Freelance Success For Artists #1: How to Choose Your Services and Know What to Charge Premium class

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction and Welcome

    • Why Start Freelancing?

    • Choosing the Right Services to Offer Makes ALL the Difference

    • How Much Should You Charge? Use This Ultimate Formula

    • Why You Should and Shouldn't Ever Work For Free

    • Thank You For Taking This Course. Please Review.on


About This Class

Are you a designer, filmmaker, illustrator, or multimedia artist looking for simple and effective ways to earn money and build your reputation doing what you love?

I'll show you tried and true best practices for finding and keeping happy, repeat clients, and how you can best build your portfolio, reputation, experience, and income the quick and easy way.

This course (divided into several smaller courses) will help you create a successful and sustainable freelance business built on a simple but powerful mantra, "Respect Yourself. Respect Your Client."

By the end of this course (Part 1) you'll confidently be able to:

  • Hone in on exactly which services you should offer and which you should NOT.
  • Set your prices and know once and for all what to charge.
  • Know easy ways to spot when someone is trying to exploit your talents to get free work (and when you might actually WANT to work for free in some cases).

I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome in Italy and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist. As of July 2016, I'm currently based in Yangon, Myanmar and serving as a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University Myanmar.

I have over 15 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.

Are you ready to get started learning new skills that can help you move forward more confidently into the future? Enroll today and join our growing learning community. See you inside the course!


4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Yes, just the right class to show you why you should freelance, how to choose what to offer and what to charge for your services. Great.
Great course Kristen Palana. Thank you for sharing your expertise.
Sharon Ramel

Spiritual Visioning

Clear, concise and to the point. Great course.





Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.