How to be a great freelancer: A practical workshop with Alison Grade | Guardian Masterclasses

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Success in freelance means a lot more than just doing a great job (although it certainly helps!). It is equally important for your career to be a freelancer yourself. But what does that mean, and how can you make sure your creative endeavors are getting the attention they deserve? As an aspiring freelancer, how do you value your work and how much do you have to earn in order to lead the life you want? What are the realities of work-life balance?

In this practical master class with Alison GradeAs the freelance Bible writer, you’ll learn how best to position yourself to find the work you want to do – and how to keep doing it. You will learn how and why freelance work is comparable to dating and how you can use this knowledge to acquire new customers.

You will conclude this workshop by building a successful and strong freelance psyche, with new insights into the benefits of being a freelancer, and with a workable framework on which to build a sustainable and fun freelance career. This master class is perfect if you are interested in becoming a freelancer or moving away from your occupation to a freelance activity.

Course content

  • Get a grip on the skills and mindset of the most successful freelancers

  • Reintegration of your existing skills in new markets

  • Financial Insight: Value yourself and what you need to survive

  • This is how you grow your brand and attract customers

  • Maximize your reach

  • Maintaining a realistic and manageable work-life balance

This class is for

  • First time freelancers and those who are in the early stages of their freelance careers and want to improve their skills and prepare for future employment.

  • Those with more experience as freelancers who want to refresh their perspectives, apply their skills in a new market or professionalize their current offer.

  • Contractors moving from one temporary job to another and looking to take a more strategic approach to their careers.

You will receive a link to the webinar 1 hour before the 6:30 p.m. (GMT) start time.

Tutor profile

Alison Grade is a freelance writer and entrepreneur. In March 2020 she wrote The Freelance Bible, she has worked in senior positions for many companies and is a NESTA accredited trainer and mentor for creative companies. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

You will receive a link to the webinar 1 hour before the 6:30 p.m. (BST) start time.

details

This course is sold out, but you can be the first to find out about the next one – and other workshops like this one – by signing up for our newsletter here.

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Times:
6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (BST)
Price: £ 38 (plus £ 2.33 booking fee) or £ 50 with a copy of the Freelance Bible (plus £ 2.88 booking fee)
Event capacity: 70

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May 2, 2021