Class Class: Powering Up Your Freelance Game Dev Career

Bring your freelance game dev career to the next level by unlocking your real power in getting paid what you are worth!


Class Description

Having a freelance career in anything from art to sound design to programming can be an equal mix of frustrating and rewarding. But do you find that people are running away screaming when you tell them your rates, and your profiles and website getting less traffic than the Cross Bronx Expressway at 3 AM? Did you play rent roulette this month because a client just stiffed you, AGAIN? Did you just hurl your phone at the wall because a company emailed you at 5:00 on a Friday asking you to complete a bunch of work for them by Monday morning as if you're their employee?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the class for you: you have a power-up hidden in you that hasn't been unlocked yet. And if you have no freelancing experience yet, you will learn how to avoid the pitfalls many people just entering the 1099 world fall into!

Featured Topics

  • How to get out of that vicious cycle of looking for work taking more time than doing work

  • What positioning is and how to use it to make clients eager to pay you more

  • Unlocking your power to say no to bad terms and yes to amazing projects

  • How to protect your work, and yourself, with the right service agreement

  • Simple ways to reduce your chances of getting stiffed on gigs both large and small

  • Time management techniques that won't drive you crazy or force you to spend more time on productivity than working and having a life

  • And more!

About the InstructorRachel Presser runs point-and-click adventure game outfit Himalaya Studios as CFO and Executive Producer and spearheaded a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 with six-figure results. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Lehman College and M.S. in Accounting from Hunter College and is a federally-licensed tax professional (Enrolled Agent) of almost 10 years. She has since left the financial industry to focus on running Himalaya and is currently writing a book about wealth disparity and the most hated film of all time. In her spare time, she enjoys the city's many punk, hardcore, and death metal shows, skateboarding, and petting amphibians.

Past Events

'16 Bit Awards
'16 Bit Awards - NYC, December 2016
'16 Bit Awards
'16 Bit Awards - NYC, December 2016
Summer Expo
Summer Expo - NYC, July 2016