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

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7 Summary of Week 8

This week, you’ve considered your next steps, setting yourself SMART goals and developing your business plan. You’ve also looked at the importance of financial and contingency planning, as well as maintaining motivation when times are tough.

You should now be able to:

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

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.

Congratulations! You have now come to the end of the course. Don’t forget that to finish the course and get your badge you will need to complete this week’s quiz.

Good luck with developing your creative ideas and freelance business projects!

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