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Any Creatives have side hustles helping small companies build out their brands and social? If so, how'd you go about acquiring your first client?

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I started working at a boutique toy shop in Brooklyn on the weekends and mentioned helping out on their social. I don't work at the store anymore and only do their social for extra cash, it's pretty rad.

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I have two such side hustles going right now (though one is all but dried up). The first one I got was a friend of a friend. And to be honest really more an acquaintance of a friend. I was out of work and my friends knew it. They were all sort of keeping an ear out for openings (most of them work in advertising as well) and one casually knew someone who had a start-up company and wanted some basic brand building. Next thing you know my partner and I are helping them reshape the brand, redesign their website, etc. the second side gig is just me seeing someone who was promoting regularly but not as well as they could have so I proactively offered to help. So I think the answer is don't be shy about putting yourself out there and letting people know you're willing and able to help them in your spare time. If you're not pushy or annoying, word will spread enough to find a few nibbles and then grow from there. Also, promoting yourself on social media helps.

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