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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Freelancing

Cameron Foote, Editor, Creative Business

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8 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Content and organization

    • 2. The sunny side of freelancing for a living

    • 3. The darker side of freelancing for a living

    • 4. Things you need to know to increase your chances of success

    • 5. Pricing psychology and setting prices

    • 6. Getting paid and paying taxes

    • 7. What it takes to be in control of your future

    • 8. Conclusion


About This Class

Freelancing can be a wonderful and rewarding way to make a living. And that’s whether you want to always work by yourself, or use it as a stepping stone to building a larger company. But let’s also be realistic. Truth is, only a fraction of individuals actually make a good living at it. Sooner or later, most fail and give up.

Most fail not because they lack talent or ambition. They fail because they fall into one or more of the pitfalls of freelancing—the things few of us ever consider, or that others never tell us about. So if you're thinking of freelancing, or if you're already trying to make a go of it and haven’t been as successful as you’d like, you should take this short course.

In less than an hour, this course and its supplementary materials will give you the inside scoop on freelancing for a good living. It’s about all the things no one ever shares with you. It’s about all the things that can make the difference between enjoying the fruits of working alone, or making an expensive and career-damaging mistake.





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Cameron Foote

Editor, Creative Business

Cameron S. Foote is founder and editor of Creative Business, the only publication devoted to the business side of design and creative services. He has over forty years of marketing communications experience in both creative and management at agency, corporate and self-employment levels.

Cam has conducted business development seminars for creative firm principals and freelancers hundreds of times in cities across North AmerIca. He is the author of the creative industry's three best-sell...

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