Join us every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET for online discussions on the business of being a communications freelancer and participate in educational webinars to help you grow your consulting business.
Fall 2020 Schedule
1: OFFICE HOURS: Hourly versus retainer: Business models for freelancers. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of hourly rates versus retainers.
8: WEBINAR: How to know if freelancing is for you: Freelancing can be a fantastic career path. Along with flexibility, being your own boss, and the opportunity to create a portfolio of clients that align with your skills and work style, it can be a highly lucrative job. Though it’s not for everybody. Join us at this webinar to find out if freelancing is the right move for you at this point in your career.
15: OFFICE HOURS: Are freelance marketplaces worth it? We’ll discuss the rise of online marketplaces for freelancers including Upwork, Freelancer.com and others, and the pros and cons of finding work through them.
22: WEBINAR: Attracting the Right Clients. This Members Only webinar will help you build your freelance business by identifying your strengths and differentiators, properly positioning your services, and boosting your LinkedIn profile.
29: OFFICE HOURS: When to let a client go. Let’s talk about when it makes sense to redirect a client or resign the contract.
5: WEBINAR: 12 Requirements of Setting Up Your Freelance Business: Learn the 12 steps you need to take to legally and operationally set up your freelance consulting business.
12: OFFICE HOURS: Taking time off as a freelancer. Let’s talk about taking vacation as a freelancer including how to inform clients, bill them and truly unplug from work.
19: WEBINAR: Building a New Business Pipeline. This Members Only event will guide you through identifying and qualifying prospects and networking for lead generation.
3: OFFICE HOURS: Setting a Minimum Rate. Do you set — and stick — to a minimum rate for clients, especially during a recession?
10: WEBINAR: Can you really make a living as a freelancer? Learn about the financial and operational sides of freelancing and figure out how much you need to earn and bill to make it a full-time job.
17: OFFICE HOURS: Pros and cons of Subcontracting. Let’s discuss what the roles and responsibilities of being a subcontractor to an agency or another freelancer. We’ll also discuss your roles and responsibilities as a consultant hiring subcontractors.