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No matter if you have no intention of ever quitting your day job in order to pursue your side hustle full-time, it is a good idea to consider about branding your endeavor. The reason behind this is as follows:
More than your brand name (you can use your own name as a brand name) and your logo (yes, it’s important to have a logo for your side hustle), branding encompasses a variety of factors. The way your clients and consumers see you and your company is, in a nutshell, what it is. Although you may have a large number of competitors, you may still distinguish yourself by positioning yourself as someone who has a significant advantage over the rest of the pack.
When it comes to graphic design, for example, you may want to be known as someone who only works with high-end brands or well-established businesses. You don’t compete on price, which means you aren’t concerned about your competitors charging exorbitant costs for the same service. You are well aware that you provide a vital service that all of your clients appreciate!
The more positively people see your brand, the more likely it is that they will be willing to do business with you. However, the converse is also true: if people have a poor impression of your brand, you’ll either have to rebrand from the ground up or work hard to repair your reputation.
Without a doubt, your goal is for customers and prospects to perceive your brand as one with whom they would like to do business if given the opportunity. In order to accomplish this, you must go to considerable measures to maintain your good reputation.
In this day and age, where social media reigns supreme, even the smallest misstep may have devastating consequences for your brand. A minor complaint can easily escalate, and you can find yourself with a tarnished reputation in an instant.
Distribute information about your company and maintain consistency in your messaging. Instead of varying your brand’s message across numerous channels, strive for consistency in your messaging. The more times people see and interact with your brand, the more familiar they become with you and your company.
They’ll begin to regard you as an authority in your specialty or business sooner or later, and you’ll acquire their confidence as a result. People should not be made to second guess their decision. Do everything legally and ethically, and you’ll be rewarded with a lucrative side hustle that will last for years to come!