So you're sick of your job and what to become your own boss. You've seen enticing social media posts that paint a picture of lounging in a beach chair with a laptop, earning six figures as the waves gently crash onto the shore. What a life! How real is it though? What can a new freelancer really expect and consider before making the leap to full-time self-employment.
Whether you call it freelancing, soloprenuership, or a consultancy - working alone or leading a small business is full of all the same "stuff" as any other career. The difference is that YOU get to choose the activities and define success. This session will provide food for thought around this less conventional worklife, and help individuals set realistic expectations in pursuing their version of success.
As a freelance instructional designer, you are often expected to do it all and do it well! You should be an all-knowing, all-doing, mystical creature that transcends the limits of the human condition. Maybe that’s how you see it. But your future clients see it differently. They want to work with YOUR unique talents, strengths, and passions. So, what do you do to find your niche in the wild and wonderful world of freelancing? We’ll explore a few ways to help you niche your way to success in this jungle.