Advanced Dance Steps for the Self-Employed Editor

with Jackey Coyle

Date: Saturday 15 October 2016
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: Centre for Adult Education (CAE), 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. (Please read your receipt to discover how to find your room at the venue.)
Cost for members: $220.00 (Editors Victoria, Societies of Editors, Writers Victoria, ASTC, ANZSI)
Cost for non-members: $330.00
Refreshments: Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.
Bookings close at 12 pm sharp (noon), Friday 7 October 2016

So you’ve taken the leap, set up your editing business and have some clients.

Now you want to take it to the next level. How do you make a living wage, let alone grow your income, in a competitive freelance marketplace?

Advanced dance steps for the self-employed editor is for you if you’re already operating freelance and want to market your professional services more effectively, expand your client base, make the most of your billable hours and even-out the slow spots in the calendar.

If you’ve previously done a Dance Steps course, you’ll know we mix up information, discussion, experience and activities across the five essential elements of being successfully self-employed:  masterminding the big picture as well as taking care of the details; getting your name out there; creating and looking after the wealth; learning constantly to broaden and deepen your know-how; and working smarter to keep all your irons in the fire. 

Going solo means juggling marketing, operations, bookkeeping and tax as well as actually doing the work and developing your skills. Roll these all together and you have a whole system to set up to fit it all into the workday.

In the advanced course, we won’t be covering the basics of how to set up a business or whether you’re suited to freelance as you will already be operating, whether or not you’ve previously done a Dance Steps course.

You will reflect on your own practice as you develop your plan to zap your business forward.

Pre-course activity

To prepare for the course, you will be required in the week before the course to log your time on a spreadsheet we will provide you with.

Topics covered

This workshop is aimed to help kickstart your business. Topics covered include:

  • setting up a dynamic, omnichannel marketing plan
  • systemising to optimise your time and energy
  • plotting action steps for your chosen direction
  • finding ongoing information, advice and support

About the trainer

Jackey Coyle is a serial entrepreneur who is Founding Editor of the magazine and website Inside Small Business. Her portfolio career spans retail-wholesale, teaching-training, picture-framing and design businesses. She’s also managed bands and an award-winning Aboriginal art centre. 

Jackey holds a Master of Arts in Writing & Literature and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Testimonials from participants

‘A well-organised, educational and thought-provoking session that covered a lot of ground. The Dance Steps method makes developing your systems fun and colourful.’

‘Engaged and focused. Very enjoyable, worthwhile workshop.’

‘Well paced, practical.’

‘Flexible and informative.

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