• 6 hours
  • Easy

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Last updated on 9/20/18

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Course introduction

Freelancing, or the ‘gig economy’, has grown rapidly over the last few years. For people looking to develop a business idea, wanting a better work/life balance or simply keen to work for themselves, it offers both freedom and flexibility.

On this course, you’ll discover how to plan, set up, find leads and secure work as a freelancer in the UK. I’ll share the practical advice, tips and suggestions I've learned in my eight years as a successful freelancer.

You’ll already have noticed that the course is delivered using two mediums:

  • In the videos, I'll explain a key concept or idea in more detail so that you can put it straight into practice through concrete examples.

  • In the text, you’ll find reminders, some anecdotes, exercises and additional resources

You’ll learn everything from choosing a business name to selecting the right business structure; registering yourself legally to securing work leads; finding sources of funding to deciding what insurance you’ll need; and finally how to effectively capture what you hope to achieve in a short, but effective, business plan.

Ready to start the ball rolling? Then, let’s get begin!

Example of certificate of achievement
Example of certificate of achievement