Creative Freelance Bootcamp

Learn how to get started as a freelancer

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What is Creative Freelance Bootcamp?

Whether you want to be your own boss, get paid for your creative skills or set up a lifestyle business, our Freelance Bootcamp covers everything you’ll need to know when starting out as a Freelancer in your chosen field.

We’ll give you all the important information you will need for setting up, finding clients and work, successfully promoting your work and taking care of your finances! Creative Freelance Bootcamp is free for all London Met students and graduates, and you should come prepared to talk about your freelance business.

Workshop structure

Setting up

Researching the demand for your work and who to approach

Setting out your motivation: Who do you want to work with? What will interest you?

Making a plan and timeline to get things started

Finding work

Preparing your portfolio and website

Seeking work, getting into the loop and approaching people

Making your CV Freelance-friendly

Promote yourself

Networking and promoting yourself; building contacts

Online Social networking: LinkedIn; Twitter and blog-writing etc.

Pitching what you do and following up on leads

Tax and finances

Becoming self-employed, set-up costs and keeping records

Deciding and negotiating a fee and working with contracts

Invoicing, tracking expenses, keeping a budget and savings

Meet the team

Natasha Triay

During her 5 years in London, Natasha has supported over 250 young people set up businesses at The Prince’s Trust, Queen Mary University and now at London Met University.  She has previously set up a social enterprise.

Simon Boot

For the last 5 years, Simon has been helping students transform ideas into killer businesses at Accelerator. With experience that spans law, finance, marketing and operations, Simon is your start-up Swiss Army Knife.

Dates and Times

Our next Creative Freelance Bootcamp will run in late 2020. Interested in taking part? Register your interest by filling out the form below and we’ll make sure you’re one of the first to know when we have new programme dates.

Register your interest

Interested in taking part in our next Creative Freelance Bootcamp, or simply want to find out more,
complete the form below and we’ll email you when we open for applications.

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