How to Start Your Own Freelance Business


How to Start Your Own Freelance Business

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Are you interested in starting a freelance business, but don’t know how to get started?

Make the jump to freelancing with the HOW Design University course How to Start Your Own Freelance Business with freelance guru and Marketing Mentor founder Ilise Benun.

Register for How to Start Your Own Freelance Business today!

The process of starting a freelance business can be extensive, but Benun got it down into a manageable, yet comprehensive guide. This multimedia course provides you with a collection of resources you can return to again and again as you emerge as a successful freelancer. You will learn not only what you need to do to start a freelance business, but also what it takes to maintain that business.

After you complete How to Start Your Own Freelance Business, you’ll have the freedom to do what you want, when you want and especially, for whom you want. It’s not for everyone, and it’s not a piece of cake, but if you are willing to do the work, the rewards are indescribable. If you’re up for the challenge, this course paves to successful freelancing and simplifies the process.

The course will guide you through marketing and sales, client relations and etiquette, pricing and taxes, and how to establish a work/life balance. You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of how to get started on your own, and the tools you need to ensure you’re set-up for success.

In the first week of the course, students will learn how to establish the foundation needed to successfully start a freelance business. You’ll explore what it takes to be a successful freelancer and learn to integrate your personal values and vision into your freelance business.

In the second week, Benun will explore the four elements you’ll need to manage as a freelancer—money, marketing, client relations and work/life balance.

Find out what you need to have in place before you begin freelancing to make the strongest start possible. In How to Start Your Own Freelance Business, you’ll get a look at the legal basics of freelancing, as well as the best way to build and maintain a strong network for support and resources. In-house designers and budding freelancers alike can benefit from this course.

How to Start Your Own Freelance Business is the perfect tool for designers who are moonlighting or currently working a full time job. With this course, you can create your business while you’re working so that you can transition smoothly into your role as a freelancer without worrying about an initial famine. That way, when you’re ready to “fly,” you have given yourself the best possible chance to succeed because you aren’t just winging it.

Register for How to Start Your Own Freelance Business today!

ilise_150Ilise Benun is a national speaker and the author of several books including the The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money and The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing (HOW Books), The Art of Self Promotion (Marketing Mentor Press) and more. She’s a regular contributor to HOW Design and is the lead editor of the Creative Freelancer Blog. Ilise is a frequent speaker at HOW events, a regular Design Tutorial presenter and the co-founder of the Creative Freelancer Conference. She is the founder of Marketing Mentor, where she works closely with creative professionals, teaching them how to best develop their business through creativity, sell their services and talents, and implement efficient systems and procedures to run the business smoothly.

8 thoughts on “How to Start Your Own Freelance Business

    1. Jessica Farris Post author

      Hi Heather! It’s a two-week, workshop-style course with one lesson per week. Each lesson includes about 5 short readings, a few downloadable audio lessons, and one assignment. What else would you like to know about the course?

      Much of the information on the logistics of the course can be found here.

      1. Heather

        Thanks Jessica, I got a 404 with that link. Is there the chance for any interaction/feedback on the assignments with Ilise and others in an online forum?

  1. Ilise Benun

    Hi Heather, sorry I just saw this but YES, you will of course have ample opportunity for interaction. I give feedback on all assignments and there is a discussion board. We just started this morning so I hope you’ll join us. And you’re welcome to use my promo code for 20% off: IBENUN.

    See you online!