Freelance Foundations

Learn how to get
started as a freelancer

Starting on 16 February 2022

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What is Freelance Foundations?

Whether you want to be your own boss, get paid for your skills or set up a lifestyle business, Freelance Foundations is a live interactive online course covering everything you’ll need to know when starting out as a Freelancer.

We’ll give you the information you will need for setting up, finding clients, successfully promoting your work and taking care of your finances!

Freelance Foundations is free for all London Met students and graduates.

What you’ll learn

To help you get started as a freelancer, we’ll cover these topics:

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

Libby England

After working with an SME from its early start-up stages, Libby pursued her passion for education. With 15 years of higher education and commercial experience, Libby brings you an in-depth understanding of the skills you need to launch a business, kickstart a freelance career and boost your employment prospects.

Simon Boot

For the last 8 years at Accelerator, Simon has been helping tech start-ups grow and scale their businesses, and supporting students to transform ideas into killer businesses. With experience that spans law, finance, marketing and operations, Simon is your start-up Swiss Army Knife.

External experts

We know it’s important to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant support available, so Freelance Foundations will include expert advice from freelancers who have been there, done that… and are still doing it!

Dates and Times

Freelance Foundations will run over four fortnightly sessions starting at 1PM on 16 February 2022.

Session One – 16 February
Session Two – 2 March
Session Three – 16 March
Session Four – 30 March

Register your interest

Interested in joining Freelance Foundations?
Register your details using the form below and we’ll be in touch with more information.