Networking: It’s not easy to expand the circle of folks who know you and realize what you are capable of doing. Volunteering will introduce you to people from other professions you may not ordinarily meet. As you work with them, they will have a chance to witness what you are capable of and you’ll find business opportunities will naturally come your way without you having to do a sales pitch. (As a side note, never do a sales pitch while volunteering. Let your character sell yourself and your focus be on the volunteering effort.)
Until next time ..