Own your life: A complete guide to freelancing

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This course is an in-depth, hands-on guide for those starting their freelancer journey. Learn how to transition into freelancing, get and manage clients, market your business, build your network and stay motivated and healthy. The many course activities provide practical ways to not only build up your business, but to let it thrive!

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Who this course is for

COURSE LEVEL:

Intermediate
This course is for you if you are starting out as a freelancer and looking to build up a successful business from scratch.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    How to make the transition into freelancing, find your first jobs and know what to charge.

  • 2

    How to network and build your online presence with a website, blog and social media.

  • 3

    How to sell and manage your clients, your contracts and your finances.

  • 4

    How to stay healthy, motivated and productive as a freelancer.

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education logo

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book Brilliant freelancer: Discover the power of your own success by Leif Kendall published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

This is a Funzi premium course. It has been created in partnership with Pearson, the global leader in education content.

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Course contents: 9 topics

  • 1

    Are you ready to start freelancing? Gain an introduction to freelancing, learn how to transition smoothly into a freelance career and discover the many freelancing options available to you.

  • 2

    Establishing yourself in the market Learn what you need to know when registering your freelance business and how to find your place in the market.

  • 3

    Initial phone calls and networking Discover two effective marketing methods that will help you flourish as a freelancer: calling potential clients and building your network.

  • 4

    Build your online presence Get yourself online through building a website, using social media, blogging regularly and understanding how to be found by search engines.

  • 5

    How to get clients Gain clients through setting the right price, knowing how to sell, arranging meetings with potential customers and getting referrals for your excellent work.

  • 6

    Manage your client relationships Learn tips and strategies for keeping the customers you have and handling those customers who might not be so happy.

  • 7

    Dealing with administrative matters Know how to handle technical, administrative and financial matters in a way that will save you a lot of time, money and stress.

  • 8

    Workspaces and staying healthy Find a workspace that suits your needs and budgets and learn how to improve your physical and mental well-being with practical tips and exercises.

  • 9

    Motivation, productivity and your future Gain valuable tips on how to stay motivated and productive as a freelancer, and find out the options for maintaining or growing your freelance career.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 4 WEEKS

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

  • Access to the course anytime, as long as you want, once you’ve purchased the course

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