Olly Newport's a 20 year old camera op/video editor who has never been anything but freelance.
Faced with a future of high univeristy fees he chose to take a film making passion into a freelancing career instead. It's been a steep learning curve in business.
Here’s some of the key takeaway points:
Network with those within your field, the competition aren't a bad thing, it pays to get to know them
To find his first freelance gigs he simply started asking those he knew around him and built it from there
Creative collaborations can lead to more work over time as you work on each other's projects
Finding his finances out of control, he became obsessed with spreadsheets and opened 4 bank accounts: business, current, saving, tax. Everything single invoice gets divided up as it's paid.
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