Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Staying motivated, part of Freelancing Foundations (2013).
Once your business has been going for a while, you're likely to find yourself…feeling like you're getting in a rut.…Those feelings are completely normal, but they are also dangerous because they…can make you question your path and distract you from your goals.…They can show up regardless of whether your freelance business is successful or…struggling and they can sap your motivation.…You might not be able to avoid these feelings entirely.…But when you start to have them, here are some ways of using them, rather than…letting them use you.…The good news is that if you've been following this course from the beginning,…you already have weapons to fight that urge to quit.…
They're in the form of the questionnaires you filled out earlier to prepare your…mindset and to define your career goals.…If you didn't fill these out yet, stop the video and do it now.…The questionnaire where you define career goals is especially useful because you…recorded what you wanted to accomplish within the first six months, the first…
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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