The Freelance Foundation by Sander van Dijk

The Freelance Foundation

Unique insight on how to start a strong freelance career.

Overview

This course has been merged with The Business of Freelance 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?

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Contents

Transition to Freelance
Let’s get started!
1 min
Making a life transition
6 mins
Calculating your monthly expenses
12 mins
My freelance journey
5 mins
Have at least two of these qualities
2 mins
Do good work
Improve the quality of your work
1 min
1. Surround yourself with people who are better than you
3 mins
2. Personal projects
4 mins
3. Curiosity
2 mins
4. Education
3 mins
Build a killer portfolio, let your work do most of the talking
6 mins
Promote Yourself and Create Your Own Opportunities
3 mins
1. You can start today
2 mins
2. Cold emails
7 mins
3. Building relationships
9 mins
4. Get out of your bubble
4 mins
5. Make something badass
4 mins
6. If the next job is not within your sight
4 mins
Believe in yourself, but don’t fool yourself
7 mins
— Summary of Do good work
5 mins
Be easy to get along with
Operate on common ground
7 mins
Communicate Clearly
6 mins
Don’t be an attention seeker
3 mins
Keep a secret and build trust
3 mins
Be friendly but not friends
5 mins
How to handle behavior you don’t tolerate
3 mins
— Summary of Be easy to get along with
5 mins
Deliver on time
Estimating intended work and planning a project over time
24 mins
How to make accurate work time predictions
4 mins
Do what you said you would do
4 mins
Deliver quality
4 mins
Arrive on time
4 mins
Be present
3 mins
— Summary Deliver on time
4 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

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 resonate with graphic designers, illustrators, animators, 3D artists and cinematographers as well.

What do I need to get started?

It would be ideal if you have some creative work already. This course focuses purely on freelance not 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 the desktop, tablet or smartphone. You will receive an email from me with the first section of the course. After that you’ll receive the other three sections every two days from the moment you signed up. The course consists of written text,  links to helpful resources, audio recordings and video demonstrations. (about 2 hours and 40 min of content)

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 for you. There may be paid updates in the future, but that’s only if the content is upgraded dramatically.

What if this doesn't work for me?

Let’s say any of the content didn’t resonate with you. It happens. Sometimes you buy something and it’s just not a right fit. If for whatever reason this course doesn't give you what you think was promised, I'll give you a full refund and I would love to hear from you what I could do better to make this course work for you.

When will the other courses launch?

"The Business of Freelance“ will launch on Jan 2nd, 2017. The other course— "Becoming a Pro Freelancer" will launch within the following months.

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.