One of the fastest ways to make money with Divi is freelancing. You can have full control over your freelance business, which provides a level of freedom that you can’t get when working as an employee. In this article, we’ll look at how to make money freelancing with Divi.
What is Freelancing?
To work freelance is to be self-employed and provide services for others as a business rather than an employee. Freelancers often work with multiple companies. The term Independent Contractor can also be used for this type of work, but the term Freelancer is usually preferred for creative work.
Freelancing is something you can do on the side or full-time. You can find freelance work in just about any field. Divi is a great choice because there are a lot of Divi companies and many of them are small. It’s easier for them to hire a freelancer than hire an employee.
For the most part, you can do the work you want, work the hours and days you want, work for the pay you want, and work with the types of clients you want. However, freelancing doesn’t mean that you always get to do anything you want. You still have to work with others, meet their deadlines, produce the exact quality and features they want, etc.
The level of freedom you have also means that you’re responsible for every element of the business including your income, insurance, and taxes. You are responsible for finding work, getting clients, obtaining contracts, honing your skills, maintaining and managing your business, marketing your business, etc. If business is slow you might have to settle for less ideal work.
Why Freelance with Divi?
There are lots of reasons to use Divi in your freelance business.
Ease of use
Divi’s drag-and-drop builder makes it easy to build just about any type of website you need without having to use code.
Divi is easy and intuitive to use, but it also has a lot of features. Some of those features are complex and many people don’t know, or don’t want to know, how to use them.
Practically every element of the Divi website can be adjusted and customized. Change the fonts, colors, backgrounds, and lots more with just a few clicks. Make changes for single pages or site-wide.
Built-in layout packs
The Divi Builder includes access to hundreds of free layouts and images for use in your projects. The layout packs provide around 7 pages for a specific type of website. They can easily be modified to create any type of website using those designs as a starting point. Since they’re built-in, you have professional designs at your fingertips.
Lots of third-party tools
Divi has a tremendous amount of third-party products. This makes it easy to build a toolbox filled with designs and features to save development and design time.
There are too many Divi child themes, layout packs, design elements, and plugins to count. Most are well-designed and coded and include an option for unlimited usage in their license agreements. These are great for getting a head start on designing websites.
Built-in eCommerce tools
Divi works well with eCommerce platforms and even includes WooCommerce modules. This makes it easy to build custom WooCommerce product pages that stand out from the crowd.
Divi has lots of help
There are lots of blogs, tutorials, courses, videos, and groups dedicated to Divi. This makes it easy to find help, look for help, and even be that help, for just about anything related to Divi.
Divi is affordable
Elegant Themes has two Divi :
- $89 per year
- $249 lifetime
Both include usage for unlimited websites, making it an excellent choice to build affordable websites.
The ET membership also includes Bloom (for custom sign-up forms), Monarch (to build a social following), Extra (for blogs and magazines), and the Divi Builder plugin (for use on non-Divi websites).
Types of Divi Freelancing
There are a lot of tasks or jobs that can be done as a freelancer. The most common freelance work online includes web design, coding, content creation, consulting, graphic art, website maintenance, newsletter, social media, and more.
You could create Divi design elements such as blurbs, CTAs, etc., or create layouts for child themes, layout packs, and websites. Create code that can be used in websites or plugins, or create Divi products such as plugins, child themes, and layout packs. Create complete websites or update current websites.
Write content for web pages such as the home page, course page, product pages, etc. Write blog content and teach their readers about Divi.
All of these can be profitable and enjoyable. All of them can focus on Divi and Divi-related products.
Choose the Type of Divi Freelance Work you want to Provide
First, decide the exact services you want to provide. I recommend narrowing this down by following a process.
- List the types of freelance work that interests you. I recommend researching the work in the Occupational Outlook Handbook to help you decide which is best for you.
- List the skills required for the types of work you’re interested in.
- See which of those skills you are strong in (or are interested in learning if you’re not in a hurry to get started).
It’s best to focus on a few things, but not to narrow your services too much. Divi is a popular WordPress theme, but you have to do some research to see how much work is available and adjust your services accordingly.
For example, it might be possible to get freelance work as a Divi button designer, but you’d get more work by expanding your services to include other graphic elements.
Likewise, a content creator could focus on product reviews, but you’d have more work if you included tutorials, lists, newsletters, and product documentation.
Build your Divi Portfolio
You’ll need to have examples of your work to show potential clients and testimonials from previous clients. This can be a portfolio on your website, a Facebook page, LinkedIn, or other websites that would attract potential clients.
This is usually best accomplished by creating a website for your freelance business. The website could also show your skills, the type of work you do, give potential clients what it’s like to work with you, describe your process, build your social following, and make it easy for them to contact you.
Of course, this will be difficult if you don’t have clients. One solution is to create the types of products that you want to provide and use those as examples until you get work.
Getting Divi Clients
There are lots of ways to find clients. It’s best to use multiple methods. This is where a little bit of salesmanship will come in. Be the kind of salesman that you want to be approached by. That means simply introduce yourself and your services, be friendly, be honest, and don’t be pushy.
You can look for clients on platforms that are designed to promote freelance work, find their websites, and send them an email or make a phone call, be helpful in groups, etc. Check their websites to see if they’ve posted jobs or if they hire freelancers. One of the best options is to use your network and connections and ask for referrals.
Working with Divi Clients
Make sure you have a clear understanding of what the client needs, when they need it, and the budget for the work. It’s best to have this in writing. Clients will appreciate you more if you’re both on the same page.
Ownership will depend on the contract you have with your client. In general, once the client pays you for the work, they own it. You can’t make changes, reuse it, etc. Whether or not you can use it in your portfolio depends on your agreement with your clients. This is something you’ll need to research to determine the legalities for your area, so don’t take this as actual legal advice.
Make Changes as Needed
Once you get started it can be tempted to just stick with what you want to do, but a smart freelancer will make course adjustments as needed. Be flexible. If you see that most clients need something that you don’t offer, consider adding it to your list of services.
Always look for ways to improve yourself and your business. Become more efficient, improve your communication, add new skills, and hone your current skills.
That’s our look at how to make money freelancing with Divi . Freelancing is one of the best businesses to start. It can make money faster than many other businesses and it’s usually not too difficult or expensive to start. Divi is a great tool for building a freelance business. Freelancing can be risky, but since Divi is a popular and powerful WordPress theme, there is usually work available for freelancers.
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