September 24, 2010, is International Freelancers Day and to celebrate, consider signing up for the International Freelancers Day workshops. The sessions run all day Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 and include information on determining if there’s a viable market for you; remaining productive and inspired when you work alone; building your brand as a freelancer; writing, publishing and promoting your book; low-tech ways to land clients; being a creative business owner and much more (there are 24 presentations in total).
Sessions both days start at 9:00 am EST (which kind of hurts those of us out west–seriously, does no one EVER think of our time zone when they plan these things?) but I think they’re worth it. And, here’s the best part…
…it’s completely free. All you have to do is register for the event and confirm your e-mail address. Then, be at your computer for the sessions you want to attend. The sessions themselves are live, meaning if you show up late, you will join the session already in progress and you can’t pause or rewind during the session. But, replays will be available to people who registered for the event.
Additionally, those registered for the event get access to six pre-event business-building tutorials.
Aside from somehow landing a multi-million dollar contract, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate International Freelancers Day than by attending free seminars on being a freelancer.
Plus, and I think that this is really important, you get to spend International Freelancers Day with other freelance writers, which only usually happens once a decade or so.
So, to sum up, you get free seminars (24 in total) on being a freelancer and running your business, you get to network with other freelancers from the comfort of your home, you get six free tutorial videos and you get to celebrate the wonderfulness of being a freelancer, all for free. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about International Freelancers Day (is anyone planning on throwing a parade, because that would be fantastic).
For those of us freelancers who don’t get to celebrate a parents day of some sort or an anniversary, this is a good day to pretend it’s all about us. Short of an International Heidi Turner day (which I don’t see happening ever), this is the closest thing I will get to a “me” day. I will happily accept cookies or chocolates in my honour on this day (or any day, really).
For more information about International Freelancers Day, visit the website and seriously consider signing up. My guess is there’s going to be a lot of fantastic information for us at this event. Especially if you can get up for the sessions at 9:00 am EST.