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Resources

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Resources

 

Timekeeping and productivity 

 

Money / financial management 

  • Anthony Kirk runs a "Financial Freedom" workshop - contact him on  082 579 6997 or antony@financial-freedom.co.za   (As recommended by Carol Hampshire in her talk.)

  • Alison Sparg runs a "Manage your Money" workshop - contact her on 082 780 1415 or asparg@financialfocus.co.za  (As recommended by Jo Duxbury.)

Both these workshops address your attitude to money and beliefs about it, before tackling nitty-gritty issues like budgeting. 

 

Workshops offered by Freelancentral

Contact Jo for details   

 

All workshops are half-day and cost R450 per person. Discounts are available for Freelancentral portfolio members and group bookings.

 

Marketing yourself as a freelancer/soloist 

  • How to create a brand for yourself
  • Identifying what you stand for
  • Your elevator pitch
  • Marketing effectively on a shoestring
  • Using social media to promote your services.

 

Common English mistakes  

  • There are several common mistakes that people make regularly in English.
  • Are you sure you know where the apostrophe goes? Why is it wrong ‘to boldly go’ somewhere?
  • And did you know that your accent might be tripping up your writing?
  • Did you know that there’s a group on Facebook called “I judge you when you use poor grammar”? Yes, clients will be judging you if your English is sloppy. 

Check out our fun copy test and see how you do.

  

Portfolios and proposals 

  • How to prepare a portfolio (online and hardcopy) that will be interesting, engaging - and get you work!
  • How to respond to clients' requests for proposals in a ways that will make you stand out from other freelancers and increase your success rate.

 

Customer service: What creatives can learn from suits 

  • Putting everything in writing
  • Taking a great brief
  • Managing expectations
  • Communicating with and educating clients
  • Diplomacy and tact - particularly when taking or giving criticism

 

 

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