Updated: May 22
Being a freelance event planner or owning your own event business or consultancy provides many rewards including freedom to create and implement your own ideas and flexibility for how ad when you work - but as with any freelance role or business- there are also challenges.
And before you go out on your own you should consider these major points:
Do you have existing event planing experience? Without existing experience you may struggle to be taken seriously by prospective clients. And working for an event organiser or venue first will give you much needed hands on experience so you can be confident you know what you are doing when you do branch out on your own
Are you good at networking and maintaining contacts? To e successful as a freelancer you'll need to have a broad range of industry contacts to source clients and opportunities from.
If you'd like to find out more about what it takes to become a successful freelance event manager or to set up your own events business, we offer a short online course with Rachel Williams to cover all the bases.
Investing in an online training course with Rachel Williams provides the opportunity to build start-up business expertise for your event planning business or consultancy.
This online course is designed to help you understand the administration and behind-the-scenes work needed to set up a successful event planning business. Your Online Course Facilitator, Rachel Williams, works with both event and venue clients to develop fresh ideas that create memorable experiences and unrivalled events. Rachel supports venues and event organisers in looking differently at their strategies and how they can more effectively plan, organise and market their events. HIGHLIGHTS Expert tuition from Rachel Williams, one of London's leading venue and event consultants
Small online classes with strictly limited numbers (maximum 10) offers a unique online learning experience
Classes are live...ideal for real-time interaction and feedback
Interact and share your experiences with other like minded participants
The Event School London offers event management courses in London and online.