Do you have a talent or skill and you are not getting patronized as much as you want?
If your answer is yes, then this article was crafted for you in order to help you promote your talent or skill in Nigeria.
In this digital age where everything seems to be going online, one shouldn’t be left behind.
If you are still using the traditional means of one on one, sharing of business cards, phone calls etc., as ways to market your talent or skill, and it is working for you, kudos, but guess what, you are also missing out in so many people who are longing to use your services.
If you are one who is not using any means, all hope is not lost because we have put together a number of ways you can promote your talent or skill.
Seat back and let’s go through them one by one.
First thing to do in order to promote your talent or skill is to list the benefits people will derive from patronizing you
People overlook this step, thinking they know it, so why should they put it to writing. It is very important you do this, because it will enable you visualize why your services are essential and it will make you think on more things you can do in packaging your services
There are people who are gifted with more than one talent or skill but depending on the circumstance, one talent or skill will be more required than the other(s). So you need to determine which is best needed based on the occasion and promote it
This has to do with packaging your services. Take for instance the following:
You will agree with me that these skills complement each other, so when marketing your services and someone needs one of your talent or skill, you can propose the other talent or skills to make your service more enticing and even add more money
Even though you do not have a complementary talent or skill, you can search for someone who does and the both of you can work together on a contract and commission basis. So while the person is marketing his/her services, he/she is also marketing yours and vice versa
A lot of people do not believe in attaching costs to their services for one reason or the other, but it is necessary.
When people are searching for the kind of service you render, they want to have an idea of how much it is, whether is for comparison or patronage purpose. So even if the cost of your service varies based on different criteria, you can simply indicate the minimum you charge for such service or package your services in plans which offer particular benefits.
This is very important and without it, you can be 90% certain that you WILL NOT get jobs you bid for. You can’t come to me saying you are a tailor and not show me clothes you have sewn.
You need to always update your portfolio with your latest works by listing and describing them as well as the clients you offered your services to, taking pictures and collecting testimonials
When it comes to marketing your talent or skill, your portfolio is your Curriculum Vitae and it is what attracts people to you
After all the above have been done, there are a number of ways you can promote your talent or skill, such as:
Although this article has come to an end, the conversation still continues. Please do not hesitate to comment below, ask questions or contact us, any time.
Have a productive year