An Insightful Guide to Becoming a Freelancer

Monika Kanokova, Freelance Community & Content Strategist

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14 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Assignment: Create and Share Your Freelancer Mission Statement

    • Always Have a Side Project

    • Put Yourself on the Map

    • Business Plan

    • Build a Financial Buffer

    • Make Yourself a Website

    • Share Your Work

    • Network Yourself Up

    • Treat Your Customers Well

    • Go Social

    • Work with Awesome People

    • Remember Your Freelancers Manifesto

    • Don't Take No for an Answer


About This Class

Are you considering going freelance? Enroll in Monika Kanokova’s class to learn more about setting up a freelance business in the creative industries.

This class was inspired by Monika’s book This Year Will Be Different: An Insightful Guide to Becoming a Freelancer and explains how to use the social web to setup and grow your career as a freelance creative.

This class is perfect for creative professionals who want to start a freelance business. No prior knowledge or experience required! By the end of this class, you’ll know what steps to take to make a living as a freelance designer, writer, consultant or any other professional who wants to get their foot into the professional world of the creative industries.

115 of 118 students recommendSee All

Monika's tips and advice are so clear and easy to put into practice. Thank you Monika for the inspiration to keep going!
Ines De S.

Writer. Artist. Coffee Lover.

I'm half way through, but finding this so helpful. I've been a freelance graphic designer for a few years, but have got a bit into a rut, time for a kind of re-launch for me. This course is helping me to ask myself a whole load of really useful questions and realise that I can approach lots of things in a different way. Thank you so much, a really really helpful class.
I would recommend this class to anyone whom is interested in refining their idea of what it takes to become a freelancer as well as tailoring the map of where you want to be headed in your freelance career. Thank you for your time and insight Monika! (:





Monika Kanokova

Freelance Community & Content Strategist

I am a freelance community strategist and the author of This Year Will Be Different: The Insightful Guide to Becoming a Freelancer. My heart belongs to good design and delicious filter coffee. If yours does too, follow my discoveries on @kathmo or visit to learn more about my approach to community and product strategy.