Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Transitioning to freelancing, part of Freelancing Foundations.
Starting a freelance career means leaving behind your current situation.…No matter what that situation is, you'll have to answer the same two questions.…First, how will you end your current situation well?…And second, how can you use what you gained there?…We'll look at possible answers of these questions whether you're coming from…full employment, partial employment, or unemployment.…First, full employment.…If you decide to keep your job and freelance in your spare time, I recommend you…to not do the same thing for both jobs.…
You're likely to get bored and your employer might actually see outside activity…as unfairly competitive.…If you decide to leave, don't burn your bridges.…It might be tempting to yell, "So long!" on the way out the door, but you know what?…They might be your number one best source for future work.…That leads us to using what you gained because the biggest asset you'll take…with you is your network of professional connections.…You'll also carry away valuable knowledge, but there's a catch.…
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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