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Earn Income as a Freelancer: Sign Up for Free Online Course

Whether you’re looking to earn extra income or replace a paycheck from a lost job, online freelancing could help you pay your bills. When you become a freelancer, you have the option to choose what type of work you do. Understanding the ins and outs — from learning the perks of marketing yourself on freelance websites to growing your freelance business — is the key to making it work.

No matter your experience level, you can count on expert guidance from AARP Foundation. The Foundation offers free webinars to help you find success as an online freelancer.

WFY@50+ What is Freelancing ™ Coffee Chat

Are you curious about finding work or earning extra money through freelancing websites? Then you’ve to come to the right place. Grab your coffee, tea, or drink of choice and get ready to learn all about freelancing and how to find work on freelance websites.

This new way of work is growing rapidly. According to the Upwork Freelance Forward Report, freelancing is at an all-time high, with freelancers making up 38% of the U.S. workforce. And older adults are a major part of this workforce, with 8.3 million freelancers over age 59.

There are thousands of opportunities to earn income as a freelancer across all sorts of industries — and there are companies looking for remote help right now.

The “What Is Freelancing?” Coffee Chat is a 90-minute interactive workshop and discussion group. We’ll go over the basics of what it means to be a freelancer, the types of available opportunities, and some of the administrative responsibilities that come with this kind of work. We’ll also have an engaging discussion about the unique experiences that adults over 50 have as freelancers and how to navigate the online freelancing market.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a better understanding of what freelancing is, whether freelancing is the right path for you, and what others who have taken this journey before have learned. All this should help you decide if and how you start as a freelancer online.

May 23, 2024
12 -1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Work for Yourself@50+ Crafting Your Irresistible Offer

Are you ready to earn income on your own but you are not totally sure about your offer?
The Work for Yourself@50+ Crafting Your Irresistible Offer workshop is a webinar that walks you through a process to examine your skills, talents, and passions to craft an irresistible marketplace offer. It guides you to choose your freelancing niche so you get the best results earning the income you want while enjoying your work. This is for you whether you are interested in a side-hustle or building a full-time business.

May 30, 2024
12-2 p.m. Eastern Time

How to Earn Income Through Freelancing

Sessions starting Thursday June 20, 2024

Session dates: June 20 and 27
12 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Have in-depth knowledge of freelancing and the administrative requirements
  • Understand how to get your first client
  • Develop your custom plan for success
  • Know how to grow your freelancing client list

What You’ll Learn

During these two weeks, you’ll gain the in-depth knowledge you need to earn income as an online freelancer, including how to obtain your first client and get paid for the work that you do as a self-employed worker.

When you sign up for this free course, you’ll get access to:

  • A digital copy of the Work For Yourself@50+ Freelancing Worksheet with tips from the experts
  • 2 sessions where you can ask questions live in a collaborative learning environment
  • Receive one-on-one coaching to go even deeper into your questions and needs as an online freelancer
  • Ongoing support and resources from the AARP Foundation to help you on your path to becoming a successful freelancer

About The Facilitator

We’ve asked Angela Heath to facilitate each webinar. She’s an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the book, Do the Hustle Without the Hassle, which educates older adults on leveraging the online gig marketplace.

She’s known for championing older adults and helping her clients transform their thinking from employee to that of an owner and creator.

freelance workshop facilitator Angela Heath

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