Welcome to Freelancing Friday where I bring you the latest and greatest about life in the Freelancing world.
To start with, I wanted to go over what Freelancing in the events industry really is.
(First things first, I'm really not sure if Freelancing is capitalized or not so if you have an idea please let me know!)
This blog will specifically go into detail about Freelancing with respect to live events, because well, that's what I do and what I know. Of course you can Freelance as many things....a photographer, an engineer (what my Dad does actually), or an editor.... you can have a focus in marketing, writing, and can even be a virtual assistant if you want. The possibilities are endless!
Most of these jobs can be done from home, but my job as a Freelancer is a mix between working at home and being, what we in the business like to call, on-site.
When I am on-site for an event, I am working on location, whether it is local to Orlando where I live, or somewhere across the country.
Freelancing means you are contracted by a company to do a specific type of work and sometimes you might be referred to as an Independent Contractor. The people that hire me are Production Agencies, Event Planning Companies, and sometimes the end client will reach out to me directly for my services.
When you freelance vs. when you work a 9am-5pm job, there are lots of differences, from the work environment, to the hours, to the pay. These differences have a lot of pros & cons and fortunately enough for me, the pros outweigh the cons.
In posts to come I will go into more detail on the differences between working full-time for a company and Freelancing, but for now I wanted to give a brief intro as to what I do.
From being a Production Assistant to working as a Coordinator or a Stage Manager, live events is where I thrive and Freelancing has become my passion. I can't wait to bring you more exciting topics and tips every month!
Stay tuned for next months post: My Story: How I Decided to Freelance