Be Your Own Boss: Freelance 101

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Be Your Own Boss: Freelance 101

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Freelance opportunities are a great way to boost your experience before a major job search and kickstart your career. But where should you begin?

In this workshop, we will discuss the ins and outs of freelancing, topics that will be covered include:

  • How to freelance part-time or full-time
  • Where to find potential projects & develop your portfolio
  • How to price yourself
  • Defining the scope of your project
  • How to write contracts
  • Getting (& keeping!) clients

Learn how you can hone your talents, market them to potential clients and communicate your project goals clearly to channel success. The strategies discussed in this workshop applies to various industries.

Takeaways

  • Develop a game plan to begin working in your field independently
  • Better market your services to potential clients
  • Navigate online and offline resources for freelancers
  • Understand key pain points and for freelancers and how to deal with them such as taxes, insurance, and time management

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Please bring your laptop
  • Extra credit: Before class, identify your monthly budget of existing expenses/savings (or what you’d like to save each month!). This will help you when we discuss how to price yourself - setting your current price based on your expertise and your goal price. Please note: You won’t be sharing your monthly budget with anyone.

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