Do you want to go from surviving gig-to-gig to maintaining a steady flow of income through your own freelancing business? How about gaining the confidence to leave your steady but stifling job and launch into a more rewarding career that will let you pursue your passions? If so, you’re in the right place! In this specialization, you will learn how to overcome imposter syndrome and finally get paid for your talents by equipping yourself with the basic skills to operate your career like a business and avoid running out of money through smart financial planning and a solid business plan.
CalArtians who do not see a "Sponsored by CalArts" notice when enrolling can access this specialization by joining through the Coursera for CalArts program linked in the FAQ for this specialization.
Applied Learning Project
Will your business succeed? You will develop and refine your business idea and assumptions about it throughout the first four courses of this specialization, and finalize it with a plan you can use right away to launch your business in the fifth and last course of the specialization.
You also won’t be in this alone - there will be other freelancers in this course to help you practice the skills of networking and providing support to others to win new business. You’ll hone your skills in assessing the potential outcome of a business by reading the business plans of your peers and ultimately reinforce your belief in yourself to take the leap into full-time freelancing, or keeping a steady stream of additional income through your side-hustle.