Online: The Business End - To Freelance or Not to Freelance?

Marisa Wikramanayake
04 February 2019 - 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Marisa Wikramanayake
Freelancing sounds like a dream come true, but is it? Find out everything you need to know about becoming a freelancer, what is involved both financially and mentally, and what sort of risks you may face and how to mitigate them. You will learn if it is the right thing for you, how to find work, set yourself up, market your services and position yourself, and how to make sure you succeed.

You will learn

  • About the mindset you need in order to freelance
  • How to set yourself up as a freelancer
  • What the working rights and conditions are for freelancers
  • How to find work and set your rates
  • How to look after yourself first with savings, tax and super,

About Marisa Wikramanayake

Marisa Wikramanayake is a freelance journalist, editor and writer, first published at 17, recently longlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and the inaugural KSP -Varuna Foundation Fellow. They have edited award winning work and are currently writing a crime fiction novel. They have covered science, arts and politics and worked in print, online, TV and radio news, most recently writing about fashion and trucks and also volunteer as an elected MEAA delegate.

Writers Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Concession $ 20.00
Member $ 35.00
Non-member $ 45.00

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