Freelancing for Creatives: Strategies & Resources from First Leap to Finances

Margot Harrington, Communication Designer at Pitch Design Union

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13 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

      1:47
    • Making the Jump

      0:34
    • How to Make the Leap

      7:09
    • The Financial Side

      2:09
    • Financial Habits

      7:49
    • Your Budget

      8:36
    • Thinking Tall Thoughts

      6:24
    • Client Management

      1:00
    • Working with Clients

      8:12
    • Client Feedback

      5:19
    • Balancing Life, Schedules and Health

      1:35
    • Scheduling Your Freelance Career

      6:15
    • Your Project Assignment

      1:27

Project Description

Write the mission statement for your website's About page

ASSIGNMENT

Now that we've discussed tactics, tips, and lessons, describe what your personal freelance career will involve by writing copy for your website's About page. Going through this process will help you address some of the key decisions to get your career on the right track going forward. What types of projects are you going to work on? What will you bring to the table? What are you trying to accomplish?

DELIVERABLE

Share a one-paragraph mission statement for your website's About page. This paragraph should address the following:

  • What you do and make
  • The value you're providing that no one else can claim
  • Your unique process or approach to what you do

As a bonus, post your completed Business Planning PDF, attached below.

RESOURCES

I’ve put together some additional worksheets and online resources below. Also, check out some questions I posted in the discussion section.