In addition to having many other sources for possible income, digirefer.com can occasionally be a go-to solution for those who are seeking new work opportunities. But now that many digital freelancers have lost their primary jobs due to cutbacks brought on by the Coronavirus, it has become much more difficult to find freelance work. The dream is that someone would centralize a solution in the interest of many by founding a place to go for those who make their living on the internet. In reaction to this dream Digirefer made this statement:
“At Digirefer we wish we could be your solution today, but sadly we cannot. We are forced to go into a holding pattern. Our apology to all those who are negatively impacted by this action. We hope that during our recess we will be able to reinvent ourselves to better serve you tomorrow.”
The Pandemic has had an Impact on Digital Workers
Because of the pandemic and building competition, to best serve those who they work w, digirefer is in a holding pattern to allow themselves to be able to have a focus on reinventing themselves with greater access to employment leads. Having a place to get leads would be extremely helpful considering the deluge of digital creatives seeking work online. This problem just gets worse, even as the virus is easing up. It is especially challenging for emerging digital freelancers who have not yet established themselves in the industry. They are the first ones to get left out.
Do not Wait Around, Act
But is there a place that someone looking for digital work, despite the dog-eat-dog realities of there being too many people all hoping to land the few gigs that are available. The short answer for someone on the job search is that they do not give up and instead continue to make the rounds, tapping into those who have relationships and could potentially set up meetings for them. Obvious, yes. But not all those in need are remaining active in their search. And maybe one day Digifer will return, having a new and better business model for helping those they serve.
DigiRefer literally means a service that can provide referrals to your best fit digital experts who can then in turn help you with your digital packaging needs. Needs include websites, online videos and so on. We by no means are trying to sell you on the products and services of DigiRefer but rather are using them as an example of a strategy you can use to get the help you require to keep climbing that ladder rung by rung, gate keeper to gate keeper.
Do the Research
When you are seeking out those who can make you digital tools, it is a good idea to do a web search using keywords that include the industry you are in and what kind of digital tools you need. How do you know what kind of tools you are looking for? This information is found by researching others who are higher up on the ladder than you are. Research the kind of tools they used at various stages of their career or business.
Looking for a Good Fit
But keep in mind that the digital tools that you need to have created for you, are a part of a strategy to help get you through that next door. Different levels of your pursuit require different tools adapted to each stage. Although it is a good idea to take your cues from what worked for successful people in your industry, there is a strategy that could be a good fit depending on what industry you are in.
Succeeding in Your Niche
If your industry is very niche and requires having experts in that niche, you need to position yourself as an expert. This starts with you being an expert in your field. But once this has been achieved, how do you then climb the ladder of visibility to become KNOWN as an expert throughout your industry? One might think that the way to do this is through showing your impressive resume and accomplishments. Although there is a time and place for this, what your readers or viewers are going to be most interested in is getting from you, good solid information that helps to solve problems that are faced in your industry.
The irony is that to become well known yourself is not to put the focus on YOU but rather is achieved through you helping others in your industry. In other words, take the spotlight off you and shine the light on the needs and solutions of those you help in your industry. This can be done through having a blog, or video or even social media platforms. If going the social media route makes sense, you want to be certain that you interact with your audience looking to help solve their problems related to your industry. Answer their questions and provide them with information of value to them.
The providing of good information to others is a way you can grow your business, especially if you are in an industry that makes a product or service that requires special expertise to implement. This makes it more likely that even when you provide information to others that they are not likely to do it themselves. This increases the odds in your favor that they will become your clients. That is why when you help people to gain industry knowledge, you are building trust with them that if handled properly could result in having those who you help to become your customers. One way you can capture their information is by having a newsletter that is delivered weekly or monthly.
A great way of maximizing the potential for your newsletter to lead to getting new clients, requires a strategy that seems counter intuitive. This strategy it to charge people money to receive your newsletter. That is right, if you have a monthly fee that is automatically paid to you monthly through your customer’s credit card, this can result in the recipient of your paid newsletter to eventually seek you out for your products and services. Why? Because when they pay you for your niche information, they tend to have more respect for your knowledge than when they get it for free.
The more you entertain, inspire, and provide useful knowledge that solves the problems for those in your industry, the more likely you are to have them eventually work with you. Become a face they know and grow to trust. Stay away from inundating them with tons of words and instead show them how to maximize their industry pursuits digitally. The need for online and digital solutions is especially important because due to the Pandemic many people remain in their homes and rely on their phones and computers to move their businesses forward. If you want to move forward yourself in your business or career, be sure to get the digital tools you need as well.
The photo above is of Winter snow here in Manhattan. A time for sledding with your kid or kids and yes, the Winter Solstice.
A Time of Celebration
Hi Everyone Y.E.S. here (Yianni Euripides Stamas) reiterating that the Winter Solstice arrived and that it is a time of celebration for various cultures across the globe.
Wikipedia points out that other versions of the Winter Solstice internationally include:
Alban Arthan (Welsh)
Blue Christmas (holiday) (Western Christian)
Brumalia (Ancient Rome)
Dongzhi Festival (East Asia)
Sanghamitta Day (Theravada Buddhism)
And so on.
Pandemic and Division
Also it is a time of thanks from DigiRefer. We are happy if you have used DigiRefer as a tool in your toolbox for getting the digital workers you need to create your art or business endeavors. All we ask in return is that you use your newfound power as a manager to focus on things that are good for your community whether online or off. The more people who are focused on service the better it will be in these challenging times of a Pandemic and a division between the folks in our great country.
Working with a company like DigiRefer can be helpful to your bottom line because you will find people to work with who are just the right fit for you and your business. As we discussed earlier, it is going to be harder for an introvert to become a billionaire, but not impossible, but definitely more tough. This is why you must push yourself to build your knowledge. The key here is to learn how to take new information and put it into actionable steps. You may have an overall business plan, but things do not necessarily turn out how you might think they should always have a good plan B to achieve your sub goals.
Afraid to Fail?
And we’ve all heard this one, but don’t be afraid to fail. It is how you deal with failure that is important. You want to stand up, dust yourself off, and get back on track. This is of course easier said than done but is vital if you want to become a billionaire.
Impact Your Business
And something we have not discussed is your priorities. Your business needs to be your first priority. Everything in your life must be designed around this. That’s not to say you shouldn’t get married and have kids but think of things like this through deeply. Is now the best time? How will it impact my business?
You Need Focus
Along the way you might meet people with similar goals. Depending on their drive and other qualities, it can be a good idea cultivating friendships with these people, as long as it doesn’t take away or may even help your business. The arc in the beginning is to go from having all the focus on developing yourself, then as things start to move forward you can let in more people. But you also need to be focused on what works for you and your business.
Know Abilities of those You Keep Close
The idea is that you want to build a network of people around yourself. Your network is everything, You need to get to know key people in all areas of what you do and what you plan to do. Therefore, select these people carefully and know exactly how they best can help you.
Find those Who Will Invest in You
Another area you want to cultivate is to bring people into your life who have money and whose trust you want to earn. At certain key moments you are going to want to have the relationships necessary to get people who are willing to invest in you.
Your view of money also needs to change. You need to stop thinking of a million dollars being a lot. That amount of money to you, although you take it seriously, should be not that much to you. Because as you evolve, you are going to want to start being able to see it all as a puzzle board that you are moving pieces around on.
Each online marketing tool has a purpose and a benefit. Also, there is no right or wrong answer to what the purpose or benefit is, because it is entirely open to you and your interpretation. You can select what works best for you.
We have certain tools that we like. Also, these are the exact same tools we use for our own marketing. In fact, it is very possible these strategies are what lead you to us. Additionally, we custom make these tools for others who either don’t know how to make them or are too busy to take the time to do so.
Additionally, when we make tools for our clients, since each has a purpose and benefit, we provide our customers with a bit of consulting, especially if they decide they want to wield their tools on their own and not have us do so for them.
It’s incredible the light speed path that DigiRefer has taken. Remembering the media at the time that DigiRefer first entered the web arena. Even though this was fairly recently, the way things were done has changed since then.
The Need for Teams Emerges
And change is something that DigiRefer has taken in stride, always presenting their clients with those who are adept with the latest technology. In fact, DigiRefer has even begun creating whole teams of people, all remotely working.
Saying Goodbye to the Past Scenery
Teams are much more popular now, especially for industries that don’t have anyone in the media arts as an employee. Remembering the media. DigiRefer has put the old media they started with, into their rear view mirror!
Like a mad scientist mixing up potions, we invite you to dive right in and head up the experiment of developing your own take on the information contained here. It is not necessarily vital that you read it all in order, because this website was developed with the intention of providing you with different resources that you can apply as you see fit.
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
Recession Has Not Affected Us Much
Look, business has been good for us in this age of the Coronavirus. We are sad that so many have suffered and are taking steps to make a difference in their lives. Meanwhile we are grateful for what we have. We’ve been especially fortunate that we possess an organization that functions entirely online which for the moment has made it recession proof to a certain extents.
Some business owners, due to COVID-19, have unfortunately been having a difficult time adding to their bottom line because they did not engage in Digital Transformation. Businesses like ours, which are all online, have had an unfair edge in bringing in a profit. People, in these challenging times, have moved to the internet for business sources. Giving back is very important. Help others.
When we first created DigiRefer we did get some flack for having gone totally cyber. But clearly it has paid off. And this system can pay off for you too. It’s really quite simple. Put as many of the processes, products and services that you can, put online. The fact is you probably know your business and the functionality need so go there first. Look at the outcomes you need and desire and then make them possible on the web. For extra help in this area you can talk to DIYdigi. They have been very helpful for us. If you go to their homepage you can get free stuff including a marketing newsletter, eBook and marketing plan.
And philosophically we have been experiencing on a high level of gratitude for being able to sustain ourselves through online means. For the moment we feel the best of both worlds, but we never forget we have to continue to be actively involved in the process.
Although some digital workers are having a challenging time, overall the online freelancers that we work with are doing well. In some ways the web is thriving in that it is a destination that people have more than ever as they work and live in their homes.
Trying to Rebuild
Unfortunately, many businesses were hit twice. Once by Coronavirus and again by the organized crime against small business with the vandalizing and looting. For some businesses there is no future for them, while others are desperately picking up the pieces and are trying to rebuild.
And that is where online workers come in. These special freelancers who are a part of the DigiRefer family are building back dreams for the small business world. Freelancers are helping entrepreneurs to have renewed hope.
Digerefer is more than just a place to get digital workers to help you with your projects. It is also the destination for your phone. If you are like many people, chances are that you do much of your work through your phone. And this mode of working is only going to expand.
From Anywhere in the World
Having a phone to be able to control your “media empire” is a great thing. It can mean that you can do what you do from anywhere in the world.
If your phone is not your destination then you might consider making it so. Do your key work digitally in your phone which is your destination.