Introduction (Free Preview)

I’m thrilled to have you here and can’t wait to pass on some of my hard-won lessons on the business of freelancing to you. In roughly 60 minutes of course material, you’ll walk away with everything you need to know to begin your successful freelancing business.

Course format

This course is organized into individual lessons covering the key topics you need to know to get your freelance business up and running.

I find that the best learning happens when information is presented in a variety of ways. To that end, the course is broken down into the following types of content:

Written Instruction – I like to read and scan, so you’ll find lots of written text with headers and bullets. This will allow you to scan pages and revisit things that you found important.

Videos – Some videos are from me and others are from quality resources around the web.

Checklists/Downloads – Most lessons in this course require some follow-up action on your part. I’ve provided downloadable checklists to help you stay on track and get the right things done.

Additional Resources – At the end of each lesson I’ll provide links to relevant articles and podcasts. These are designed to help you dig deeper into each topic or explore related topics.

External Tools – Throughout this course I’ll share some of my favorite business books and some tools that help me run my business. Some of these resources are free, some not. I also have an affiliate relationship with some of the tools I recommend. None of these tools are required for the completion of the course.

Get the most out of this course

When you see some of the principles outlined in the course you may think “DUH, Carrie! That’s just common sense!” And you’re right – everything I cover is common sense, but I don’t make the assumption that knowing something is the same as doing something.

I’d encourage you not to skip any lessons, even if you’re tempted to.  Running a successful business is the result of doing a lot of little things well. Don’t skip the little things. 🙂

Are you ready to roll? Let’s get to the first lesson!