Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining career goals, part of Freelancing Foundations (2013).
A key to staying motivated is being able to see and measure your progress toward that goal.…Let's take a few minutes to figure out what success is to you because it's…not the same for everybody.…I prepared a worksheet to help you.…It's named Goals in the exercise files.…It's broken into two parts.…The first is a list of common reasons for freelancing.…I gave 12 among them;…to make more money, to work fewer hours, to do a bigger variety of work, to be…able to work wherever you are, and so forth.…I also included a few spaces for you to add your own goals.…
Start by ranking at least the top three.…My main goal was to be free to travel and to work wherever I was.…Having a greater variety of work was also important to me, as was having…a flexible schedule.…When you're done filling it out according to your goals, the things you'll have…ranked are still just dreams--that is, vague wishes about the future.…The difference between dreams and goals is that goals are specific.…So, now we'll move down to the bottom section of the worksheet to make our…
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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