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The Freelancer Bootcamp: Avoiding the slump, rut and freelance woes (The Guardian)

  • The Guardian 90 York Way London, England, N1 9AG United Kingdom (map)

Are you a budding freelancer looking for motivation and practical insight? Have you been plugging away for a few years and need to get that spark and passion back? Join our bootcamp for an ultimate overview of freelance life with successful entrepreneurs and talent coaches.

Whether you are still umming and ahhing about setting up as a freelancer, or you’ve been self-employed for a few years and feel the initial sheen is wearing off, you’re not alone – there are two million freelancers in the UK. 

While being an independent worker can sometimes feel a lonely, thankless slog, freelancers have something that money can’t buy – freedom. To a certain extent, you can choose who you work with, when you work, what you work on and how you go about getting things done. But the biggest challenge to maximising this feeling of agency, autonomy and freedom is knowing how to get the most out of freelance life. 

Whether you’re looking to improve your pitching skills, be smarter about your income or simply find motivation to keep going, our series of events will take a step-by-step approach to supporting freelancers to think differently about how they do business, overcome challenging times and look after themselves. 

Curated by award-winning businesswoman, broadcaster and author Natalie Campbell, the tutors of the Freelancer Bootcamp series include consultant Samantha Clarke, entrepreneur Emma Sexton and podcaster and coach Mark Leruste. Ideal for anyone new to freelancing or anyone who has been freelancing for a few years, this programme will cover getting started, asking for money, working with big businesses and more. 

You have the option to attend one or as many events in the series as you like, however, if you book the whole series, you will benefit from a discount of over 27% – a saving of £155 – and be able to network and build relationships with the tutors and other freelancers over the course of the four months.

  • Dates: Monday 30 October 2017, Tuesday 21 November 2017, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Wednesday 17 January 2018, Wednesday 7 February 2018, Wednesday 28 February 2018
  • Times: Evening course, 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
  • Price: £399 plus £6.50 booking fee
  • 25% Discount Code: UNCONVENTIONAL
  • Event capacity: 36

Complimentary refreshments included.