The Third
Earn Learn Thrive

Festival of Freelancing

11th- 15th March 2024

The return of this special event aimed specifically at ELT/MFL Freelancers

Packed full of informative sessions where myself and other industry experts will help you learn how to create passive income in your business, protect your business legally, write better content and copy, get on top of your business admin, get started with Mailerlite, understand how being neurodiverse can be a strength as an entrepreneur, and overcome those pesky mindset blocks around money which are holding you back.  (scroll down for details). 

 

Ever wonder if there’s a better way to do something? Get answers to all those niggling questions from our experts, and in the grand finale Q&A. 

You can even get free gifts and win prizes.

 

And, it’s ABSOLUTELY FREE…..

 

Just leave your name and email address and I’ll send you the link to join the Facebook group which will be the hub of the event. I’ll be letting people into the group from the 8th March so you can start networking and getting to know everyone. 
 

 

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Imagine the difference this week could make to your business…….

I don’t think I’m going to have time to attend all this live…

It’s a packed week, but everything will be available on replay after the sessions and up until the 24th March (or after that if you’re in my membership The Confident ELT Freelancer Collective. )

Further details……

HOW TO STOP YOUR MONEY SABOTAGE – 11TH MARCH  4.00PM UK TIME- RACHAEL ROBERTS (SHE/HER)- EARN LEARN THRIVE

A lot of people in education- and I am no exception- have a rather uncomfortable relationship with making money. We care a lot about helping people, and somehow that doesn’t always seem to sit right with making a profit. But the result of this discomfort can be that we end up overloaded, exhausted, and often unwell and/or resentful. That isn’t what we deserve, and it doesn’t serve our clients well either. 

In this session I’m going to help you recognise and face up to some of the stories you may have been telling yourself about money, and the ways you may have been unconsciously sabotaging your efforts to work less and earn more. I’ll show you just how things could be different, and set you on the right path to self-care (and client care) through charging well. 

Bio

I’m Rachael, and I’m a business and mindset coach for ELT freelance professionals and business owners.

 

 

 

 

 

THE NEURODIVERSE ENTREPRENEUR- CLAIRE HART- EDUCATION AUTHOR AND NEURODIVERSITY CONSULTANT

In this session, I will start by debunking some common myths about neurodiversity and, specifically, neurodiversity in the workplace. Then we will examine strategies that neurodiverse freelancers can use to thrive and I will share insights into how their non-neurodiverse colleagues can get the most out of their collaborations with neurodiverse freelancers. Of course, many of the strategies that benefit neurodiverse freelancers are strategies that all freelancers can benefit from, regardless of how their brain works. The focus will be on forging inclusive and mutually-beneficial working practices. 

Bio

Claire Hart has worked in ELT in the UK, France and Germany for almost 20 years. She currently works as a freelance ELT and education author and editor and as a neurodiversity consultant. When talking about neurodiversity, Claire draws on both her own lived experience and research that she has carried out. Her current aim is to help neurodiverse freelancers thrive and to help those who work with them to do that more effectively so that everyone can get better results at work.

www.instagram.com/neurodiversefreelancer/

 

MAILERLITE MADE EASY

Let me walk you through how to use Mailerlite to set up your email marketing and get started. We’ll talk through groups, campaigns and automations so you know exactly what you need to do without feeling overwhelmed.

Bio

Tech Biz Bestie Nina Mistry is OBSESSED with making sure your tech is just as incredible as your amazing offers are so you can look and feel like the star you are, while your bank account dings gently in the background. Whether it’s ensuring that your nurture sequence goes out on time after your amazing lead magnet has been downloaded…or helping you to integrate payments into your sales page so your money wings its way into your Stripe account without you giving it another thought…she can help you get rid of all those tech headaches once and for all.

www.nina-mistry.com

HOW TO ACTUALLY MAKE PASSIVE INCOME IN YOUR BUSINESS – 13TH MARCH 10.00 AM UK TIME- RACHAEL ROBERTS (SHE/HER)- EARN LEARN THRIVE

We hear a lot about passive income, and it sounds super-attractive. Take something you already have and parcel it up into a product that you can sell off your website or a platform like Udemy or Teachers Pay Teachers. Almost free money. 

Except you sell 2 copies….. In this session I’m going to walk you through a range of options for making passive income in your business AND tell you what it actually takes to regularly, actively, sell. 

Bio

I’m Rachael, and I’m a business and mindset coach for ELT/MFL freelance professionals and business owners.

 

WRITING COPY AND CONTENT FOR ONLINE READERS – MARCH 13TH 3.00 PM UK TIME- JENNIFER MURRAY (SHE/HER) –  COPYWRITER AND COPY COACH FOR ELT

Creating content for an online audience is a challenge. And even when you create great content, there’s no guarantee anyone will read it. In this session we’ll look at why getting attention online is difficult, and practical ways to make your blogs, articles and web copy easier to read on a screen.
 

Bio

Jennifer Murray has been in ELT for decades. A classroom teacher, a DOS, an editor, a publisher, now a copywriter and copy coach. She helps ELT freelancers with their online words. She writes marketing copy and online content, offers 121 coaching sessions and provides editorial services to teacherpreneurs and small businesses. This is her third Festival of Freelancing

www.www.bestwordscopywriting.com

 

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS- MARCH 14TH 10.00 AM UK TIME- LUCY WHEELER (SHE/HER)- LAWYER AND EDUCATOR. 

Join Lucy for an interactive session and create a legal framework to protect your business. Within this session you’ll consider the key things that you need to have in place to ensure that you and your business are protected.
 

Bio

The legal side of running a business can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, boring and expensive!! It can be difficult to know where to start, but it doesn’t have to be. UK based solicitor, Lucy Wheeler, founder of the fastest growing legal templates company in the UK, Lucy Legal, has made inaccessible legal jargon easy to understand and complicated legal concepts straightforward, and sometimes even fun! 

Standing proudly in the marketplace, Lucy Legal provides DIY template legal contracts and policies and an incredibly supportive done with you legal membership which is open to all and welcomes people where they are at in business, and in life. Lucy Legal takes an inclusive approach to support entrepreneurs to get the contractual documents and brand protection they need to get paid, avoid getting sued and grow and scale successfully.  

www.lucy-legal.co.uk

 

HOW SPREADSHEETS CAN HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FREELANCE BUSINESS-14TH MARCH 3.00 PM UK TIME- SANDY MILLIN-TRAINER, CONSULTANT AND CREATOR OF TAKE YOUR TIME DELTA

There is lots of software out there designed to make your life easier as a freelancer/small business owner, but probably the tool I use most often in my business is the humble spreadsheet. Join me as I show you some simple ways to use them to help you track your clients, issue your invoices and find out how much you’re earning, freeing you up to spend more time doing other things in your business. We’ll work step-by-step so you’ll be able to try out everything as we go along.

Bio

Sandy is a freelance ELT consultant, teacher trainer, and methodology writer. She is proud to be an IATEFL Ambassador. She has blogged at http://sandymillin.wordpress.com since 2010, and is active in online professional development communities, including LinkedIn. She has self-published three books (Richer Speaking, ELT Playbook 1 and ELT Playbook Teacher Training), and set up the Take Your Time DELTA courses for Cambridge DELTA Modules 1 and 3

www.sandymillin.wordpress.com

GRAND FINALE Q&A: ASK ME ANYTHING YOU NEED HELP WITH IN YOUR BUSINESS- 3.00PM UK TIME- RACHAEL ROBERTS

How often do questions come up about your business and you don’t really know who to ask? How much should I be charging? How can I grow my business? What’s the best platform for me to be marketing on? How often should I post? 

Take this opportunity to ask me anything, and learn loads from all the other questions as well. 

Bio

I’m Rachael, and I’m a business and mindset coach for ELT freelance professionals and business owners.

One of the things I don’t like about ELT is the way that so many excellent professionals are underpaid, undervalued and scraping by.   I want to really challenge the low expectations, and culture of ‘having to’ accept poor conditions and teach ELT freelancers the steps they can take to make their businesses truly work for them

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