A freelance career in the creative arts
A freelance career in the creative arts

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7 Summary of Week 2

You’ve spent this week reflecting on your own experiences, needs and ambitions. You’ve started to articulate ideas about your business or freelance work and thought about the skills you might require. You’ve considered how this course can help you to close the gaps in your knowledge and analysed some of the pros and cons of working as a freelancer in the creative arts. You’ve also started to describe what you want to achieve in the future.

You should now be able to:

  • explain your current ideas, products or services
  • identify and reflect on key skills for a successful freelancer
  • explore the potential advantages and disadvantages of working as a freelancer
  • describe your freelancing goals.

Now that you’ve finished the content for this week, you might find it useful to revisit this week’s introductory video to listen again to the experiences and opinions of our freelance interviewees.

Next week, you’ll focus on identifying and building your network, looking at who can help you get to where you want to be.

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