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Freelancer's Workshops

Thinking of becoming a freelancer now or in the future? We can help with events, resources and support.

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Learn the basics of how to become a freelancer or sole trader and discover the wider support available with our service and beyond.

We will help you explore the possibility of becoming a freelancer or accelerating your already established freelancing journey. These workshops will give you insight into what  it takes to become a successful freelancer including how to operate lawfully, marketing yourself and ensuring you get paid. At each workshop you'll hear from an experienced freelancer with an opportunity to ask any questions. 


Freelancer's Workshop 

Tuesday 18th June, 2.30pm-5pm 

Does the idea of a flexible, independent career appeal to you? Join us and learn how to turn your skills into a thriving freelance career. 

In this workshop, we will explore the possibility of becoming a freelancer, or accelerate your already established freelancing journey. We will cover the following: 

  • What is freelancing?
  • Benefits and challenges of freelancing 
  • Activity profiling your customers
  • Fireside chat with an experienced freelancer, followed by Q&A
  • Activity mapping out your customer journey and exploring how you can add value at each stage, from brand awareness through to customer loyalty 
  • Practical aspects of freelancing: finding customers, legal, insurance, finances, pricing and ensuring you get paid 
  • Opportunity to network with a community of aspiring and established student and alumni freelancers 

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Who is this for?

For all students and recent graduates (two years after graduation) from the University of Edinburgh, no matter what you study or level of experience.