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June Virtual Event: How to Rock a Freelance Biz

Tuesday, June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Social Media Club of Kansas City
Online Event


Running your own business as a freelancer can be intimidating. You may have the best idea or the best services, but if you don’t know HOW to run a business, success won’t come easy.

Having the right tools in your back pocket can make or break your business. From putting together all the necessary paperwork to promoting yourself in the best light, there’s a lot that goes into it. And, if done right, can do wonders for your business.

What You'll Learn:

  • Get Started
  • Find Clients
  • Build a Portfolio
  • Embrace an Entrepreneurial Market
  • And More!
About the Speaker: Julie Cortés
Copywriter by day. Freelance Rockstar by night. Julie Cortés lives, breathes, teaches, speaks, and coaches on all things freelance. She’s run her own business for 20+ years, is the founder of The Freelance Exchange of KC—a professional organization for advertising / marketing freelancers, and created a much-needed college-level course, Freelancing 101, for the world-renowned KC Art Institute, where she teaches as an adjunct professor. Awarded dozens of times over for her work, leadership, volunteerism and community involvement, she’s regularly sought out for media interviews, coaching, and speaking engagements. Julie is loving life, living out her passion for helping freelancers succeed.

Tickets start at $10 and will increase to $15 June 27th.