Art: Become A Freelance Artist



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£15 inc VAT (was £69)
Offer ends 06 January 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
2 Hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This course will teach you all the essentials to pursuing a career as a freelance artist. You will learn how to protect yourself and your business by painlessly planning and using easy-to-manage yet professional contracts and invoices. You will also learn how to communicate well to clients and deliver the projects clients want, turning them into happy repeat customers.

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Course Highlights

  • Includes 24 lectures and 1.5 hours of content.
  • Hone in on exactly which services you should offer and which you should NOT.
  • Set your prices and know once and for all what to charge and protect yourself by using easy-to-manage yet professional contracts and invoices.
  • Know the most effective ways to find new clients and turn them into happy repeat customers.
  • Learn how to listen to and communicate well with clients to deliver the projects that they want, need, and love.

Course Overview

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to break into freelancing, and novices within the freelance world. It is also suited to experienced freelancers looking for better and more efficient ways of dealing with clients and completing successful projects. You can develop the characteristics and personality traits that all successful freelancers share.

Instructor Bio

Kristen Palana is a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practising award-winning multimedia artist. She has over 16 years of experience teaching students all over the world using tried and true custom approach.

Course Curriculum


  • Share
  • Say hi and tell your fellow students why you're taking this course
  • Welcome and Introduction to Freelance Masterclass For Artists
  • Why Start Freelancing?
  • Activity: Do You Have the Right Personality to Survive & Thrive as a Freelancer?

Preparations (Respecting Yourself)

  • Deciding Which Services to Offer
  • Should I Ever Work for Free?
  • How Much Should I Charge?
  • Activity: Should I Take This Job? A Checklist

Where to Find Your First Clients

  • How to Use Fiverr and Other Websites to YOUR Advantage
  • Getting Your First Clients -The Best Ways to Spread the Word
  • Resources: Places to Start When Looking For Your First (Repeat) Clients

Ready, Set, Go! (Protecting Yourself)

  • Got a Client? Great. Now Get a Contract ASAP! (Resources)
  • Get Paid Upfront or After the Job is Done? My Solution and Suggestions
  • Use This Simple Trick to Painlessly Prepare For Taxes as a Freelancer
  • Easy Invoices You Can Start Using Today (Resources)

The Client Whisperer (Respecting the Client While Still Respecting Yourself)

  • How To Get Inside Your Client’s Head So That You Start Off Well.
  • Presenting the "Final" Work, Making Final Tweaks, and Finding the Right Balance
  • Presenting the "Final" Work, Making Final Tweaks, and Finding the Right Balance
  • The Joys and Sorrows of Presenting Work in Progress.
  • Sample Questionnaire For the Client You Can Use (Resource)

That's a Wrap (Getting Paid and Enjoying the Fruit of Your Labor)

  • Finish Up Your Project With a Positive Bang. Tips and Tricks.
  • Don't Forget to Do This For Attracting Even More Clients

Conclusion and Goodies

  • Thank You For Taking This Course! Please Review and Stay In Touch.

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Who is this course for?

Suitable for anyone interested in freelance work and wanting to pursue a career within freelancing.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Career path

Freelance artist

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how much is this course?


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