Online Event Preview: Strategies for Creative Freelancers

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Starting and maintaining a freelance design business can be a challenging task—one that becomes much easier with support from your fellow freelancers.

If you’re a freelancer, a creative professional who does independent work on the side, or you want to learn how to start a freelance business, you’ll fin yourself in good company at Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014 on April 16, 2014.

This all-day event is packed with resources for designers, creative professional and freelancers in any industry.

“These events aren’t just for designers,” said Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing Mentor and co-producer of the Creative Freelancer Business Conference. “They’re for any creative professional who’s doing work on their own. The materials are useful no matter what size business you have.”

Successful creative freelance design professionals share their experiences

Nine creative freelance design professionals—some of whom have been so successful that they are no longer freelancers—will share what they’ve learned. They’ll explain what it’s like working with clients, marketing their business and making room for life, including our regular series of “Passion Projects.”

As part of the event, you can attend live webinar presentations, ask questions and interact with these creative professionals.

Participate in live webinars with Emily Brackett, Michelle Taute, Tom N. Tumbusch and others successful creative freelancers.

When you register for Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014, you’ll get a one-day all-access pass to all content, which includes live webinars and pre-recorded videos, the opportunity to participate in live chats and a chance to network with fellow creative freelancers and experts. Registration includes access for one day to live webinars and discussion board chats with experts and peers.

You’ll also have access to a total of 16 video presentations, sessions and webinars that you can download for a full week after the event and keep to consult again and again. You’ll actually own the content!

Register today! Enter code CFSPRING14 at checkout for $50 off registration.

Attend sessions on freelance design and learn how to start a freelance business


The event will also provide an exclusive sneak peek at the Creative Freelancer Business Conference in the live session “Freelancers Speak on Work/Life Balance.” In this presentation, Jenn David Connolly, Tom N. Tumbusch, Laura Foley and Jill Anderson will share what they’ve learned about how to balance work and life while running a business, including parenting while freelancing and how content marketing at work simplifies life at home. Attendees can ask them questions and get insight into what it’s really like balancing your professional and personal life.

In “How to Avoid Scope Creep,” Jason Swenk will share his ideas on what to do when a project you’ve negotiated and defined starts to change and expand. Swenk addresses scope creep, explaining the best way to define the parameters of a project and help clients understand the value of design work.

In “How a Recipe Blog Does Double Duty as Passion Project and Marketing Tool,” photographer Evi Abeler will share how her passion project collaboration, the food blog Whip+Click, helped her grow her photography business, win an award from Food&Wine Magazine and get an agent! Evi partnered with pasty chef Albane Sharrard to create a blog and monthly newsletter where both can show off their strength and combine their marketing efforts.

Evi will also be at the Creative Freelancer Business Conference and HOW Design Live taking headshots for people who need them.

Register for Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014 today to get in-depth, concrete information on marketing and pricing, attracting and keeping new clients, managing your money, and making plans for long-term growth.

Learn more and register here. Enter code CFSPRING14 at checkout for $50 off registration!