Before starting as a full-time freelance editor, I was excited—and terrified! What business structure would I choose? How would I find clients? Would I bring in enough income to pay the bills, let alone put money into savings? And what about taxes?
Before quitting my in-house job in 2011 and freelancing full-time, I completed an MBA and plenty of personal research, but I still learned a lot through trial and error. As I gained more experience and achieved more success, I knew I wanted to share what I’d learned with others. As a result, I now teach freelance editing courses at Brigham Young University, give workshops and conference presentations on the topic, and have even written The Freelance Editor’s Handbook to provide people with expert guidance on how to excel as freelancers.
If you’re looking for more personalized guidance than a book can provide, then consider working with me one-on-one. During our initial consultation, we’ll meet via Zoom or phone to discuss your current situation; your goals for your business; and any business-related questions you have, whether related to marketing, finances, work/life balance, or other aspects of running a business. Then, if you’re interested in additional coaching, I’ll create a customized plan for you, with a focus on the topics that are of most interest to you and that will help you the most in achieving success.
So, if you’re ready to start a freelance business or to maximize the one you’re already running, register today for one-on-one coaching. Whether you need just a bit of guidance or want on-going assistance, I’ll help you achieve your ideal business.
Here’s a sampling of the topics we might talk about during coaching sessions:
- Establishing a business mindset
- Selecting a business entity and name
- Choosing a niche
- Finding clients
- Pricing services
- Creating a website and LinkedIn profile
- Dealing with imposter syndrome
- Creating and maintaining a budget