As a university student, you have the opportunity to not only gain a valuable education but also explore your entrepreneurial interests and gain real-world experience. One way to do this is by freelancing whist studying.
Freelancing allows you to work on your own schedule and set your own hours, which means you can take on projects while still managing your classes, studying, and other commitments. It also gives you the opportunity to gain real-world experience in your field of study, which can be incredibly valuable as you move forward in your career.
But where do you start? That's where your university enterprise hub come in. These resources provide support, guidance and opportunities for students to explore entrepreneurship, and freelancing can be a great way to start. They offer a variety of services, such as mentorship, networking events, and funding opportunities to help you turn your entrepreneurial ideas into a reality. So it's worth checking if your univeristy has one.
We are Edinburgh Napier University’s enterprise hub, Bright Red Triangle. We offer a range of services for our students, staff and alumni, including workshops, business advice and access to funding opportunities. We also provide access to a network of
experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts who can offer guidance and
support as you navigate the freelancing landscape.
For example, our upcoming Freelance Academy is the perfect opportunity to explore whether self-employment is right for you. Discover your niche, identify your target market, gain access to a supportive community, and useful resources to help you succeed. Plus, get expert advice from our business adviser to help you understand the legal and financial requirements of running your own business.
We also have an online Freelance Q&A with our business adviser Pete McLean on Friday 20th January at 10-11am. So bring any questions you have to the session.
By utilising the support and resources available at your university enterprise hub, you'll be better equipped to take on freelancing projects and turn your entrepreneurial ideas into a reality. They can help you to develop a business plan, create a portfolio, and secure clients. They can also provide guidance on legal and financial aspects of freelancing.
In conclusion, freelancing can be a great way for university students to gain valuable skills, experience, and network in their field of study, while also earning extra income. It can be a great way to explore the gig economy, and to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that exist in the market.
However, it's important to remember that freelancing isn't for everyone, but being part of a supportive community and participating in events and workshops can be a great way to explore it as a potential career path.
Test, build and grow your ideas at Bright Red Triangle.