Welcome to our Spotlight on Half Block series! Each week leading up to Dynamic Half Block in January, we’re featuring one of 2018’s non-credit offerings here on our blog. Registration for all non-credit offerings is now open on Summit.
Spotlight on Building Your Freelance Writing Business: The Missing Manual for Entrepreneurial Writing Success
What’s this class about?
This half block course is a nine-day workshop on moving your creativity into the billable realm – on making a creative project bring in revenue (and keep bringing in revenue). This course is the “missing manual” for entrepreneurial writing success. A writing life is possible, and it has an economic structure and daily practice that you don’t have to invent!
In this course, you will nail the business basics of entrepreneurship and create a toolkit of business staples: forms, apps, a personal media kit, web site, branded invoice, and logo, as well as a social media and outreach strategy…all ready to deploy when your projects call. You will learn how to make and sustain relationships with freelance clients, how to structure and manage your time, and how to line up mentors. Most importantly, you will learn how to get hired by clients again and again.
What are the times and dates?
All of Half Block: January 8-18, with class from 9am-noon.
What kinds of skills will I learn?
Besides learning the nuts and bolts of starting, running, and maintaining your own business, you’ll learn how to get hired, how to get paid, communications and business strategies, and time management skills.
Register on Summit.
All Half Block Spotlights:
Advertising Agency Immersion
Building Your Freelance Writing Business
Computer Language as a Language
Creative Projects Masterclass
Digital Tools for the Liberal Arts
Global Debt: A common factor driving uncommon times
Journalism Boot Camp
Management Consulting 101
Moving, Thinking, Meaning
Represent Your First Client, Try Your First Case
Soundance: Film Audio Blowout!
The Vocab: Critical approaches to spoken word writing and performing