Become a Successful Freelancer. Take your experience into your own hands and explore being your own boss, managing your clients and workload, and branding your own business.
This specialization allows new and emerging freelancers to gain a deeper understanding of how to design their own freelancing business around their expertise. Learners who complete the specialization will obtain a full understanding of how to define their freelancer identity, develop a business strategy, structure their finances, and ultimately launch their career in a competitive business marketplace as a freelancer.
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.
Applied Learning Project
The final project in the specialization will be a culmination of work from all four courses covering aspects of the learner’s new business such as their business problem and their ideal target customer, market research, financial plan, and more. They will decide at the end of the specialization whether or not to proceed with their business idea or pursue a different one.