These days, it seems like almost everyone is having the vision of working anywhere in the world with a laptop and the internet connection. And a glass of fresh juice. Or a cocktail. It seems like the world has got fed up with 9 to 5 jobs and being tied to one office, one type of activity, and only one month of holidays per year. People are interested in how to start freelancing, building a freelance business, or simply providing services online. In this course, I’ll share 10 things that I wish I had known before I started freelancing. You’ll get inspiration as well as concrete tips on how to become a freelancer with much less stress compared to if you just tried doing everything without thinking.
Spend some time on exploring how to start freelancing
Freelancing gives you a lot of freedom in many ways, not only to travel or change your workspace anytime you want. At the same time, it’s a multidisciplinary task where you need to know a bit about accounting, a bit about planning, and then a bit about marketing or how the sales work (or don’t work). In other words, there are quite many things that you need to know, and the best way of learning those things is to get advice from someone who’s already gone down this way.
I don’t know much about you, but I used to be the guy who went down the trial and error way, learning my lessons the hard way. Luckily, my experiences didn’t discourage me from such a lifestyle, and it’s been more than 7 years since my decision to become a freelancer. Now, if I had to do it all over again, I’d search for advice on how to become a freelancer. Remember Brian Tracy? His idea that 1 minute of planning is worth 10 minutes in execution can be adapted here, too. You can compare freelancing to running a small business. People who run businesses will admit that they had to learn quite a lot before they could attract success. The same here: before you do freelance business, learn how to start a freelance business.
The tips on how to start freelancing
I can still remember how I had no clue what to do or any knowledge about freelance business when I started. In this course, I’ll share a list of 10 tips on how to start freelancing that I trust will help you be much more confident at the beginning of your freelance career. I had to suffer my mistakes, so I’ll be happy if I help you avoid at least some of them. I’ve created this course to help you set up an action plan so that you know quite exactly what you need to do.
This course also includes 8 exercises related to different points which will help you put action plans in place to work around the potential problems you might face. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to define your product or services clearly, you’ll learn the basic principles of putting your eggs in several baskets, you’ll be prepared for situations when your clients don’t pay on time and more. You’ll have a broader perspective on how to start a freelance business.
Don’t get discouraged – get prepared!
My purpose is not to get you discouraged from a freelance career. Instead, my course on how to start freelancing is all about getting prepared better. 10 bullet points to focus on, 10 problems less when you work them out in advance!
Best of luck!
Hello, I'm David and I've been a video production freelancer for over 7 years.
Though I'm a professional Industrial Designer my passion for movies and animation took me to the U.S where I graduated from The Digital Animation and Visual Effects School (DAVE School) at Universal Studios Orlando. Ever since then I've been working in a wide variety range of projects, from feature-length films to corporate animated videos.
I'm here to share my passion and my knowledge with you.