How to Successfully Launch a Home-Based Freelance Business
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How to Successfully Launch a Home-Based Freelance Business

Get started freelancing with this guide to the many aspects of successfully working from home.
3.5 (1 rating)
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Created by Crystal Stannard
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know where to find freelance work
  • Know the basics of freelancing
  • Know how to get started in a freelance career
  • Know best practices for freelancing
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  • You will need a computer
  • You will need highspeed internet
  • You will need to be 18 or older to work with the resources listed

Get my bonus eBook Freelance Guides to Interviewing Effectively when you enroll in my course!

Have you been laid off? Or are you just ready for more flexibility with a higher income potential? Freelancing has boomed over the last few years bringing in billions of dollars to the economy.

How this course can help

Freelancing 101 will teach you how to get started in the freelance community. My mission is to improve the potential for freelance success in a short amount of time.

Course details

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Setting up your freelance accounts
  • Building an excellent freelance profile
  • Tips on best practices

The ability to make money from home is vast when you are a freelancer. You have the benefit of flexibility and limitless income potential.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited for those who are unemployed, just getting started with freelance, or just want to make a living from home.
  • This course is not meant for those who already know how to get started with freelancing and have already established a career with freelancing online
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
4 Lectures 06:28

Welcome to Freelance 101. I look forward to teaching you about how to get started with freelancing and I hope you enjoy it!

Preview 00:25

I briefly explain my background and how many ups and downs it took to get to a point where I could call myself a successful freelancer.

About Me

Freelancing is not only a great opportunity to advance in a career, but it is also a great opportunity for you to grow as a person and help benefit the economy.

Why Freelance?

This course is meant to teach people interested in starting a freelance career:

Know where to look for work

Know how to set up their resume/profiles

Price their services

And tips on succeeding

Preview 01:36
Freelancing Defined
2 Lectures 12:16

Freelancing is a way to earn income with flexibility and control over your career. It is not a traditional 9-5 job, free work, or a get rich quick scheme.

Preview 04:29

Getting started in freelancing is hard work, but persistence will pay off. You want to be honest and put yourself out there to see maximum results.

Preview 07:47

Test what you've learned.

Freelancing Defined Quiz
5 questions
Getting Started
7 Lectures 19:03

There are quite a few places to find freelance work on the web. Technology has made it easier than ever.

Where To Find Work

Your profile is your selling point. It's what will set you apart form other freelancers. Take time to build it properly to represent you and your skills and help clients see you are the best fit for the job.

Creating Your Freelance Profile

You will need a SSN and basic information for accounts, as well as payment information.

Set Up Your Accounts

Knowing your profile is your selling point isn't enough. You need to put effort into creating a great profile that you continuously add to to improve as you grow as a freelancer.

Profile Basics

Profile photos show who you are as a person. You want them to be profession and welcoming.

Preview 01:58

Your resume is a great tool to show proof that you have experience in your field. Don't be afraid to brag... a little.

What Your Resume Needs

You want to find a good balance in price. Think about the minimum you are willing to work for and then decide what you feel you are worth.

How to Price Your Services

Test what you've learned.

Getting Started Quiz
7 questions
Follow Through
2 Lectures 04:43

You've set up your accounts and now it is time to apply for work. Remember, freelance work is a little different to get with all the competition, but if you submit a great application you will see better results.

Apply For Work

Put your best foot forward and put yourself out there. Good luck!

More Tips for Success

Test what you've learned.

Follow Through Quiz
3 questions
Thank you
1 Lecture 00:48
Thank You!
1 Lecture 00:00

Don't forget your added bonus! Here is the full PDF of my published book Freelance Guides to Interviewing Effectively!

Freelance Guides to Interviewing Effectively eBook
18 pages
About the Instructor
Crystal Stannard
3.5 Average rating
1 Review
10 Students
1 Course
Freelance Entreprenuer and Coach

My name is Crystal Stannard aka the freelance supermom. I got this name because I started out freelancing when I was 18 and over the course of the last 10 years I have had full time jobs, 3 kids, and managed to get my Master’s Degree in IT Project Management. My mission is to teach people the things they need to know to succeed faster than I did.

I started off as a Cha Cha guide making like $20 a month. It was discouraging to say the least. But everyday I kept googling and googling until I came across Odesk, a freelance job site. I did the research, set up an account, and then nothing. Slowly over the course of the first 2 years of working on oDesk I fine tuned and tweaked every aspect of my profile, applications, prices, etc. Then the jobs started coming in, and not all of them were great. It took about 4 or 5 years for me to get to the place I wanted to be.