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Navigating Payment and Finances for Freelancers

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Navigating Payment and Finances for Freelancers
1 h 11 m
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This course is designed for freelancers looking to improve their financial management skills, including how to negotiate rates, handle partial payments, and simplify invoicing using apps. The course also covers important topics such as cash flow management, project fees vs. hourly rates, and how to ask for a deposit or upfront payment.

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Project fee or hourly rate - what should a freelancer choose?
Are you unsure of how to price yourself as a freelancer? Get an understanding of the different types of pricing models available with this comprehensive guide from Indy. Discover the advantages and disadvantages to charging hourly or by project fee and gain essential knowledge on what factors should be taken into account when making this important decision.
Lesson 2: 6 Tips for Negotiating Rates Like a Pro
Negotiation can be a daunting task, but with these simple tips you'll learn how to get the best deal without compromising your principles. Discover the art of successful rate negotiations and unlock better deals for yourself and your business. Follow these six pointers to gain confidence in your negotiation skills and secure the best possible rates.
Lesson 3: How to Simplify Freelancer Invoicing with Apps
Invoicing can be a daunting task, but having the right apps can make all the difference. This guide from Indy provides an overview of popular invoicing options available to freelancers and how to use them effectively. Learn how to quickly send estimates and track payments without compromising on professionalism or taking extra time out of your day-to-day projects.
Lesson 4: How To Ask For A Deposit Or An Upfront Payment?
Requesting a deposit or an upfront payment from a client can be intimidating - but it is essential if you want to protect yourself against late payments and cancellations. This practical guide from Indy will walk you through everything you need to know about how to ask effectively, including best practices, the importance of having an agreement in place, and more.
Lesson 5: How to Politely Ask for Payment (with email samples)
When freelancing, asking for payment can be daunting but there are ways to make the process smoother. This guide from Indy shares how freelancers can tactfully request payment while maintaining a professional working relationship with their clients. It provides useful suggestions on when to invoice and best practices on crafting an appropriate message.
Lesson 6: How To Manage Your Finance As A Freelancer
From finding the right budgeting techniques to investing for retirement, this practical guide from Indy will help you stay on top of your money. Discover the best tools and resources available to keep track of invoices, find deductibles, and plan ahead for future projects. Start mastering your finances today!
Lesson 7: How To Successfully Deal With Common Cash Flow Problems in Freelance Life
Tired of struggling with cash flow problems? Learn how to solve them quickly and easily with Indy's course on cash flow management for freelancers.
Lesson 8: How to Get Paid Faster as a Freelancer
Speed up the invoicing process and get paid sooner! Learn how to use Indy's strategies for streamlining time-consuming administrative tasks.