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Freelancing 101: 6 Things No One Tells You About Getting Started

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Dan Lavoie
Director of Strategy, Freelancers Union

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Marc Scheff
Artist and Art Director, Freelancer

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Caitlin Pearce
Associate Director, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, Freelancers Union

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About This Class

Getting started as a freelancer can be tough, confusing, and even frustrating. In this lively, 30-minute conversation, Freelancers Union leaders and veteran freelancer Marc Scheff outline the 6 top tips you need to get started. You'll learn how to establish a brand, identify clients, set your price, handle your clients -- and manage to stay sane in the process.

Chapters

  • Freelancing 101 55:04

Takeaways

• Identify your brand, assess your strengths, and optimize your portfolio • Know your client base and obtain your first clients • Decide what to charge and how to put together a contract • Learn how to market yourself and maintain a powerful web presence • Understand why networking is key to your success • Grow your personal business

About the Instructor(s)

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Dan Lavoie
Director of Strategy
Freelancers Union

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Marc Scheff
Artist and Art Director
Freelancer

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Caitlin Pearce
Associate Director, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
Freelancers Union

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