The Business of Freelance by Sander van Dijk

The Business of Freelance

Overview

This course has been merged with The Freelance Foundation into an updated course called:
"The Ultimate Freelance Guide" so that every person doing the course will get a more holistic view of the total freelance experience.

The Ultimate Freelance Guide


⭐️ Free Orientation Course

What's included?

Video Icon 7 videos File Icon 23 files Text Icon 9 text files

Contents

📊 Let’s talk business
5 mins
Rates
How do you roll?
4 mins
Calculate your rate
13 mins
Charge based on value
10 mins
Understanding the value you provide
6 mins
How to negotiate with your client
6 mins
How to work for free without losing your value
5 mins
Passive income
3 mins
📻 Summary
9 mins
📋 Links & Resources
✋ Questions
New opportunities
Should I take this gig?
5 mins
Expressing interest first
11 mins
Decline a project and how to say “no”
9 mins
Get an assistant
6 mins
Set up a client meeting
5 mins
Understanding what your client needs
17 mins
Taking notes
5 mins
Budget a project
16 mins
Choose wisely and define your values
9 mins
📩 Red flag emails
💌 Real client conversations
📻 Summary
9 mins
📋 Links & Resources
✋ Questions
Paperwork
Incorporate
5 mins
Keep a secret
2 mins
Agreements
4 mins
Statement of Work (SOW)
30 mins
Other types of Agreements
4 mins
Sending you Invoice
8 mins
If the client doesn’t pay
5 mins
📻 Summary
4 mins
📋 Links & Resources
✋ Questions
Statistics
Tracking time ⌛️
13 mins
Spreadsheet Formulas
20 mins
Tracking finances 💵
16 mins
Wrapping up

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

First and foremost: this is a freelance course for creatives. One of the things all arts have in common is the art of freelance. Although most of the content and context is written from my Motion Design perspective, this information will undoubtedly resonate with graphic designers, illustrators, animators, 3D artists, photographers, and cinematographers as well.

What do I need to get started?

It would be ideal if you have some freelance projects coming your way and have a portfolio up and running. This course focuses purely on the business side of freelance, not how to gain better creative skills.

What happens after I sign up?

After you sign up on the platform, you’ll receive an account where you can login and access the course from your desktop, tablet or smartphone. You will receive an email from me with the first section of the course. Every week after that you’ll receive the other three sections from the moment you sign up. The course consists of written text, links to helpful resources, audio recordings of the text, and video demonstrations.

How long will I have access to the course?

For the rest of your life! That way, you can reference the material whenever it's relevant to you. There may be paid updates in the future, but only if the content is upgraded dramatically.

What if this doesn't work for me?

Let’s say none of the content resonates with you. It happens. Sometimes you buy something and it’s just not the right fit. If, for whatever reason, this course doesn't give you what you think was promised, I'll give you a full refund provided that I can get some insight from you as to what I could do better to make this course work better.

Get new skills

My name is Sander — and over the last 10 years I’ve been working successfully as an artist. 
I was able to become the artist I am today partially through the guidance of others, and now I want to make my experience available to you.