freelance Confidence

SELF-STUDY COURSE FOR NEW AND ESTABLISHED FREELANCERS

Freelance Confidence is aimed at freelancers who want to get more clients, market themselves more confidently, or take their freelancing further.

It costs $50 for the full course, which includes six full modules, several handy extras, plus lifetime access to the course for future updates.

freelance Confidence

 Grow Your Freelancing Business Faster

Freelance Confidence is an online course aimed at both new and established freelancers who want to make more money and take their freelancing further.

The modules cover, step by step, how to grow your freelancing business, whether you’re just starting out and finding your first clients, or whether you’ve been freelancing for months or even years already.

If you’ve taken my Start Freelancing course, you’ll find that Freelance Confidence follows on from that. You don’t have to take Start Freelancing first, as I recap a bit during the first module, but it’s recommended.

Freelance Confidence costs just $50 for the full course. This gives you lifetime access to the full six-module course, including future updates to the materials.

Six Weekly Modules

Module #1: Getting Experience and Building Your Portfolio

This module covers:

  • How to build up your writing experience and freelancing portfolio
  • Key signs that you might need more experience before you can take your next steps with freelancing
  • Whether credentials and qualifications matter in freelancing (and how to use them if you have them)

Module #2: Pitching Yourself to Publications and Clients … Confidently

This module covers:

  • Where to look online for plenty of freelancing opportunities (and how to sort the good from the bad)
  • How to write great applications to freelancing jobs that you’ve seen advertised
  • How to craft a great job application or a great pitch to a publication, with multiple examples of each

Module #3: Keeping Your Freelancing Life Organised and On Track

This module covers:

  • How to keep track of your pitches and applications (and how to follow up)
  • How to track the work you do so you can invoice for it easily and promptly
  • Ways to stay on top of different tasks (and deadlines!) for different clients

Module #4: Marketing Yourself as a Freelancer (Without Being Pushy)

This module covers:

  • Why marketing yourself is important – and how to do it without feeling uncomfortable
  • How to market yourself as a freelancer using your website itself
  • How to encourage existing clients to refer you to people they know

Module #5: Reaching Financial Success as a Freelancer

This module covers:

  • How to keep things organised when it comes to payments
  • Why it’s important to keep a close eye on your expenses, especially in the early days
  • How to raise your rates regularly (and why it’s important that you do)

Module #6: Tackling (and Overcoming) Tricky Freelancing Issues

This module covers:

  • What to do if a client doesn’t pay and stops responding to you
  • How to respond if a client says they’re not happy with your work and they want revisions
  • How to handle things professionally if you’re going to miss (or have already missed) a deadline

What Past Course Members Say

It has been a rewarding experience for me, though challenging, as it’s all so new to me. The feedback has really helped me personally. As far as course content – it’s brilliant what ever stage people are at and it’s good to be accountable as it keeps us working.

You are always there for support, even by email and you have been a great help to me personally – especially when I was pulling my hair out over WP etc … you Ali Luke are a special person!

Angela Linney

Blog On (Spring 2018) member
This was a really valuable (and extremely timely) course for me. It gave me the push to finish setting up my freelance business, as well as guiding me through the setup in a way that wasn’t overwhelming (I get overwhelmed pretty easily) and provided key info I really needed, especially the tax and payment information. These were my major roadblocks to opening for booking, and as soon as I (finally) set my prices, I’ll be completely ready to open for business.

I also appreciated how friendly the group was, how responsive Ali was to messages, and how low pressure this was while still being everything I needed.

Selina Drag

Start Freelancing member (you can see her website here)

What You’ll Get

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Written Modules

All core materials are written, so you work through them as quickly or slowly as you like. You can download them onto multiple computers or devices, or even print them out to work through.

Occasionally, I’ll include screenshots or images (e.g. when annotating an email pitch to an editor, to show you how it’s put together).

Private Facebook Group

When you purchase Freelance Confidence, you get free lifetime membership of the private Aliventures Club group on Facebook. You can post as much as you like, ask any questions you want, and get help if you’re stuck.

About Ali

I’ve been freelancing since the start of 2008. In the fourteen years since then, I’ve used freelancing to support myself at different stages of my career and life: I freelanced around a full-time job in the first half of 2008 and also during the whole of 2020; I freelanced part-time while studying for my MA in Creative & Life Writing from September 2008 – September 2010; I freelanced full time from 2010 – 2013 … and these days, freelancing means I can schedule work around my kids’ school runs and sports clubs!

Whatever your own circumstances, and whatever you want to get out of freelancing, I’d be delighted to be part of your journey. I hope Freelance Confidence will let you go further with your freelancing, whether that means making it a full time career or simply a well-paying side gig. I’d love to hear how you get on.

Join Now

Sign up now at just $50 for the full course (six modules, bonuses, plus lifetime access to all the materials).

You’ll receive your Welcome pack plus all the modules straight away after joining.

If you took Freelance Confidence before, drop me an email (ali@aliventures.com) and you can rejoin us for free.

If you have a reward card from the old version of one of my other courses, let me know (ali@aliventures.com) and I’ll be glad to sort out your discount for you. 🙂

Just click the payment button below. You’ll pay through Payhip (the sales platform I use) with your choice of PayPal or your credit/debit card.

Course Questions

Why is the course written and not in video format?

A lot of online courses are in video format. I did consider that for Start Freelancing, but I’ve kept the course materials written because:

  • They’re easier for me to keep up to date, year after year, as things change in the freelancing world
  • Most Aliventures readers say they prefer written content instead of videos
  • Video would cost me (quite a lot!) more to produce well, and I wanted to keep the cost of the course low for you

How do I access the course materials?

All the modules, plus most of the bonus materials, are in .pdf format. That means you can download them straight to your computer (or phone, tablet, etc). You can download them as many times as you want on as many devices as you like.

As soon as you join, you’ll get a .zip file that contains all the course materials, including the bonuses. You’ll also get a link and password to a page where you can download the modules and bonuses one by one, in case that’s easier for you.

That page will always have the most recent versions of the modules, plus any new bonuses I create. You have lifetime access to the course, so you’ll always be able to get the most up-to-date version.

 

If you took Start Freelancing before, you can join us again for free. So if you want a refresher, or if you want to go through the course again with group support, do come and join us.

If you’re under 18, or in full-time education, please contact me rather than paying full-price. I can offer you a discount on the course. (You don’t need to prove your age/student status: I’ll trust you.)

If you have a reward card from an old course and would like to use it for a discount on this one, please contact me and I’ll be glad to send you a special payment link.

Payment Questions

What if I change my mind about the course?

I know it can be tricky to decide whether a course is going to be the right one for you.

With all of my courses, I offer a full money-back guarantee. If you join and later decide the course isn’t for you, just let me know within 60 days, and I’ll be very happy to refund you in full.

How do I pay for the course?

Just click the “Join Now” button above.  You’ll check out through Payhip (which takes payments and sends out the course materials for me) using PayPal. It’s fine if you don’t have a PayPal account: you should see the option to pay with a credit/debit card instead. (I never see your credit/debit card information or any other details; PayPal just sends me the money!)

If neither of those options work for you, please drop me an email (ali@aliventures.com) so we can work something out.

Do you offer any discounts?

If you’re under 18, or in full-time education, please contact me rather than paying full-price as I normally have a few places on each course set aside at a lower rate. (You don’t need to provide proof of your age / student status; I’ll trust you!)

If you have a reward card from a previous course and would like to use it for a discount on this one, please contact me and I’ll send you a special payment link.

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