Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success | Justin Gignac | Skillshare

Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success

Justin Gignac, Co-founder of Working Not Working

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9 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Let's Go!

      1:56
    • 2. Your Mission: Why You're Here

      3:31
    • 3. The Power of Side Projects

      8:30
    • 4. Things All Great Portfolios Do

      5:39
    • 5. Portfolios We Love

      7:54
    • 6. Marketing Yourself

      9:52
    • 7. Authentic Networking

      7:20
    • 8. Real Talk: Business Fundamentals

      5:16
    • 9. Closing

      1:19
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Project Description

What is the next step in your freelance journey?

ASSIGNMENT

Do you have dreams of working with big-name clients like Apple, Airbnb, and The New York Times? Are you building your portfolio? Eager to start more side projects? It's time to start carving your own creative path!

Use this class as a resource. Every single student has a project workspace to share their mission, test side projects and portfolio ideas, and get feedback from the community. This is an invaluable opportunity to get real feedback on your personal brand and the work you truly care about.

  

DELIVERABLE

Start your post right away by introducing yourself, then update it over time with the following:

  • Intro to your work (social media links, etc.)
  • Personal mission
  • Favorite piece of work
  • Notes on who you'd like to collaborate with

  

RESOURCES

This class includes a wide range of sites and side projects to inspire your work! Here are a few links from Working Not Working members to get you started:

  

Curious to read more?

  

Other helpful links:

  • Shake Law - Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds
  • Squarespace - WNW members and friends can enjoy a 10% discount! Use the code WORKINGNOTWORKING when signing up.

  

Want to get in touch? Ask us questions in the class's Community section! 

  • We host lots of events and parties to help members & friends connect. Networking Not Networking, so to speak. Stay updated by following us on Twitter, FacebookInstagram, and the WNW blog, Free Range.

  

Other Skillshare classes on freelancing you might enjoy:

  

INTERESTED IN JOINING WORKING NOT WORKING

  • If you want to become a WNW member, we encourage you to submit an application or better yet, find a current member to nominate you. 
  • If you hire super talented people, we have a 3-day free trial with your name on it :)
  • Need to hire someone ASAP? We've got a job board (or rather, the UnJobBoard!), visible only to members. 

Roles we currently represent:

  • Advertising
  • Art Directors
  • Copywriters
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • UX/IA Designers
  • Creative Technologists
  • Illustrators
  • Animators
  • Directors
  • Photographers
  • Producers

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