May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Personal Branding for Artists: How to Promote Your Work Without Selling Your Soul at The Hang (New York, NY)

If you have a passion, a message to share with the world, or even if you have a career that hinges on growing a “following,” you have to embrace social media and build a thoughtful personal brand.

But how do you market your product—especially when you are the product—without becoming self-involved or coming across narcissistic? Hilary will be sharing nine tips to utilize the online space to spread the word without selling your soul. 

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May
19
3:45 PM15:45

"More Than the Rat Race: Finding Balance and Margin In the Freelance Life" at ASJA Conference (New York, NY)

Freelancing in the digital age is a tricky business that promises flexibility and freedom but often delivers stress and fatigue. In this session attendees will learn how to avoid burn out and find balance in an always plugged in, busy world. Attendees will walk away with practical strategies to achieve not only a flourishing career, but a flourishing life. This talk will be given at the annual conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

"Content Marketing & Personal Brand" at the Work-At-Home Summit (Your Couch!)

Hilary will be sharing strategies around personal brand and content marketing at the Work-At-Home Summit. This free event is January 28-February 2. Hilary's session is at 11 am on Wednesday January 31 but will be available on demand after the conference to those who have registered. Get your ticket to the free and virtual conference here.

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YPCV Event: More Than the Rat Race: Learning the Art of Balance in a Busy World
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

YPCV Event: More Than the Rat Race: Learning the Art of Balance in a Busy World

It's so easy to be "head down" focused on our careers as young professionals. What does "work/life balance" look like when we're focusing on launching and growing our careers? Hilary Sutton will join the Young Professionals of Central Virginia to discuss strategies to balance responsibilities and build margin so that we do not just have a flourishing career, but a flourishing life. 

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WEBINAR: Going Freelance
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

WEBINAR: Going Freelance

Have you ever dreamed about launching a creative career? Freelancing is an amazing way to either build a supplementary income stream or to strike out on your own and work on your own terms.

In this 90-minute webinar, I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned over the past decade as I built a freelance career. We’ll do a deep dive on all things freelance, from how to launch it to how to run it. We'll cover:

  • Building a personal brand

  • What you MUST have on your website

  • Finding Clients

  • Marketing

  • Pricing

  • Proposals

  • Contracts

  • Client Relations

  • Time/Project Management

  • Fighting the Fear of Going Freelance

  • And More!

    No matter your field, if you have a skill that you want to share with others on your own terms, this webinar is for you. Let this be your first investment in your freelance career.

Early Bird Tickets (March 27-April 9): $34
Standard Tickets (April 10-April 24): $39  

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Feb
8
to Feb 28

Get Your Dream Off the Ground

Get Your Dream Off the Ground is an eCourse designed for anyone who has professional creative goals and wants support in reaching them. We all need a nudge to help us move in the direction of our dreams. This is that nudge. 

The course content is designed for people who are not necessarily looking to "climb the corporate ladder" but rather want to take a non-traditional route in their careers. 

Over 21 days and 10 lessons, the small cohort of creatives will dive into goal setting, personal brand case studies, website must-haves, the secrets to an excellent personal brand, social media marketing, strategies for promoting your work effectively, time management, and fighting fear in the creative process. 

Get Your Dream Off the Ground combines video and audio lessons with an online community experience guided by Hilary Sutton. The class wraps up with a 1 on 1 call with Hilary to help you solidify your action plan for achieving your goals in 2017. 

10 lessons
3 unique track options: freelancer, personal brand, maker
1 screencast
3 podcast recaps
3 optional homework assignments
3 video lessons
Access to exclusive cohort Facebook community
3 downloadable cheat sheets
1 30-minute one on one consultation

If you have a fire within you and you need a little help crystalizing your goals, making a game plan and launching, this eCourse is undoubtedly, the best next step. Any of these sound like you?

-Want to be known in your network for your writing?
-Want to double sales in your Etsy shop? 
-Want to land an agent? 
-Want to launch a coaching business? 
-Want to get a leg up on building a creative career before graduation? 
-Want to go freelance and say "bye" to cubicle life? 
-Want community and a coach to help you get clarity on your goals so you can hone in on them and succeed?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Going Freelance: How to launch, market and build your creative career

  • Liberty Mountain Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever dreamed about launching a creative career? Freelancing is an amazing way to either build a supplementary income stream or to strike out on your own and work on your own terms.

In this 2-hour intensive workshop I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned over the past five years as I built a freelance career. We’ll do a deep dive on all things freelance, from how to launch it to how to run it. We'll cover:

  • Building a personal brand

  • What you MUST have on your website

  • Finding Clients

  • Marketing

  • Pricing

  • Proposals

  • Contracts

  • Client Relations

  • Time/Project Management

  • And More!

    Whether you’re a writer, designer, illustrator, musician, artist, coder, or an expert ready to move into consulting, if you have a skill that you want to share with others on your own terms, come to this workshop. Let this be your first investment in your freelance career.  

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Keynote AIGA@Liberty

Hilary will be speaking to AIGA@Liberty, a student organization that is affiliated with the national American Institute of Graphic Artist organization. She will be speaking on launching a freelance career. This is a private event for club members. 

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