Creating a Freelance Career covers everything anyone needs to know about becoming a freelance writer, graphic designer, copy editor, artist, musician or any other creative occupation. It includes chapters on how to get started with your career and where to look for work, how to write pitch or query letters, how to work with contract employers, and how to build and sustain your business. Lingo necessary for successfully navigating the freelance world is defined throughout. Author Jill L. Ferguson, an experienced freelance professional and educator, guides you through finding success in the gig economy, discussing how to pursue freelancing with an entrepreneurial spirit. Creating a Freelance Career includes examples of what to do, and what not to do, when pursuing freelance projects, and includes perspectives from additional real-life professionals who have found success in their fields.
List of Contributors
Chapter One: What It Means to Freelance (Or Jumping In With Your Eyes Wide Open)
Chapter Two: Making Contact and Getting Work
Chapter Three: What to Expect from Your Contract Employer (And What They Should Expect from You)
Chapter Four: How to Build Your Business and Your Brand
Chapter Five: Sustaining and Expanding Your Business
Chapter Six: So You Want to Write a Book or Publish Other Content?
Chapter Seven: Resources to Rock Your Freelance Career