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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS1003 You Decided To Be a Freelancer. Now What Do You Do?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, March 18

Management and Strategy

International Center

While there are webinars that talk about what you should consider before becoming a freelance consultant, there remains the challenge of what to do once you make the choice to become a freelancer. In other words, what do you need to put in place to protect yourself and your new business, and how do you thrive in a competitive landscape?

In this session, you’ll learn about the pros and cons of direct and subcontract-type work, as well as the basics of selecting the type of business to form, why you should create a webpage and portfolio, and the types of business insurance you should consider, and why you should create a webpage and portfolio.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the two types of freelance work and the pros and cons of each type
  • About the three types of insurance you should consider having as a freelancer and describe what each type covers
  • The different types of businesses you may register as and why you should register as a business
  • The benefits of creating your business webpage and portfolio

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Michelle Jackson

Founder and Principal Instructional Designer and Developer

Tilak Learning Group

Michelle Jackson is the founder and principal instructional designer and developer for Tilak Learning Group. She has more than 25 years of experience that combine instructional design and development, international program management, human resource management, performance development, and language training. Michelle has designed and developed learning programs and materials for such industries as retail, higher education, technology, law, medical, pharmaceutical, plastics, oil/gas, and travel/tourism. She holds a master’s degree in international and intercultural management from the School for International Training (SIT), Vermont, with additional postgraduate coursework in instructional technology from the University of South Florida.

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