80% of freelancers fail within the first 18 months of business. 

 
Why? 
 

In essence, most just run out of money. Creative freelancers in particular rarely start freelancing to do their accounts, tax or marketing. Generally, the business side of freelancing is a secondary thought that only kicks in when things aren't going too well.

You don't need a Masters in marketing, finance and sales to make freelancing work for you but you do need the basics.


Freelance Academy can help, providing access to all the business skills you need. The online courses are short, visual and made for creative freelancers. Whether you're struggling with social media marketing, creating a business plan, or would like to get your work featured in publications, we've got a course to show you how.

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