How to start a freelance design business
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How to start a freelance design business

Want to jump into the freelance life and be your own boss?
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Created by Justin Marchant
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to start up their own freelance design business.
  • Financial planning.
  • Software requirements.
  • Hardware requirements.
  • Accounting.
  • Legal requirements.
  • Self branding.
  • Portfolio set up.
  • Social media use.
  • Networking.
Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of design software.
Description

But not sure how to get started or what are the basic requirements of a freelance designer? Come join Black Bear Creative’s Justin Marchant for a 50-minute eye-opening class on how to start your own freelance design business. Each lesson is packed full of tactical advice and tips from a real-world designer that created a home-based design studio from scratch. Learn how to avoid the mistakes and seize opportunities from Justin’s experiences of running his own creative studio.

Using tactical advice provided in these lessons you will be able to:

  • Plan your finances and minimise your risk associated with the cost’s of starting up a freelance business

  • Know the main software programs used for graphic designers

  • The importance of accounting

  • How to set up your business structure and work agreements

  • How to brand and position your business to get your ideal clients

  • Create an effective portfolio

  • Market yourself on social media

  • How to meet people through networking

This class is meant to be an overview, laying the foundation for the startup process. So let’s get started and see you in the 1st lesson!

Who this course is for:
  • Recently graduated design students.
  • Experienced designers wanting to work for themselves
  • Seasoned professional print designers wanting to move into the digital freelance space.
Course content
Expand all 9 lectures 51:34
+ Class 1- Financial
1 lecture 04:37

Plan your finances and minimise your risk associated with the cost’s of starting up a freelance business.

Preview 04:37
+ Class 2 - Software
1 lecture 08:57

Know the main software programs used for graphic designers.

Preview 08:57
+ Class 3 - Hardware
1 lecture 07:19

What hardware you should be using to make your freelance life easier and more efficient.

Hardware requirements
07:19
+ Class 4 - Accounting
1 lecture 03:56

The importance of accounting and what software you can use to help.

Accounting
03:56
+ Class 5 - Legal structure
1 lecture 05:32

How to set up your business structure and work agreements.

Legal requirements
05:32
+ Class 6 - Branding
1 lecture 08:42

How to brand and position your business to get your ideal clients.

Branding and positioning
08:42
+ Class 7 - Portfolio
1 lecture 05:11

How to create an effective portfolio.

Portfolio
05:11
+ Class 8 - Social media, getting your name out there.
1 lecture 03:38

How to market yourself on social media

Social media
03:38
+ Assignment
0 lectures 00:00
Need a way to ensure you have completed the fundamentals of setting up a freelance business? We have provided you with a workbook that allows you to check off all your business requirements. It is recommended you download & print the Startup Launch Plan Worksheet.
Startup launch plan worksheet
1 question