About this Specialization

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Do you want to go from surviving gig-to-gig to maintaining a steady flow of income through your own freelancing business? How about gaining the confidence to leave your steady but stifling job and launch into a more rewarding career that will let you pursue your passions? If so, you’re in the right place! In this specialization, you will learn how to overcome imposter syndrome and finally get paid for your talents by equipping yourself with the basic skills to operate your career like a business and avoid running out of money through smart financial planning and a solid business plan. CalArtians who do not see a "Sponsored by CalArts" notice when enrolling can access this specialization by joining through the Coursera for CalArts program linked in the FAQ for this specialization.
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Beginner Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 2 hours/week
English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 2 hours/week
English

How the Specialization Works

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Plan a Successful Freelancing Business

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Course2

Course 2

Making Money as a Freelancer

Course3

Course 3

Launching Your Freelancing Business

Course4

Course 4

Protect and Grow Your Freelancing Business

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California Institute of the Arts

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