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Be a Better Freelancer Conference


Whether you are new to freelancing or are already established and looking for ways to enhance your marketing efforts, techniques to find (more and better-paying) clients, help with tools of the trade such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, networking resources, tips on making the most of social media, or advice on buying new equipment, the 2019 Be a Better Freelancer® conference can help you on your journey to a more successful freelance business and career.The conference provides two types .. continue reading of presentations for entrepreneurial communicators—tools of the trade (Word, Acrobat, social media, and more) and approaches to the freelance lifestyle (finding clients, marketing, pricing, networking, etc.), with conceptual topics (lifestyle, balancing work and family) as well.Session topics will include business basics, getting started, marketing and promotions, using tools such as Word and Acrobat (PDFs), the internet, expanding a business, and much more.

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (General)

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100 DelegatesEstimated Count

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Business Services
IT & Technology

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11-13 Oct 2019 Interested


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Communication Central USA

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Walt Jaschek

Walt Jaschek

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Ruth E.

Ruth E.

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April Michelle

April Michelle

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Jake Poinier

Jake Poinier

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Schedule & Agenda

Fri, 11 Oct12:00 AM - 12:00 AMYou Oughta be in Visuals: Make Your Social Sizzle to Fire Up Your Freelancing
Most of us are “word people,” but nowadays, it’s more and more important to promote a freelance business through visual media as well as the standard networking, social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), website, press releases and other traditional efforts. Video content is expected to make up 80 percent of all Internet traffic by the end of 2019. Learn how to use video, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, podcasting and similar visual outlets to get the word out about your skills and services. This lively session will get you excited about adding visual elements to your promotional efforts.
Fri, 11 Oct12:00 AM - 12:00 AMWorking with Word/Acrobat
Whether we like it or hate it, Microsoft Word remains the big dog on the word-processing playground and we all have to use it for writing, editing and proofreading work because it’s what most of our clients use — but using it effectively still presents challenges for many freelancers in publishing. Acrobat is also becoming a standard for not only proofreading, as it was originally designed for, but editing as well. Learn how to make the most of these essential tools, including practical tips and shortcuts/macros, educating clients unfamiliar with the programs, and rescuing documents from those dreaded crashes.
Fri, 11 Oct12:00 AM - 12:00 AMBuild a Better Website to Promote Your Freelance Business
It’s become common knowledge that freelancers need websites to build and support their business efforts. Find out why, and learn how, with tips on how to name your site, what to include, what not to do, how to make your site — and your business — look their best, and how to generate traffic through effective search engine optimization. If you don’t have a website yet, this session will get you started. If you already have one, this session will help you make it better at promoting your business and laying the groundwork for better interactionswith clients.
Fri, 11 Oct12:00 AM - 12:00 AMThe Art of Persuasion: How to Get Paid What You Deserve
Getting paid what we’re worth is a challenge for freelancers both new and established. There always seems to be a new twist in how clients try to pay less than we expect or think we have earned. Pick up on practical, effective insights into positioning yourself with clients to ensure you generate the fees, rates and overall income that your experience and skills deserve, including tactics for increasing rates from current clients, developing referrals and more.
Fri, 11 Oct12:00 AM - 12:00 AMThe Business of Being in Business
It takes more than good writing skills, a sharp eye for typos, a love of reading, the ability to alphabetize, a cellphone camera, etc., to be a successful writer, editor, proofreader, indexer, graphic artist or any other freelancer. Succeeding means taking seriously the concept of being in business. You can be brilliant at what you do and still fail if you don’t set up your freelance effort as a business and treat it as a serious venture. Find out how to incorporate key business skills and tools to make your freelancing a success — or a bigger and better one.
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