Do you want the freedom of being your own boss and not being tied to one employer?
As a freelancer, you get to choose the work you want to do. As long as the outcome meets your client’s specifications, you can generally perform it in a way that suits you.
However, it’s not all easy. You have to find clients, the work may not be regular and, there may be a lot of competition for what you do. There’s also the lack of regular and guaranteed income that you have come to expect.
So, what skills do you need to be a freelancer?
That’s just the short list! But, there’s so much more to know about doing freelance work.
Freelance 101 Course
Freelance 101 is a three-day practical course which will show you how to:
- start a freelance business correctly and with confidence;
- handle the business and financial responsibilities, including taxes;
- understand your legal rights and responsibilities regarding copyright and contracts;
- understand and apply marketing ideas and principles.
Some useful websites from Monica’s own website to whet your appetite and see if freelancing is for you:
A Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing – www.gyford.com/phil/writing/2006/10/26/a_beginners_guid.php
Arts Connect – www.artsconnect.com.au
Creative Business – www.creativebusiness.com
Creative Business Benchmarker – www.benchmarker.org.au
Freelance Switch – www.freelanceswitch.com
The Business of Being Creative – www.thebusinessofbeingcreative.com
The Loop – www.theloop.com.au