“How do I know if an online program is right for me… and worth the investment?” This is a great question to ask before you spend money on online courses. After all, there are a ton of e-courses out there—how do you know which one is the right one for YOU? But I’ve got you covered! Today, I want you to ask yourself these top 10 questions BEFORE paying for an online course.
I’m excited to share with you TWO freelancer case studies featuring Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success students today!
The first is a brand-new case study, and the second is following-up on a freelancer case study from last year (you’ll get to see how this student’s business has grown over the six months since her last case study).
Freelancer Case Study #1
Sareeta is a feminist blogger and virtual assistant. We became friends a year or two ago through Elite Blog Academy and she has a wonderful blog!
I get a LOT of questions from freelancers about how to price freelance services. How much should you charge for your work? What is a fair rate for both the freelancer and the client? Should you charge by the hour or by the project?
Well, we’re getting to ALL of that today, my friends! Settle in with your favorite beverage and let’s talk about pricing your freelance services.
But before we get started, you’ll want to grab this pricing strategy worksheet. It’s a super handy worksheet that will enable you to set rates wherein you actually get paid what you’re worth!
Today we’re taking a slight detour from our usual solopreneur-focus to discuss the top 8 things to consider when entering into a business partnership. That’s because, after being a sole business owner for 8 years, I started working with a business partner exactly four weeks ago.
The project? A new small business podcast! The podcast is a collaborative effort between myself and Dan—it’s called Candid Conversations, and it’s a podcast sharing the adventures of small business owners and communications specialists.
I’ve been thinking a lot about overcoming fear in business lately—partly because I’m in the midst of relaunching the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass (fear is one of the BIGGEST things holding people back from quitting their day jobs!), and partly because I’ve been going through a lot of fear related to business lately, myself.
It’s been just two weeks since I started a small business podcast with my biz bestie, and last week we started serious conversations about launching a full business together as a partnership. Exciting but scary big projects in the works.
Last Monday, I had a plan for my week. I was going to prepare for the upcoming launch of the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass, do some client work, write a guest blog post, and prepare daily action items for the April Begin Your Biz Challenge. What I did NOT have planned into my schedule was to start a small business podcast.
So when my biz bestie Dan messaged me on Monday evening with a new idea he had of co-hosting a podcast together, I didn’t REALLY have the extra time to be able to do it… but it sounded like the perfect project.
You know you want to start a freelance business… but where do you even BEGIN? Today, I’m going to break down for you exactly how to start a freelance business.
Consider this your step-by-step guide to starting a freelance business:
Step #1 for how to start a freelance business: Decide what kind of business you want to have
You need to know what kind of freelance business you want to have before you get started with it. Choose something that you have some experience and education in,
There just are NOT enough hours in the day. And especially when you’re working full-time and running a small business on the side, it can feel nearly impossible to do anything besides work, work, work!
Luckily, it IS possible to work full-time at a 9 to 5 job while managing your home-based business on the side.
In fact, I did it for years.
I built up my freelance business while I was working a stressful,
Today I want to do something a little different than usual. Today I want to walk you through my business—specifically, the processes I use for creating my online small business courses, programs, and free content.
To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that my business is basically divided into two main components: the freelancing side of things (where I have clients) and the business strategy/coaching side of things (where I have students).
(Curious about how much time I spend on each part of my business and where my money comes from? Check out this article featuring an income breakdown of how I make money online)
For our purposes in this article,
If you want to escape the 9 to 5 life and start your own home-based business, there are two big foundational things you need to do:
1) Set up the systems and strategies in place so as to ensure a smooth, seamless transition out of the 9 to 5 office life and into working from home full-time (pssst… that’s exactly what I teach in the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass!)
2) Get started with your small business NOW (before you quit your 9 to 5 job!)