At Brit + Co we have a strong case of the side hustle fever, but it can still be scary to think about setting off on your own to be a creative freelancer. Saying goodbye to a steady 9-to-5, finding your own clients, managing a business – yikes! But what if you had your own teacher, someone who has been there and done that?
This is why we teamed up with our friends at Cotton to offer you a FREE ONLINE CLASS. Cotton is all about leaving the comfort to clothes so you can break out of your comfort zone in other ways. Together, we want you to breathe easy knowing that we’ve got your back, both in your clothing and all the other ways you put yourself out there – like starting a creative freelancing career! We’ve brought in top notch teacher, surface pattern designer, and creative freelancer, Elizabeth Olwen, to share everything you need to know to get your creative freelancing business started.
In her own career, Elizabeth has been charting her own path for 10 years and has collaborated with a wide range of household name brands, so you know she means business. Check out the teaser below and sign up for your free class HERE!
BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CREATIVE FREELANCING
In this 43 minute class, you’ll learn to:
You’ll also get:
Let’s get your creative freelancing career started! Enroll in our ONLINE CLASS today and use it as a quick-start guide.
- Promote and market yourself as a creative freelancer.
- Understand different pricing structures and set the right rate.
- Demystify documents like creative briefs and contracts (so important!).
- Maintain productive “work systems” to effectively work with clients.
- A list of Elizabeth’s five key tasks to get self-promotion off the ground.
- The formula for putting together a simple yet effective elevator pitch.
- Elizabeth’s personal recommendations for additional creative freelancing resources.
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)