Freelancing for Beginners

A beginners guide to freelancing online
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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Freelancing 101 is a basic course for people who have always wanted to get into freelancing, but just never knew how. This class breaks everything down into bite-sized chunks to help you set up a business without going broke or higher a bunch of expensive consultants. It provides detailed explanations as to how to find and manage clients, how to market your business, and even how to manage your money. It lists tons of useful websites, resources, and web applications to get your business up and running without breaking a sweat.

Here are just a few things you will learn in the course.

How to find and manage clients

How to structure your business to suit your lifestyle

How to set your rates

How to select a target market

How to market your business

How to build your portfolio

If that sounds interesting, go ahead and sign up!

What are the requirements?

  • Computer
  • Internet Access
  • Willingness to Learn
  • A Marketable Skill

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How to find clients
  • How to select a target market
  • How to manage clients
  • How to set your rates
  • How to Market Your Business
  • How to Build Your Portfolio
  • How to structure your business to suit your lifestyle

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
00:26

This is a brief introduction to the course and it explains what the course will cover.

49 pages

These are the PPT slides shown during the presentation.

2 pages

A list of links that will be mentioned during the lecture.

Section 2: Getting Started
06:14

This lecture explains how to set goals for your business.

1 page

This is a worksheet that will help you set your goals.

02:25

This lecture explains how to set your rates.

1 page

This worksheet will help you reach your income goals.

01:56

This lecture explains how to find the right market for your business.

1 page

This is a worksheet that will help you select the appropriate target market.

08:49

This lecture explains how to build a portfolio.

1 page

This worksheet will help you create your portfolio.

03:12

This lecture explains how to build a lifestyle around your business.

Section 3: Gathering Your Marketing Materials
10:39

This lecture explains how to build a website. It will explain how to buy a domain name and hosting as well as explain what you should include on your website.

05:12

This lecture explains how to create printed marketing materials such as business cards, postcards, and flyers.

Section 4: How to Find Clients
08:35

This lecture explains how to use online forums to find clients and work opportunities.

05:10

This lecture explains how to network effectively.

05:54

This lecture explains how to use social media to market your business.

09:28

This lecture explains how to use online job boards to find projects and clients.

07:15

This is a basic overview of how to advertise your business.

02:33

This lecture explains how word of mouth marketing works.

Section 5: Establishing the Right Fit
05:00

This lecture explains how to conduct an initial consultation.

15:24

This is a lecture about red flags from potential clients.

07:02

This lecture explains how to create a client proposal.

03:15

This lecture explains how to manage client expectations.

06:24

This lecture explains how to send and manage documents online.

05:54

This lecture explains how to bill clients and send invoices.

Section 6: Working With Clients
03:51

This lecture explains how to do online project management.

07:10

This lecture explains how to manage your time effectively online.

Article

This is a text document with additional time management tips.

08:14

This lecture explains how to manage your money online.

05:40

This lecture explains how to deliver the final project to your client.

Section 7: Farewell
00:24

This is the final lecture of the course. Farewell!

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Instructor Biography

Ashley Bennett, Digital Marketing Strategist

 I am a digital marketing strategist with a background in both business and creative fields such as copywriting and photography. I have a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and several years of experience working for Internet marketing firms. As an author and marketing strategist, I am focused on creating digital content for websites, blogs, and social media accounts.

I am author of The 7 Laws of Social Media Marketing. I have written for a number of publications including ProBlogger, Instant Shift, Freelance Switch, the Social Media Sun, the Business Finance Store, and Afropunk. 

Please visit my website at www.Ashley-Bennett.com

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