Issue #8: Your Education

Education is important to the freelancer, whether acquired by traditional means or not. A college education may not be wanted or attainable, but there are other ways to learn what you need to know to enable you to set up and run your business. You may need to learn things such as:

Starting a business

Blogging

Website building

Ebook writing

Creative writing

Graphic design

Journalism

You might go about learning these things in many ways, such as:

Adult education classes at the local high school.

A course at the college, even when not attending for anything else.

Online paid courses, through a university or not.

Online free courses.

Reading up on the subject.

Do not be afraid to learn what is necessary to run your business.

Once you are educated, and have had the opportunity to practice what you have learned, be sure that you are teaching your skills to others. A newsletter, articles or an eCourse are a few ways in which you might accomplish this.

Quick Writing Tip

Create an eCourse centering around topics that you know a lot about.

5 Writing Prompts

  1. Article Idea: Online writing classes.
  2. Book Idea: Your writing journey.
  3. Ecourse: Travel writing.
  4. Online School Idea: Freelance school.
  5. Blog Idea: Lessons in writing.

Quote

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

Challenge

Expand your education. Find and online or offline course to take that will aid you in building your freelance career. Free courses count for this!

eBook

product_thumbnail.phpGreen Your Freelance Business is a helpful book for the freelancer or anyone with an office. Discover many ways to green your business activities as well as your office. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, or if you’re looking for more greening tips, this is the eBook for you.
Green Your Freelance Business has been edited, updated with new information, and provides action steps to help you along the greening journey.
A bonus section at the back of the book offers three creative projects for freelancers. Have fun!
eBook (ePub), 44 Pages. Price: $7.99 lulu.com and the iBookstore

Copyright 2011 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

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