Free Class: Be Your Own Boss - Freelancing 101

Washington, D.C. campuses

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

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Free Class: Be Your Own Boss - Freelancing 101

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

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

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Freelancing represents the Future of Work and its popularity to both individuals and organisations as a preferred mode of work is growing at an exponential rate. But where and why should you begin? How can you mitigate your risks when transitioning into a freelance career?

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

  • Freelancing and its role in the Future of Work
  • Why choosing to freelance is the best possible investment in your career
  • How to 'Start Smart'
  • What type of work should you do?
  • Where to find potential projects & develop your portfolio
  • The Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers
  • Job Crafting
  • Next Steps

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 incorporation, insurance, and time management

Prereqs & Preparation

Please bring your laptop

Extra credit: Before class, identify your number one reason for what's holding you back to freelancing or if you're already freelancing, what is your number one problem moving forward? 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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