Learn how to launch your freelancing career!

No prior freelancing experience required.

This course covers the fundamentals of launching your freelancing career. Freelancing can be personally, professionally, and financially rewarding. But it can also be stressful, confusing, time consuming, and leave you feeling defeated. It can be incredibly discouraging when projects stall and payments dry up. The goal of this course is to offer an introduction to the world of freelancing. To make freelancing more transparent and accessible, and less intimidating and overwhelming. To make freelancing work for you!

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Course Curriculum

The online course will cover the fundamentals of freelancing, and no prior freelancing experience is required! Course lessons will cover lessons and answer questions like the following:

Branding: What is branding? How do you determine and define your brand? What sets you apart from your peers and competitors, and how do you demonstrate this? 

Pitching: What is pitching? What to do and what not to do. How do you find out who to pitch to? And how do you communicate your value proposition and selling points?

Determining Your Rate: How do you price your work? By the hour? By the project? How do you make sure you’re not selling yourself short while not pricing yourself out of a job?

Invoicing: Getting paid as a freelancer can be a job by itself. How do you make sure you get paid? What should you do if you don’t get paid?

Work Samples: How to capture and display past and current examples of your work. What do you do if you don’t have any samples of your work.

Your Web Portfolio: How do you display your content? What digital platforms should you be utilizing? Do you need a website if you have social media?

And more!

Student Testimonials

Testimonials From Past Dynasty Academy Students


"I really enjoyed Jaime’s class. The structure is laid out very well and he’s a great teacher."

Marketa K.

"Jaime is wonderful teacher, answering all questions and explaining everything beyond even for someone with some experience. I learned so much, got great tips and many interesting links. I was also very impressed with the preparation Jaime does for the class!"


"Jaime was great. I'd would definitely be interested in more of his classes."

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Past Dynasty Creative Freelance Clients

Crain's Chicago Business
Goose Island
Moxy Hotels

Intro To Freelancing Instructor

Jaime Black

Jaime Black has been working in the creative industries for over 20 years, and has been freelancing for almost as long. in 2005, he launched Dynasty Podcasts, the first ever and longest-running music podcast in Chicago's history. Since then, he has turned Dynasty Podcasts into a full time business via Dynasty Creative, the agency arm of the podcast. That has included work in digital content production and consulting for brands like Crain's Chicago Business, Goose Island Beer Company, Moxy Hotels, and more. Dyasty Creative also produces live events, offers podcast recording by the hour at Dynasty Studios, and produces courses via Dynasty Academy.

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  • What is the refund policy?

    Refunds are available within 24 hours of signing up for the course.

  • What if I don't have any freelancing experience?

    That's alright! This course is designed for new and aspiring freelancers. No prior experience required.