Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing expectations, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
Canadian designer Marian Bantjes said the best thing about being a freelancer is…being able to work, or not, whenever she wants.…She says she simply can't imagine having to be in a particular place or time every day.…When you're considering working as a freelancer, it's important to…understand what to expect.…There are great things such as independence, keeping more of the money you earn,…and the potential for increased job satisfaction. But there are also challenges…like instability, more responsibility, and less structure.…
As a freelancer, when you're called upon to collaborate as part of a team, you…can often follow your own creative instincts.…You're there to offer your most skilled, candid, and honest take because you've…been hired to do so.…As an employee, your honest instincts are often quieted.…A recent survey found that 90% of those choosing to freelance said they were…happier than when they were working as an employee, and 55% said they wouldn't…give it up to work for someone else.…
- What is a freelancer?
- Tracking expenses
- Paying taxes
- Understanding business licenses
- Creating contracts and invoices
- Preparing, transferring, and storing files
- Tracking billing and payments
- Managing your work-life balance
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Appropriate for all
1. What Is a Freelancer?
3. Agreements and Contracts
4. Professional Practice
5. Organization and Getting Paid
Creating past-due notices2m 47s
6. Long-Term Success Strategies
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