Lots of aspiring side hustlers have the same questions, so you are not alone! Below are 15 more common questions that side hustlers have about digital marketing as a side hustle. In case you missed it, check out the original post discussing more frequently asked questions!
1. I don’t have a lot of free time. How much time is required for the online courses?
To complete the online courses, you can finish one module each day and finish in under two months. If you finish two modules each day, you can complete the courses in one month. Modules can take between 10 minutes and 1 hour to complete; it’s hands-on learning, so this time includes watching the videos and also implementing the tasks in each module.
2. I haven’t side hustled before. How much time is required each month for my side hustle?
How much time you hustle will depend on you and your client. Before you find clients, decide how much time you will side hustle each month. If you set aside 10 hours each month, this is the time you’ll have to complete work for and correspond with your client. Ensure your client is clear on how much you charge per hour (e.g. $75 per hour) and how many hours s/he will be paying you each month (e.g. $750 per month).
The time required to find clients will vary. You may be able to help your employer with digital marketing. You may already have someone in mind who could benefit from assistance with digital marketing. How quickly you find a client will vary for each person, but this is where the “hustle” part of the side hustle is most important.
3. I don’t have a side hustle now and I don’t know how to start. Where do I go to find clients?
You can find clients anywhere. You can find clients online and offline because small businesses everywhere need help. You can start with local small businesses you frequent. You can also look at your social networks or alumni associations.
Before you begin looking for clients, read this blog post. Knowing how much time you have to invest and how much you want to earn will help you sort out viable clients from those who aren’t looking to make a real investment in marketing.
When you start telling friends, family, and small business owners, that you have a digital marketing side hustle, you’ll be amazed at how many people ask for your help!
4. I don’t know how to price services for my side hustle. How do I know how much to charge?
In the free video course, I discuss pricing. I can tell you that I believe in charging a fair-market rate for digital marketing services. For the United States, the average hourly rate is more than $75 per hour with higher rates in metro areas.
Digital marketing is in demand and agencies make upwards of $300 per hour! For any side hustler, I believe in pricing services fairly. Expect to be paid well.
Avoid pricing services too low. I used to think that I would have a competitive advantage by pricing my services at a lower rate; instead, I ended up with a lot of headaches.
5. I don’t have any prior experience. Will I have experience after I complete this course?
Yes! You will have experience as a result of completing the online training courses. Our online courses are self-paced, hands-on training courses. While you complete the material, you will be applying the skills immediately to your website, to a client’s website, to a prospective client’s website, or any other website you choose.
6. I want to make money on the side, but I live in a small town. Will I have to move?
Digital marketing is necessary for every business, regardless of location. You can find clients in towns of any size. But the best part of digital marketing is that because every business needs it, you can look for clients outside of your town, too. I recommend looking at the nearest major metro area.
7. I’m not sure if I want to be a side hustler/freelancer or start a side business. Do I have to choose?
As a side hustler, you have the ability to start small. Pick one client and focus on doing a great job. You’ll see from working with this one client if this is the side hustle for you and if you want to turn it into a business.
8. I might be interested in making a career change. Can a side hustle help me decide?
Absolutely. Side hustling allows you the opportunity to get a glimpse into a new career without taking a leap. What I love most about side hustling is the flexibility. As long as you can manage your time well and your side hustle doesn’t impact your day job, a side hustle can give you the opportunity to try something new with minimal risk.
8. How long will it take me to get through your program?
Our program includes access to five online courses, all of which are broken down into modules that can be completed at your own pace. Some modules take ten minutes to complete while others take a little longer. How quickly you complete the program is completely up to you!
10. How do I know if I am right for your program?
This program is great for:
- those with a computer and Internet access who are eager to learn an in-demand skillset;
- aspiring side hustlers who want a more lucrative, flexible way to earn extra money working from home; and
- goal-driven individuals who are ready to hustle.
I know that any motivated individual can complete our online courses and find his/her first client. I want EVERYONE who is willing to hustle and launch a digital marketing side hustle to give serious consideration to our programs.
11. I am going to be out of town soon. Will I get behind?
Because the courses are self-paced and broken into modules, you won’t get behind on the material. It will be waiting for you upon your return. Our system keeps track of your progress, so you won’t have to go back to the beginning–you can pick up right where you left off.
12. What else do I need to buy to see results with your program?
Nothing. As long as you have a computer, Internet access, and the willingness to HUSTLE, you don’t need anything else! Our online courses contain everything you need to learn digital marketing and to do work for clients. When you finish the online courses, you look for your first client and you’re ready to hit the ground running!
13. Do I get lifetime access?
Absolutely! And you get access to the content that’s updated and added to our online courses. You’ll always be at the forefront of the digital marketing industry to be able to serve your clients.
14. Will I be able to ask you questions if I get stuck?
Definitely! We have a private Facebook group where you can ask questions. I also have monthly group coaching sessions where I answer questions, too. I am committed to your side hustle success!
15. What’s the refund policy if I am not satisfied?
I’m confident you will love the course and create side hustle success. But if you finish all of the courses and do the work within 30 days and you’re still not satisfied, we will refund you 100%. We encourage you to give it your best shot and to believe in yourself to create success before you sign up. If you’re on the fence, don’t feel pressured to sign up thinking that the refund is a way out.