the top freelancing sites, but others are highly rated as well. Even if technology makes you uncomfortable, you do not need any special Upwork skills to use this website. In fact, many highly-skilled professionals work through this website who will be able to help you decide what you need.
Here are some freelance professionals you may consider hiring to help you as you expand your business.
Web page designer – There’s a lot that goes into creating a webpage for a business. Since we don’t know how long this virus will affect brick and mortar businesses, perhaps you should start expanding your e-commerce capabilities now.
Hire highly-rated designers with experience in your industry. Make sure the designer is able to create a mobile-friendly and secure website. Being a web page designer is one of the best freelance jobs, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding highly-skilled people who are happy to give you a bid on this task.
Search Engine Optimization
SEO Specialist – Perhaps you already have an e-commerce website, but it doesn’t seem to get much attention. Maybe you have been ignoring your Google ranking because till now, the bulk of your sales came from your brick and mortar location.
You can’t ignore your Google ranking anymore. In fact, you need to mobilize so customers can find your website quickly.
While you may be able to find a few freelancers willing to help you increase your Google ranking, many small businesses will help you with this endeavor. We highly recommend Virtual Surge – Search Engine Optimization for your SEO needs. They have helped us with our site! Ask for Shannon, and mention this post and you will receive a special discount.
Virtual Surge will be able to look at your business’ big picture. They will teach you how to increase your business’s visibility through a variety of methods.
Freelance Content Writers
Maybe you have enjoyed relative success in the past with your online orders, but now to keep from having to furlough your employees, you need to increase those online sales. You may consider hiring niche writers who are experts in your field. They can create blogs about your business or industry that will increase your online visibility.
You can find freelance content writers on Upwork or other freelance job sites.
Social Media Marketing Expert – Maybe your website isn’t your problem. Perhaps you know that to compete in your industry, you need to have attractive Pinterest pages that will bring people to your website. Maybe you have seen the success of Facebook marketing campaigns, and you want to know how you can make that happen for your small business.
If so, you may consider seeking the help of a social media expert. He or she could give you suggestions on content and design, and you could have your current employees work from home to assist you with the content.
We know you are scared about how COVID-19 will affect your business. We know you aren’t sleeping well at night because you are concerned about being able to pay your employees. While the stimulus package, including the small business disaster loans, may help, it may not be enough to help you over the hump. You are not alone and we are here to help. Continue to check back for more updates.
Reach out to the freelancing community for help. They have the knowledge and experience to help you retool your business to offer your goods or services online.
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