I got sooo much out of this course

Sarah Cook

I got so much out of Belvista Studio's course 'How to Become a Freelance Instructional Designer'. I'd been working as a freelance ID for a few years, and wanted to take on new clients and increase my earnings, but I lacked confidence. I came away ...

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I got so much out of Belvista Studio's course 'How to Become a Freelance Instructional Designer'. I'd been working as a freelance ID for a few years, and wanted to take on new clients and increase my earnings, but I lacked confidence. I came away from the course feeling more confident about what my services were worth, the types of clients I wanted to attract, how to attract them and how to manage the projects I do win. By far the most valuable aspect was the weekly coaching session with Kim - she is very generous with sharing her knowledge and energy. I also learnt a lot from my fellow participants. If you're looking for guidance on how to make your freelance career as an ID a success, I'd highly recommend this course. 

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Amazing Value!

Emily May

How to Become a Freelance Instructional Designer is probably the most worthwhile online coaching/training courses I've taken. Kim is a forward-thinking, savvy businesswoman who genuinely cares about helping others achieve success. Between the live...

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How to Become a Freelance Instructional Designer is probably the most worthwhile online coaching/training courses I've taken. Kim is a forward-thinking, savvy businesswoman who genuinely cares about helping others achieve success. Between the live coaching sessions and a plethora of templates, resources, and worksheets, this course gave me exactly what I needed to take my instructional design consulting business to the next level. Thanks, Kim and Belvista Studios!!

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This mastermind group will provide you with everything that you need to know as a freelancer or consultant in the instructional design and eLearning world.

We will guide you through each step from getting started and goal setting, to quoting, creating a portfolio, meeting client deadlines and everything in between.

"Many times in life, we are held back from achieving our goals because we do not commit ourselves wholeheartedly. With an escape route in mind, we hold ourselves back from giving our all."

Idowu Koyenikan

Maybe this sounds like you?

When the founder of Belvista Studios, Kim, first entered the freelancing world, she was confident in her skills as an instructional designer and eLearning developer. She knew that she could add value and wanted to add this value on her own terms. She wanted to choose her lifestyle and work for clients that she connected with.

What Kim realised was that she had a lot to learn when it came to running a business. She now was not solely an instructional designer or eLearning developer. She took on all of the roles required to run a successful business—whether it was marketing, finance or business strategy. 

Kim had always had the dream to run her own business so she naturally researched and learnt as much as she could to be successful. What became evident was that whilst researching was useful, the real magic happened when she learnt through experience. Over the years Kim has experienced the highs and lows of the freelancing world and is now in a space where she is confidently and happily running a thriving studio. Kim’s success has inspired her to create this opportunity for you—to learn from her experience and accelerate your success as a freelancer in the instructional design and eLearning world.

What challenges will it help you overcome?

  • Get paid what you are worth and for the full scope of work you are engaged for.
  • Avoid making costly business mistakes and put measures in place to protect yourself.
  • Find clients and attract them to you.
  • Learn from our mistakes before you make your own.

Who is it for?

Aspiring or new freelancers and consultants who:

  • Require support with a step-by-step process to follow.
  • Find themselves passionate about what they do but feel overwhelmed by the business management aspect of being a freelancer or consultant. 

I want to invest in myself! Sign me up!

First Month: A$279*, Ongoing Months A$149/month

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*Approximately US$185 then US$99/month, €167 then 89/month, or £150 then £80/month. This will vary with exchange rates.

What makes our secrets so special?

Well, we are glad you asked.

At Belvista Studios we have grown from just 1 freelancer to a team of 4 in the space of 3 years! We have award winning solutions under our belt and a large number of happy clients who keep coming back for more. 

We love what we do (and so do our clients) so we want to share our knowledge with anyone out there who may be facing the same struggles that we had when we first started out as a studio. 

For this reason we have developed this mastermind group to get you from zero to instructional design business hero. All you need to do is take action!

We know that everyone's journey will be different and there is no right or wrong but we feel that what we have learnt on our journey is incredibly valuable. We only wish that we were offered something like this when we first started out in the industry as freelancers. Experience is everything when it comes to freelancing and through investing in yourself through this mastermind group, our experience becomes yours.

Our team knows that this mastermind group will add value to you as freelance or consultant instructional designers and eLearning developers.

The results we receive as a studio prove it.

What's included?

First Month (A$279)

In the first month of this subscription you will receive a variety of resources including:

  1. Our step-by-step Freelancer Playbook (valued at $149)
  2. Proposal Template (valued at $59)
  3. Quoting and Project Management Template (valued at $59)
  4. Contract Template (valued at $59)
  5. Email Templates (valued at $39)

The above 5 resources will be available to you for download as soon as you subscribe.

You will also receive 4 x FREE online group coaching sessions with Kim. These will take place on a weekly basis every Friday from 7:00am-9:00am (AEST).

Ongoing Months (A$149/month)

After the first month your subscription will give you access to 4 x online group coaching sessions with Kim per month.

Coaching details:

  • Occurring weekly for 2 hours duration approximately
  • Sessions will be recorded if you miss them or do not wish to participate in them live. This means that the video library of coaching will grow each time there is a session, so you will have access to all previous coaching sessions.

We will have guests from time to time who are crushing it in their businesses so we can learn from them too.

This entire mastermind group is aimed at supporting you on your way to become an effective business person in our industry.

It is a flexible subscription that you can cancel at any time.

What will the mastermind group cover?

We encourage you to come to each session with your own intent and questions so that you can get the most value out of the session. However, we imagine some of the following questions and topics will come up!


1. What is instructional design and what do instructional designers do?

  • What is instructional design?

  • Why is instructional design important?

  • What do instructional designers do?

  • What do people that hire instructional designers look for?

2. Is freelancing and entrepreneurship for you?

  • Why become a freelancer or entrepreneur?

  • The characteristics of successful freelancers or entrepreneurs.

  • The reality of being a freelancer or entrepreneur.

  • Leveraging others and using your strengths to make it work.

  • Start with why and define your values.

  • Do you have what it takes?

3. Setting goals.

  • What goals are you trying to achieve?

  • Tracking and achieving goals.

4. What business structure should you set up?

  • How to decide on a business structure.

  • Creating a business plan.

  • How to create a marketing plan.

  • Tax and GST.

5. How to create a personal brand.

  • Do you need a website?

  • How should you use social media?

  • What name should I choose?

  • How can I get my personal brand out there?

6. How do I build credibility?

  • What should I put on my resume?

  • Speak your truth.

  • Do I need a degree?

  • Transferable skills.

  • How do I create a portfolio?

7. How do I find clients?

  • How should I position myself?

  • Where can I find clients?

8. How do I sell my services?

  • How to change your mindset and not fear selling.

  • How to prepare for sales calls and meetings.

  • How to prepare for an interview.

  • Teach, don’t sell.

  • How to talk about price.

  • How to overcome objections.

  • How to close the sale.

9. How to quote projects.

  • How do I know what to include in my quote?

  • How do I work out what to charge?

10. Contracts.

  • Why should I have a contract?

  • What should I include in a contract?

  • What if I don’t get paid?

  • How should I structure my payment milestones?

11. Project management.

  • How many rounds of feedback should I include and what parameters should I put in place?

  • How do I scope a project?

  • How do I create a schedule?

  • What do I do if the client wants more than was quoted for?

  • What do I do if the client misses their deadlines and this impacts the schedule?

  • Should I do project updates?

12. What are the core skills you need as an instructional designer?

13. Professional and personal development.

If you want to invest in a new way of working and living, invest in yourself first.

About the Author

Kim Tuohy

A down-to-earth chick with a passion for creating learning that inspires, and a passion for supporting and developing others.

This has been designed by and will be hosted by the founder of Belvista Studios, Kim Tuohy.

Belvista Studios is an award-winning instructional design and eLearning studio. Kim has significant experience in the industry, being involved in not only the hands-on aspects of the instructional designer role but also the business building and marketing aspect of the industry. Her passion for instructional design and eLearning, along with her relentless efforts to gain a strong handle on how to market what we do at Belvista Studios, has led her to create helpful resources to support others in the industry.

"If you have a dream you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started."

Drew Houston

Thank you, our amazing community, for all of the messages, DMs and support you have shown us.

We hope this mastermind group helps you rethink what you are capable of as you pursue your personal and professional goals.

FAQ

  • What if I miss a live group coaching session?

    These will be recorded and shared afterwards for you to rewatch as much as you like.

  • What access to the Belvista Studios team will I have?

    There will also be discussion functions throughout. You may want to take advantage of the many other ways you can interact with us, such as Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

  • Do I have lifetime access to the content of this course?

    Yep. As long as the internet and we exist, you will have access.

  • How does this course differ from other freelance courses?

    The principles of business are the same no matter the size or industry of the business (we believe). The language, scenarios and role plays within this course are specific to our industry.

  • What if the live group coaching sessions do not suit my time zone?

    Sessions are recorded and you can watch them at a time convenient to you.

  • What if I need to cancel my subscription?

    This is a flexible subscription with no minimum term or lock-in plan. You can cancel at any time. However, if you cancel you will automatically lose access to the associated subscription content at the end of your billing period. If you do cancel, we would suggest that you download all resources and available recordings prior to the end of your billing period so that you can still utilise these.

Invest in yourself!

First Month: A$279*, Ongoing Months A$149/month

Subscribe now

*Approximately US$185 then US$99/month, €167 then 89/month, or £150 then £80/month. This will vary with exchange rates.