Schedule for National Freelancers Day 2020

What to expect on the day

National Freelancers Day will include presentations, workshops, 1-2-1 sessions and much more!
The day will centre around four key streams

Pick your stream


Gain knowledge about ways you can maintain and improve your personal wellbeing to help you thrive in the freelance world now and post pandemic.


Winning Work

Learn new techniques about how you can win work and grow your business through successfully promoting yourself.


Gain insight into how you can take control of your finances and learn new financial skills from industry experts, along with guidance on the latest Coronavirus support.

Taking charge

Take charge as a freelancer and check you are protecting yourself in the right way especially during these uncertain times.

Winning work stream

18 June 2020

How to use Social Media and Stay Productive

Internet users spend an average of 2 hours 24 minutes each day using social media, with 8.6 social media accounts each. Since covid-19, there’s been a 47% increase in use of social media. During the working day, social media can be a huge distraction, and many of us feel under pressure to be ‘always on and always present’.

In this session chartered marketer and social media expert, Luan Wise will address these challenges and share her top tips on how to manage social media for your freelance business.

How to set your fees and increase your revenue

A value-centred approach to pricing.

In times of crisis, purchasers are very adept at eroding rates and forcing freelancers to discount. In this session, we look at four key skills to protect your revenue in the months ahead:

  •  Setting your fees from the perspective of value vs. time or effort
  • How to deal with the opening question: “how much do your charge”?
  • The four steps in a value-conversation
  • Dealing with objections e.g. “we have someone else who costs less”

 John Niland, Author and Coach, Self-Worth Academy

Starting up and surviving in a post pandemic world.

As we all take stock of our business growth plans and career aspirations we look at what lessons that we can learn from some rising stars during the COVID 19 crisis and an action plan for success.

  • How do you adapt your business vision to the new normal?
  • The importance of personal branding and acting creatively with purpose.
  • Essential practical  lessons from start ups and scale ups to help you grow.

Chris Lawson, Virtual CMO

Finance stream

18 June 2020

Current Mortgage Trends – what you need to know and how to get ‘mortgage fit’

Whether you are a first-time buyer, moving home, remortgaging, or just want to know where to start, don’t miss this enlightening session with Simon Butler, CMME’s Head of Mortgages & Protection.  CMME specialise in helping freelancers and self-employed professionals secure the mortgages & financial protection they deserve.  Simon will help demystify the mortgage market – touching on current trends, future predictions and what you need to know when it comes to getting in the best shape to apply for a mortgage.

Taking charge stream

18 June 2020

Late Payments and How to Manage Debt

IPSE research has found that two thirds of the self-employed have suffered from late payments. This session will look at what your rights are for chasing up late payment, government measures in place to improve the payment culture, and practical advice on how to prevent and manage debt.

Philip King, Small Business Commissioner and Alasdair Hutchison, Policy Development Manager, IPSE


Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London,
Tel: +44 (0)20 8897 9970

© 2020 IPSE Pty Ltd.


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