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How to Start a Freelance Business
Tag: career development
12 Apr

How to Start a Freelance Business

How do I Start a Freelance Business? What a coincidence! I have an entire course on this question. It’s almost as if I heard this question a ton and created an educational product that could give a detailed, satisfactory answer. And there is a lot to learn, but for the purposes of this article, I’m..

20 Mar

The Most Important Part of Freelancing

Freelancing is a complex and constantly evolving beast. So it would be absurdly reductionist to try to boil it all down to one single most important element. Right?   I did it anyway.   If I had to choose just 1 thing that was most important to a freelancer’s success, it would be client retention...

08 Mar

How to Become a Film Director

But what I really want to do is direct. It’s something we hear so often in the film and TV industry that it’s almost comical. Becoming a director is not easy. It’s one of the most sought after jobs in the world. So how do you become a film director? Directors are often hired not..

13 Feb

How to Ask for a Job Reference

It should be the easiest part of the job hunting process. It should only happen when both an employer and potential freelancer or employee are serious about working together. But so many people screw up references. They bandy them about to any employer who will open an e-mail or they don’t have them ready when..

06 Feb

To Buy Gear or Not to Buy Gear?

Students and new professionals are perpetually asking what the best gear is to get at any given price point. I hate to through my own industry under the bus (this may be a lie) but film students are very often the worst offenders. Yet almost none of them stop to question whether or not they..