May 8, 2014 89 comments

12 Essential Steps to Starting Your Freelance Business

by Regina

Starting your freelance business: 12 essential steps

When you think of your future life of freelancing, do you see the romanticized version where you hang out in coffee shops and eclectic studios with tons of natural light, where you have lots of other freelance buddies, where you work in your pajamas some days and only work at the hours you wish? Where “work” doesn’t actually feel like work most of the time?

Do you think my next sentence is going to be about coming back down to reality and that freelancing is nothing like that?

Well surprise my friends: That’s not my next statement.

All of your romanticized visions are actually possible, give or take some minor details. It’s just that none of it happens until you lay the right foundation. As with anything of value in life. Sure, you can fight me on this one and reference the one person in the world you heard of who was wingin’ it and flying by the seat of their pants so well that they eventually met with success.

But, you could also just go with me on this one because my desire is to save you time and help you turn your talents and interests into income in an efficient way, in a peaceful way, and in a way that is going to take some real planning and real (hard) work for now.

If you’re still with me, let’s review the 12 essential steps to starting your freelance business from scratch (okay, there are actually 13 steps, the extra one being Writing a Freelance Business Plan–but it needed a post of its own). Okay, let’s get to work.

P.S. These steps apply whether you’re freelancing as a graphic designer, wedding planner, writer, illustrator, web designer, social media pro, web developer, or ______________.

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1. Develop a Content Plan

If we take a look at all the types of “content” you’ll need to develop, I think you’ll understand why a “content plan” is a good first step (as opposed to a business name, or pricing, etc.):

  • Credentials: Past work experience, resume (in some fields), client testimonials–anything that speaks to your expertise + ability
  • Digital/Multimedia: Portfolio items, headshots, video (if applicable)
  • Business: Contracts (talked about in #10), business plan, price sheets, budgets
  • Website: About page, bio, services pages, FAQs, “the process” page, etc.
  • Products/Services: Descriptions for each, information on the process + how to hire you
  • Blog: posts to be ready at launch, future posts, categories

You’ll be doing a lot of writing and a lot of content creation in order to launch your freelance business. With this much to create, a plan is of the essence. Your plan doesn’t have to be elaborate or difficult to form.

Three easy steps to form your content plan:

  1. Use the list above as a starting point to write down all the items of content you need to create or obtain. Consider recording them in the first column of a spreadsheet.
  2. Write down everything you need to do or get in order to complete each item in the second column of your sheet. As an example, if one of my items is “Get new headshots for website and social media,” then my second column might say, “Get new all-white suit, find a photographer, budget their fee . . .”
  3. Write down a projected completion time and/or date in the third column and schedule deadlines in your calendar.

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2. Discover Your Ideal Client
You have a general idea of the services you’re going to offer, so let’s get familiar with your ideal client first. Get to know everything about the type of person you want to attract. I mean everything. What will make them trust you? What’s their biggest frustration or need right now? How will your ______ change their circumstance?

Try out this ideal reader survey. It’s built with bloggers in mind but it will help you get to know your ideal client quite well.

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3. Decide Your Services or Niche
What do you do? And please don’t answer “graphic design” or something vague. Talk to the ideal reader you identified above and really answer, “What do you do?” Whenever you hear that question, understand that it really means, “What can you do to make my life easier or better?”

Write down every single thing you like to do within your freelance niche, then split it into a diagram like the one below–I use this in my classes. Write down what you’re interested in that people are willing to pay you for vs. what you’re just interested in vs. work that you’re interested in that people are also willing to pay your for. Then, within that list, select the things that will bring you an ideal amount of income and satisfaction.
Venn diagram of your freelance services

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4. Choose Your Brand Name + Business Entity
Now that you have a clear handle on who you’re working with and what you’re able to do for them, choose a brand name that fits you and appeals to your clients. The major debate with most of you crazy, wonderful freelancers is whether or not to choose your own name or a “business-y” brand name. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will I ever want to sell this company? (Perhaps don’t name it after yourself if so.)
  • Will I ever want to expand this company beyond what I’m doing now? (Don’t include any “limiting” words as a part of your official name–ex: “graphic design” or “tech consulting,” etc.)
  • Will my ideal client think my name is too playful? Too stuffy?
  • Will my ideal client be confused about what I do based on my name?
  • Am I trying to name my company something trendy that won’t be cool or relevant in five years?
  • Am I naming my company something so “deep” and personal that it would be hard to explain to others, or that I wouldn’t want to explain it to others, or that I would be “so over” it in five years?
  • Does my intended name fit me as a person, or am I trying to stretch beyond who I really am at my core?
  • Will I like this name in five years?

When you’re done with the name question, answer the “which official business entity?” question.

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5. Develop Your Brand Identity
Time to get a visual identity that matches all the decisions you’ve come to above. If you’re a designer, treat yourself like a client and go through the careful design process with yourself. If you’re not a designer, hire someone who is likeable, who has a portfolio that speaks to you, who is responsive, and who seems to give very useful information. Here are some of my favorite designers right now who are capable of crafting full, thoughtful, unique brand identities: Bethany of Love Grows Design, Jon of Jon King Design, Ciera of Ciera Design, and Angela of Saffron Avenue.

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6. Create Your Website + Blog
Decide if you will have just a portfolio website or a blog and a website.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

That was a joke. And a test. You will be blogging. For the most part. It is the best way I’ve seen to establish your expertise, show your skills, help your clients, and become the most likeable person on the Internet. Here are a few benefits of blogging if you really need convincing, and here are 10 ways you can actually make money from your blog, as more incentive.

Now that you know you need both regular website pages (about, portfolio, etc.) and a blog, figure out how you’re going to build the site. Are you going to go it alone? You’ll totally love the free WordPress class I’m releasing soon. Are you going to hire out? Find someone who will build your site with a content management system (like WordPress or SQUARESPACE) that you can update and blog from easily.

Also, consider creating a content plan that will create customer delight.

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7. Curate Your Best Portfolio
You don’t need to include everything you’ve ever made in your portfolio. You just need to include the best items that communicate value to your ideal clients. Very few people are going to scroll through your 103 items. However, if you have seven items that appeal to your client and match the quality they’re going for, you’ve done your “job.”

Note for designers: Make sure any logos or website designs you include in your portfolio are still in use by your clients. If you link from your portfolio item (of a website design) to your client’s site which now has a new design, this doesn’t look too good for you. And yes, I’ve seen this numerous times.

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8. Decide on Your Pricing
Will you charge by the hour or per project? One of the exercises I take all of my clients through is writing down every single task they have to complete for a particular process in one column. Then estimating the time it will take in the next column, followed by how much they’d like to compensate themselves per hour for that task. Finally they can multiply to get a total compensation amount for each task in the last column. I have them follow a similar process for all the inputs + materials they need to complete a project. View the example I created below for an invitation designer.
How to calculate service prices

Whether you get this total number and decide to set a flat rate for the project, or if you get the total and decide to quote the project hourly, don’t forget to compare your prices to competitor prices and to the value you’re adding to your client. You may be underpricing if you arrive at the total above and stop there.

Here’s a very quick, recent article a fellow blogger I like (Holly of HollyMarieDesigns.com) wrote on pricing your services. Also, perhaps you can try the MyPrice app to figure out how much to charge.

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9. Establish Your Workflow + Processes
One of the most important yet most ignored steps in the process of starting a freelance business is establishing a set workflow and set of processes that happens with each type of project and each client.

  1. Client submits an inquiry form on my website.
  2. I decide whether this sounds like a project that lines up with me or not.
  3. I either respond by email with (a) my “thank you” template, a personal note, and my “process PDF” or a link to the applicable page on my site, or (b) my “thank you but . . .” template and recommend other freelancers
  4. Client then . . .

. . . and so on.

This is important because you will identify additional content and resources you need to create (forms, emails, attachments, etc.) and you will be able to pinpoint places in the process where you can add in extra goodies and excitement for your clients. You’ll also be able to set an organization system in place that works for you and figure out blog posts or additional offerings you can create to complement the process.

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10. Develop Your Contracts + Other Documents
Sign a contract/agreement with everyone. Even your friends. If anything, it will just clearly outline what the other person can expect from you. It protects you from people adding on services they thought were implied or that they tried to sneak in. Yes, it happens.

Don’t forget to develop documents like a price sheet, a PDF of the process you’ll take your customer through, and any other information you communicate regularly.

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11. Decide on Your Invoicing + Payments System(s)
Since you’re going to be balling out of control, you’ll need to decide on a way to invoice your clients professionally + accept payments online. Hello 21st century.

Free invoicing software with the ability to accept credit card payments built in:

Invoiceable.co is an optional free invoicing solution that I love.

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12. Launch Your Freelance Business
You’ll want to plan a careful brand launch. You can use this guest post by Deidre Guillory on launching a blog as a guide.

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So, talk to me. Any questions about building your freelance business? I’ll be releasing a course in the near future that guides you through each of the steps above, and more, in detail . . . with my craziness mixed in. Don’t worry; it will be fun. Let me know on my contact page if you might be interested in joining the first round and I will email you a special discount.

Photo: © Alen-D – Fotolia.com

89 responses to “12 Essential Steps to Starting Your Freelance Business”

  1. Noor says:

    This is a great post I know you put a lot of work into it and I also know that it will help a lot of people wanting to start out freelancing.

    • regina says:

      Hey Noor, thank you for saying that and thanks for taking the time read. I know you’ve been in business for quite a while so I appreciate the comment.

  2. Angela says:

    What a awesome and detailed post, if only we all knew this when starting!! And thank you for the reference too 😉

    • regina says:

      Angela, thank you for stopping by and commenting. You are more than welcome for the reference–I love your work; such a huge fan!

  3. Margo says:

    Thanks for this very detailed post! I am currently building a portfolio for my freelance web/graphic design business, and I’ve done all of these steps in some way, but some more in my head than on paper so far.

    • regina says:

      Hey Margo, thanks for coming over to read it. Have you changed your website recently? I felt like I’ve seen it before but that it was different. Then again, I’m a crazy person 50% of the time.

      I like the site how you have it now. Very pleasing to the eye. Question: how do you like not having a sidebar? It’s something I’ve considered for different sites in the past. What do you see as the main benefits of it?

      Thank you again for your comment.

      • Margo says:

        Thanks Regina, yes I did change my layout recently… and am in the process of re-designing it (for good this time- don’t want that “creative flex” thing to get the best of me hehe) I realized I didn’t want a sidebar since I will be selling my own services from pages on my blog that will be at the top menu, and I didn’t want to distract from that. I was actually going to write a post about that soon. I started to realize that most of the blog layouts I was drawn to lacked a sidebar. People are so used to seeing sidebars on blogs now that they tune them out (at least I know I do sometimes), so maybe it’s time to mix it up a bit and put the sidebar content in different places like between posts, or in the footer. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this!

        • regina says:

          I was just in a good convo on Twitter about this the other day. An online amiga, @Erika_Designs, sent me a link to an article on retiring your sidebar.

          I like the concept for some service businesses. I think it does switch things up, as you said. However, I’m like you: I tune most sidebars out, usually after I quickly scan them to see if it’s content or just ads.

          So as a personal decision right now, I’m leaving mine. I still have people say they registered for a class, or found an article from my sidebar, and if everyone else is tuning it out, then hopefully no one is annoyed by it.

          I’d be interested to read your post on it however, so please tweet me when it’s up. I’ll add your blog to my Feedly if it’s not there already.

          I love it on your blog and other blogs I land on where I’m so drawn into the content that it doesn’t upset me that there aren’t sidebar links. I’m one of those people who does like a good sidebar link so that I know where to go next on blogs I really like. However if you work stuff into the post, or at the bottom of the post, or in the header, you’ve in essence accomplished the same thing.

          Okay, wow to my unorganized thoughts above. Ha. I guess I’m still figuring out how I feel about the sidebar debate.

  4. emma says:

    This is so helpful! I love your posts, you can tell a lot of hard work goes into everything you write! I like your ‘What I like to do and What people will pay me’ for graphic, I have never thought about it like that. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • regina says:

      Emma, thank you for commenting. I love when you comment because I believe you really mean everything you say, and I love the support.

      . . . and I blame the graphic on the fact that I like to lay everything out visually and take up as much space as possible, even for simple concepts . . . so thanks for noticing!

  5. Ravi Chahar says:

    Hi Regina,

    Freelancing is a great career to start with. It’s not that much easy to become a freelance writer as people think. To become a freelance writer we need to have great ideas in our mind. Vision towards every stuff is needed in a different way.
    How can we forget the schedule? It’s really important to make a schedule.
    I like the way you included all the points.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    ~Ravi

    • regina says:

      Ravi, thank you for reading the post. I agree with you, freelancing is really a wonderful career, and it’s not super easy to do well. Ideas, vision, scheduling, consistent and hard work, time, patience, etc. are all required in the beginning in large quantities.

      Thanks for the comment Ravi. It means a lot to me.

  6. Maria says:

    #2 and #3 may be the trickiest but very important – worthwhile to spend some extra time reflecting on these two. Thanks for the poke in the side – I need to do this too.

    • regina says:

      Maria, thanks for the comment. I do think #2 and 3 can be tricky, as you said. They’re a great place to really pause + spend some quality thinking time. Along with #5 and 6, they might also be the most time-consuming steps in the process, but without them, you really don’t have a business or a memorable brand.

      It’s funny too, because I don’t think those steps ever go away, they are steps you need to re-take and refine every so often in business to allow your business to grow with you.

      I appreciate your time, coming by to read the post Maria. Thank you.

  7. Regina
    This is probably the best article that I have seen on freelancing. It lays out a plan that actually make sense and is realistic unlike some of the bad advice I have seen. Often when people open a freelance business they don’t spend nearly enough time on the business part and that impedes their success. Great job.

    • regina says:

      Laura, wow, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your sweet comment. I’m quite literally an “over-explainer” who can’t find the words. Thank you.

      I agree with you. Probably the #1 mistake I see is not spending enough time on the business aspect of things. We don’t realize it at the time, but it’s a very small picture move to make. I went over and stalked your website for a bit and somehow landed on your Instagram–the turtle vs. giraffe image is so key! Glad to have found that.

      Thank you again for stopping by, reading, and leaving your comment Laura.

  8. Dawn Northrup says:

    This is exactly what I needed to know…today. Thank you.

  9. Kadi says:

    Hi, Regina! I’m a first time reader (I literally JUST found your blog), and I just needed to comment to thank you tremendously for this post. I’m a budding entrepreneur who has no idea where to start… I have so many ideas flying through my head.. I feel like I’m in a swirling teacup at the Mad Tea Party ride in Disney. You’ve given a guideline to start from – it’s truly invaluable. I can’t wait to read through the rest of your content!

    • regina says:

      Kadi, first off, I love the way your name is spelled. Random comment, I know.

      Thank you for taking time to read the post and I sincerely appreciate your comment and compliment. Good luck as you continue along in your entrepreneurial journey. I’d love to hear about what you do–via Twitter, or email, or a comment, if you have time.

      Let me know if you have any feedback or questions. I don’t know everything but I’d love to help as you transition to a slightly less Mad Tea Party ride. Ha. Thanks again Kadi.

      • Kadi says:

        Thank you so much for the compliment! My parents got a little creative with my name and used a combo of their first names and middle initials (K.A = Mom + D.I. = Dad). I’ve only physically met one other “Kadi” in my life – so it’s pretty fun!

        And thank you so much for the well wishes. I am more than happy to send you a quick email – I know it must be incredibly useful to gain insight into who your readers are and what they do.

  10. Carmia says:

    Hi Regina,

    I love this guide! You included some things that I haven’t read in any other freelancing guide before. Like having a process page for instance. Almost all clients that contacted me asked me what the process will be like.

    Thanks for the great post 🙂

    • regina says:

      Carmia, thank you for that sweet compliment and for taking the time to read the guide. Your site’s About page is so detailed and includes such useful links. You’ve really done a great job with your site already. P.S. I love the sidebar on that page and your main sidebar.

      You do great work. Thanks again for the comment Carmia.

  11. Jen says:

    Get out! I have just stumbled across your blog, it is mind blowing good. SO GOOD! Thank you! xx

    • regina says:

      Jen, wow! Hello, best person to ever leave a comment anywhere! Thank you for your sweet compliment. I really appreciate that you took some time to encourage me.

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  15. Ravi Chahar says:

    First of all, I would like to say thanks for sharing this great post and valuable tips. This is really helpful to me and I am thinking that why not to use these tips on my blog also. The best part of this post I like is you have shared your tips in different saperate and individual points. Thanks once again for sharing this post.

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    This is THE best step by step on starting as a freelancer that I have found and I have been researching this topic for over a year…THANK YOU.

    • regina says:

      Wow Lori. It’s an honor to receive your comment. That means so much to me. I’m wishing you tons of success as you work on your business. If you ever think of feedback or questions you want to (so graciously) throw my way, I’d love it. Thank you for your words today.

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    I’m new to the whole thought of freelancing and I want to start part-time to make sure I like it first. In regards to the legal standpoint, do I have to do anything official with an LLC or can I create a website and start doing small side jobs? I think I’m more confused about peoples opinions regarding becoming a corporation or an LLC, and I just want to do it part-time so I don’t know what that entails legally….AWESOME BLOG POST!

  23. Theresa says:

    Thank you for taking the time to create such a detailed outline! I’m planning to start freelancing this year and have an idea of what I want to do, but wasn’t sure where to start planning. I’ll definitely be using this post and so many of your other resources to get going! Thanks again!

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  28. Narsha says:

    Whoops! I skipped like… 9 steps there. /).(\ haha.
    No worries. I’ll just double back! Thanks for sharing~

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    Thank you so much for this Regina, I feel so much more focused, organised and ready to set up my business with the right mindset and making sure I get to grips with all the nitty gritty!

  31. danny says:

    Thank you. To blog or not to blog that is …. not a question anymore! Now to learn to write! I fear the pen. blank screen and well my spell checker joined a union for all the things I demand from it! Good luck for all you do. danny.

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    Your site is a godsend! I’ve only been on your site for a couple mins and its everything I need! I’ve been travelling for a couple months but now I’m at a point where I want to try freelancing making videos full-time. I will definitely use this article. Thanks for exisiting =)

    P.S. Already following you on Instagram as well (my handle is tayo.shoes)

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    This is a wonderful resource! I love each of the articles of yours that I have read and really appreciate the tips. I’ve been freelancing off and on for six months in addition to my current “professional” income, so I’m thrilled to have some more guidelines. (Winging it has worked so far, but I definitely appreciate the pointers you’ve offered.)

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    Hi Regina,

    I really appreciate your posts, it gives me a great idea how to begin as freelancer. I have a question.

    If I’m gonna start preparing to be a freelancer, but I have no impressive works from past projects or it has been too outdated to show as a great portfolio, is it encouraged to create your own projects to show off our own ideas and skills?

    What is your take this?

    Would love to hear from you! Thanks!

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    Great !!!!

    That’s what in my mind after reading your post. Now i know how to start a freelancing.

    Will use step by step as my guidance.

    Thanks alot ..

  44. Jessica says:

    Hi Regina – would you recommend a freelance writer incorporate a full-fledged website and blog, per the above? Or go for more of an online portfolio?

    I look for paid work to write blogs, magazine articles, etc. What kind of free content on a blog would make sense / not be giving away the product for free? Looking to clarify how I’ll be approaching your *wonderful* resources on this.

    Thank you!

  45. Isabel says:

    I don’t know when you published this priceless list, but I am so thankful that you did! I have been struggling trying to come up with a plan to get my freelance business up and running. At first, I admit, I was imagining I would just ‘wing it’ and everything would fall into place… Slowly, I realized that was not going to work. So right the time I realized that and was beginning to hyperventilate, I came across this article. Now I can focus on the steps and move forward. I have a lot of work but now I have a plan! Thank you so much Regina!

  46. srirang says:

    Hi Regina,

    Thank you very much for this article,
    I am web designer and this article helped me a lot to understand how to start the freelancing, the article motivated me a lot.

    Thanks again.

  47. Emily says:

    This is so perfect, I’m just getting started on a creative freelance company and I’ve got a really solid foundation to work with thanks to this post!

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    Thank you Regina, this was so helpful. I have been researching a good plan of attack to relaunch as a freelancer and this has been by far the most well written, thorough post I have found. Thank you for all your expertise. I really look forward to reading the rest of your great posts!

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  59. Sandeep says:

    Hi, Regina,,,
    I decided to start freelance design agency, include graphic design, web design and all kind of ads.

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  61. Hi Regina

    Greetings….so thankful for such essential advice.

    I really want to start a Freelance Business but don’t really know how. Your advice is a very helpful blue print for me….

    Kind Regards

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  62. Tj Bakewell says:

    Amazing article Ragina! I’m getting started on freelance websites doing small jobs to rack up my reviews. Iv also been thinking to hire a freelancer to make me a video so I stand out from the crowd on these websites.

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  64. Rahul says:

    Impressive! This is such an excellent guide for noobs to start with their freelance career. I agree that people stick onto freelance arena with a blind mindset that it’s the simplest strategy to make huge money without leaving a remark of work schedule. But the reality is different. It’s all about making use of your skills on time with certain amount of passion and urge to control everything by yourself.

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Regina. And I found that your blog is so powerful indeed with excellent thoughts. I look forward to read you more.

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    Have a good day! Cheers. *smiles*

    ~ Rahul

  65. Jere says:

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  66. Justin Robinson says:

    So glad to have found this post! I’m preparing to launch a freelance copywriting career, and I’ve been so caught up in honing my craft that I’ve neglected thinking through some of the business processes. This article is going to be my roadmap!

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