Establishing Your Freelance Business
The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network is offering an online course on Establishing Your Freelance Business. This class is for those who wish to start a freelance editing business or improve an existing one.
During this course, you will learn about:
- Advertising your services
- Finding jobs
- Setting rates
- Contacting potential clients
- Following up on potential clients
- Making the deal
- When and how to refer jobs to others
- Staying in touch with established clients
- Keeping track of your time and money
- Managing your workload
- Preparing your taxes
- Balancing the “feast or famine”
I will be teaching this course, which begins 10/14/13 and runs for ten weeks. If you are a contributing member of The Christian PEN, the fee is $120; online-only members $130; nonmembers $150.
Though the course focuses mostly on freelance editing/proofreading, the lessons are applicable to any type of freelancing business (including freelance writing).
To start the registration process, go to the Contact Us page of The Christian PEN’s website. Instructions will be e-mailed to you for payment of the fees, as well as details on how the e-loop works.
To ask questions, contact Jeanne Leach, The Christian PEN’s coordinator, from the contact page.