Half of today’s recent college graduates are either without jobs or underemployed. By sheer necessity, many new graduates will be forced to consider freelance or “solopreneur” work, either as a stopgap measure until they can find full-time employment or as an ongoing career. The fact is that this is a challenging strategy and not everyone is well-suited to be successful at it. Alfred Poor is the “$2 Million Man” who has been a full-time freelancer for 30 years, and has earned more than $2 million from his writing alone. He delivers an unvarnished picture of the challenges facing anyone who is considering freelance work. He provides practical knowledge about how to start and operate a freelance business, from finding work to managing the finances.
The presentation is based on his book, “$2 Million Man: Lessons from a Successful Freelancer.” He can tailor this presentation specifically for writing careers (suitable for writing clubs or classes), or can take a broader perspective that covers a wide range of skills. This program is best for a workshop setting that allows for lots of interaction.