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25th May
09:30 to 17:45
50 You will earn 50 bronze points for completing this activity.
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How to Freelance

25th May 09:30 to 17:45
Are you a final year student wanting to become a freelancer but have no idea how to get started? Attend this one day event at the Sharp Project to learn how to start working for yourself immediately!

This one-day event hosted at the Sharp Project will teach you how to get started as a freelancer alongside other likeminded students. You’ll confidently leave with the tools and resources to begin your freelancing journey.


The day will include 6 engaging, interactive and (fun!) practical sessions, designed to help you every step of the way from building your brand identity to getting paid by your client! This is a full day event and lunch will be provided.

Sessions on the day are below:

How To Do What You Love And Love What You Do

Identify your strengths and weaknesses and learn how to use them as a freelancer.

Making It Official

Avoid getting into trouble with the taxman. You’ll learn how to register yourself with HMRC, what the different set ups are, whether you need insurance, how to work out tax, and budget.

Build Your Personal Brand

Learn how to communicate your brand identity and bring your vision to life. You’ll work through SharpFutures’ own Instagram Toolkit to set your brand up for success.

Finding Your Clients and Closing the Deal

This session will teach you how to setup a sales process as a freelancer, covering everything from how/where to find clients, how to pitch, and using automation to build a rinse-and-repeat sales pipeline.

Staying Organised

Learn project management skills to stay productive and avoid being overwhelmed with your work.

How To Deal With Clients

What to do once you get a sale. This session covers client onboarding, paperwork, charging a deposit, taking payments, and getting feedback.

How To Register

While registering your expression of interest, please describe your proposed freelance idea, including social media links, or tell us why you will benefit from a place in the course (200 words max)

Additionally, kindly let us know if you’d require any accessibility requirements.

Before applying, please make sure that you can attend the FULL day.

In A Nutshell...

  • Develop...confidence, clarity and freelancer skills to super-charge progress.
  • Challenge...existing thinking, behaviour and aspirations.
  • Share...practical lessons and insights to accelerate growth.
  • sessions filled with fun and creativity with likeminded people.
  • Earn up to 50 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 09:30 to 17:45 on 25/05/22 - The Sharp Project, Thorp Rd, Manchester M40 5BJ
    This is a full day in person event