My Biggest Freelance Disasters! Embarrassing Moments Inside

Lindsay Marsh, Skillshare Teacher & Designer 12+ yrs

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5 Videos (16m)
    • Class Preview

      0:48
    • Sued for $1400 for Copyright Infringement

      5:07
    • Major Spelling Disaster!

      2:59
    • Lost $1,000 worth of work by not getting a deposit upfront

      4:12
    • Hit with a $10,000+ tax bill!

      3:17

About This Class

After 12+ years in the freelance business, I have run into my fair share of disasters! They are bound to happen, but let me tell you my most embarrassing moments in my career and give you tips on how to avoid my mistakes! I will tell you about the time when...

1.) I got sued for $1,400 for photo copyright infringement. We will then review when you need to purchase a photo, what is standard and extended licensing on photos and when you need them.

2.) The story of how I misspelled a states name on a state wide campaign. We will then review a tactic to prevent this from happening to you! 

3.) How I got scammed out of 30-40 hours of freelance work because I did not have a contract. Learn where to create one and why they are so important. 

4.) Got a nasty $10,000 tax bill surprise! Learn all about quarterly taxes, when and how to pay them.

This is a very open class for me to teach as it opens me up to being human and making big mistakes (normal!). I hope you enjoy watching these videos, I tried to keep them short and fun. I am glad I can look back on these mistakes and learn from them! and hopefully you can too. 

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

very important but would like to know how much to save to prevent getting caught off gard.
I love hearing about this other side of freelancing, what can (and does!) go wrong, with the added tips on how to prevent that.
Josien Brands

Creative explorer

Very informative for new freelancers.

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Lindsay Marsh

Skillshare Teacher & Designer 12+ yrs