Common questions I get from students include “How do I break into a new business?” and “How can I learn more about sales?”
Bartering can provide you with some great opportunities to show off what you can do with limited investment on the part of the people you are doing business with. I still use bartering from time to time when working with clients who may not have the resources to invest in my time fully.
People new to any field can certainly work on a small scale with businesses to offer your time in exchange for goods and services while demonstrating what you can offer. As time goes on, if you show that your services are worthy of an investment, this can turn into a lucrative project or employment opportunity.
Similar success can be found in bartending. If you can handle the stress of dealing with multiple requests at the same time, dealing with difficult people who may have had too much to drink, and upsell your products well, you are probably a successful bartender. Those who lack selling experience who enter the bartending trade face a make or break scenario.
So if you are looking to gain experience in a new field while growing new skills, try bartering your services or working as a bartender