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Recording videos, presentations and resources Personal finances & entrepreneurial skills

💰 Money, money, money! When you are a freelance journalist, you may face unique money concerns that regular employees do not. While your income is inconsistent, your bills probably aren't. Not knowing when your next paycheck is coming added to the low and late payments can be very stressful if you don't have the tools to manage your personal finances proactively.

At the same time, there is a common misconception that freelance journalists can't talk about money, and even if they are proud of their products and services, they are scared of thinking as entrepreneurs. However, an entrepreneurial vision can not only facilitate the management of your finances but also increase your income.

In these two online training sessions, you will learn how to manage proactively your personal finances and how to apply the entrepreneurial journalism skills to your daily work.


👇 Scroll down to see the recording videos of the training sessions, the presentations and other resources.

Session: Five money mistakes freelancers make and how to avoid them

📅 Trainer: Anna Codrea-Rado | Date: 21 July 2020 - 11:00 CET

Does negotiating a fee give you heart palpitations? Do you want to raise your rates but don't know how to? Do you have overdue invoices but no idea how to enforce a late payment fee? The most stressful part of being a freelancer is money. Knowing how much cash to put aside for tax, dealing with overdue invoices and generally keeping on top of your daily finances is an administrative – and emotional – nightmare.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this talk, seasoned freelancer Anna Codrea-Rado will talk about the common mistakes freelancers make with money. The session will tackle some of the most stressful parts of managing your money and talk about how to overcome them in order to make more of it. From handling cash flow and dealing with overdue invoices to addressing the emotional side of money, Anna will help freelancers overcome their biggest money concerns.

This training will cover: Common mistakes when managing your personal finances - How to handle cash flow - How to deal with overdue invoices and late payments - How to set your rates - Tips to manage your daily finances

👉 Presentations & Resources: Five money mistakes freelancers make and how to avoid them

Session II: Entrepreneurial skills for freelance journalists

📅 Trainer: James Breiner | Date: 28 July 2020 - 11:00 CET

Some of the professional challenges that freelance journalists face can be tackled with strategies that are commonly applied by entrepreneurs. In order to create value and therefore earn more money for their work, freelance journalists need to think more like entrepreneurs: they have to differentiate themselves by their content and the way it is delivered.

There are many cases of freelancers that adopted and adapted the entrepreneurial skills to create their own successful and independent products. Do you want to know how to do it? Do you want to learn some tips and tools you can apply to become an entrepreneur?

In this training, James Breiner, an expert in entrepreneurial journalism, will offer tools to differentiate yourself, create a niche, how to manage your budget and how to understand your users.

This training will cover: Benefits for freelance journalist of applying entrepreneurial skills - How to differentiate yourself and fill a content niche - Basics of budgeting and cash flow - Strong examples of freelancers who have built up a business - How to understand who your most important users are by using analytics.

👉 Presentations & Resources: Entrepreneurial skills for freelance journalists

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