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A freelance career in the creative arts
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Week 8: Making it work


Welcome to the last week of the course! You should now have a better idea of the different things to consider when becoming a freelancer working in the creative sector, from where to find support to how to register as a business.

This week, you’ll bring all of that learning together and start to plan your next steps. You’ll look at the key elements in a business plan and think about developing your own.

Finally, you’ll look at how to motivate yourself when things are tough and also at how to manage success without becoming overwhelmed.

First, watch this short video in which our freelance creatives emphasise the value of business planning.

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By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • develop an action plan for your next steps
  • describe the key elements of a successful business plan
  • reflect on how to boost your productivity when motivation is low
  • identify strategies to manage success.

You’ll start this week by planning your next steps.