Planning for Freelancers - Create a Strategic Plan and Your Daily Work Schedule with WorkFlowy Premium class

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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10 Videos (37m)
    • An Introduction to the Planning for Freelancers Course

    • Your Class Project for this Course

    • Introduction to WorkFlowy

    • Creating a Medium to Longterm Strategic Plan

    • Setting up a Strategic Plan Within WorkFlowy

    • Day-To-Day Tasks: Part-Time Versus Full-Time

    • Day-To-Day Tasks: The Importance of Writing Daily

    • Day-To-Day Tasks: Planning Your Daily Work Schedule

    • Setting up a Daily Work Schedule in Workflowy

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


This Planning for Freelancers course shows you how you can easily create both a Strategic Plan and Your Daily Work Schedule with WorkFlowy, a simple to use online notebook for lists.

The course is actually the second part of the 17 ings of Self-publishing series of classes on Skillshare, which is aimed at writers, content creators and other freelancers, who are looking to be more productive with their writing.

In this particular class, we shall look at:

  • The importance of planning in order to increase productivity
  • An overview of the online list tool, WorkFlowy
  • How to use WorkFlowy to create a long-term strategic plan
  • Writing part-time versus writing full-time
  • The importance of writing every day
  • How to use WorkFlowy to create a daily work schedule

The 17 'ings' of Self-publishing

You can find direct links to the other classes in the series below:

Module 01 - The 4 Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask Before Self-publishing a Book

Module 02 - Planning for Freelancers - Create a Strategic Plan and Your Daily Work Schedule with WorkFlowy

Module 03 - Building a Writer Platform and Why it is Key to Self-publishing Success

Module 04 - Researching Your Book's Niche or Genre Before You Actually Begin Writing Your Book

Module 05 - Writing Productivity: The Writing Process and How To Increase The Number of Words You Write Each Day

Module 06 - Polishing The First Draft of Your Book - A Look at the Rewriting and Self-editing Process

Module 07 - The Importance of Editing Your Book and What to Do if You Can't Afford A Professional Editor

Module 08 - Sourcing Images, Illustrating eBooks and Cover Design for Self-published Authors

Module 09 - Format and Validate eBooks without Pulling Your Hair Out

Module 10 - Copywriting for Authors - Writing Copy for Your Book's Title, Tagline, Description and Back Matter

Module 11 - The Beginner's Guide to Publishing an eBook on the Amazon Kindle Store

18 of 20 students recommendSee All

Enjoyed David's detailed outline of how he plans out each day to maximise his productivity as a writer and marketer. using Workflowy. It makes sense to take a bit of time each day to plan your goals and create the actionable steps to get you there, but I know from my own experience that's the only way.
Rui Santos

LisMel Books

Excellent, even though very simple ...for the procrastinator in me. 100% agree - turn off all distractions
Information in this course is good but I won't use workflowy because it's too texty (?) and I need something more graphical.
Sarah Gebauer

I make accessible user interfaces and webcomic





David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher


Currently on the How To Publish An eBook website, I am giving away a FREE online course for anyone who is interested in making a living (or at least a part-time income) from self-publishing.

Hello there, my name is David James Ault and I am now teaching over 50 classes on the Skillshare platform in the self-publishing and course creation niches.

I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

During the last 15 years, I have written a number of non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next couple of years.

I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.

I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.