If you missed my training course on Using data to make more money from freelancing last December, it is scheduled to run again on Friday 9 June at Equity’s offices on Upper St Martin’s Lane in London. (If you attended and found it useful, please tell a friend.) You can attend for free if you are a freelance member of one of the following unions: Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.
I have used and written about data in journalism for many years and in this course I explore ways in which data can be used in freelance businesses to increase profitability. The course covers techniques including risk assessment, budgeting, making best use of your time, estimating and negotiating jobs, when to sack a client and how spot trends and benefit from them.
I will be aiming to make everyone attending £100,000 richer (warning: this pledge should not be seen as a firm, fully-costed manifesto commitment). For political addicts recovering from a hard night’s election, free caffeine will be available – and we’ll discuss what the results mean for your business.
The course, organised by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, has limited places available. Apply here by 31 May.