Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Turning off the clock for "me time", part of Freelancing Foundations.
One way that freelancing differs from most traditional jobs is that you…have more on your mind.…There are lots of moving parts, all battling for your attention.…It can be hard to push all that aside to enjoy the time when you're not working.…Modern devices make things worse, because as the saying goes, the person who can…work anywhere ends up working everywhere.…So, how do you live the good life you promised yourself when you…started freelancing?…I've given a few tips already and some of the practices you've learned so far…will benefit your personal life as well.…
The most important one is to know what your work is everyday.…People--and I include myself in this-- very often stress out because they have…that nagging feeling that there's something important they have forgotten to do.…That's why I'm so demanding with myself when it comes to planning and writing…down my plans. Because it pays of when I can say, "Everything is done and now…I'm worthy of rest."…Another tip and one that works well if you're as obsessive of I am is to…
A bonus chapter covers common questions freelancers have when entering the field.
- What is freelancing?
- Defining your career goals
- Funding your startup
- Getting licenses, permits, and insurance
- Setting prices
- Finding work through agencies
- Getting referrals
- Working with time and project management tools
- Increasing your rates
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 3/20/2013. What changed?
A: We added a bonus chapter that covers common questions freelancers have when entering the field, such as "How do I use Craigslist or other job boards to grow my freelance business?" and "How do I find clients?"
1. Making Plans
2. Marshaling Resources
3. Satisfying Requirements
Creating contracts4m 23s
4. Handling Money
5. Getting Clients
6. Doing the Work
7. Managing Time
8. Keeping the Business Healthy
Next steps2m 5s
10. Bonus Chapter: Q&A on Freelancing
Freelancing Q&A12m 42s
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