One thing is for sure, 2020 may be a tough time to be a human in general, but it also happens to be a great time to be a young entrepreneur. The sheer scope of possibility that has been opened to enterprising entrepreneurs and idea-mongers, the world over, by the advent of the internet is astronomical, to say the least.
Think about it – if you grew up in the 90s there are people who have full-on careers doing jobs that did not exist when you went to school. UX design, social media management, cell phone photography. These were not actual job options when the 90s kids stepped into Grade R. What a time to be alive.
Here are a few cool ways in which young entrepreneurs are leveraging digital communities these days:
Making contacts and finding gigs
The gig economy is huge at the moment, even more so after a lot of people (3 million in SA alone!) due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Platforms like The Resource on Facebook is a great place to find job postings and advertise your skills completely free of charge.
Getting expert mentorship
Entrepreneurs are also getting fantastic mentorship from open-minded heavyweights who want to share all they have learned. This includes exciting platforms like the Design Science Studio, an educational incubator for art that explores Buckminster Fuller’s principles of Design Science to propel us into a regenerative future.
Turning their expertise into lifetime assets
The saying goes if you do something well, never do it for free, and we tend to agree. This is why young entrepreneurs are increasingly turning their unique skills and expertise into assets that can provide them with passive income while they go about the active part of their business.
For instance, freelancers like photographers, illustrators, copywriters, chefs, etc. are creating online courses that they can sell to people who are looking to upskill or make inroads into a particular industry. It’s a great way to make some extra money while giving newcomers a leg up!
There you have it – three innovative ways in which young entrepreneurs are leveraging digital communities. Check back soon for more expert insight from the NyouLearning team.