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Getting into Freelancing with Cath Smith

Updated: Mar 27

Have you ever thought about freelancing but didn’t know where to start? Dreamed of jacking in your 9 to 5 job and being your own boss? Being in full control of your life again? No more performance reviews? No more salary negotiations? Just the freedom to create the perfect work-life balance for you, doing something you love. 

Well, we’d like to introduce you to someone who took that path and has never looked back since, and she’s joining us in our next Online Event for MCN Members to share her story, her experiences, the lessons she’s learned along the way, as well as her top tips for anyone considering stepping into a freelancing career. 

About Cath 

Cath Smith is a freelance copywriter, and military spouse.  

Cath started her professional life as a primary school teacher, but like so many military spouses, chose to give up her career of choice to support her serving partner, when he was posted abroad.  

Cath accidentally fell into copywriting when she was asked by a friend to help her out who was looking to outsource some work. She has literally gone from zero, to providing ad hoc support, to setting up her own business, in fact two businesses, and she hasn’t looked back since. 

Cath runs two successful freelance businesses, which work perfectly alongside the challenges and complexities of military life, including CS Copywriting Services and Summit & Stream. The latter provides training and support to other would-be freelancers as well as access to a supportive community of freelancers.  

About the event 

Join us on online on Thursday, 11th April at 12:00 – 13:00 to discover Cath’s top tips on getting into freelancing and take the first step towards professional freedom! 

Cath will be talking about: 

  • How she transitioned from working with children to dealing with paying clients. 

  • How to make your business vision come alive, including actionable steps on how to achieve your dream. 

  • The benefits and versatility of being your own ‘freelance’ boss. 

Key takeaways from the event: 

  • Learn how to set up your business and find paying clients.

  • Gain some top tips on how to improve your time management and business organisational skills. 

  • Achieve a better understanding of a business mindset and how to create one. 

  • Get some practical advice on how to create the lifestyle and business that works for you and your family.

Sign up for this event

To register for this event, you must be a member of the MCN Online Community. Membership is FREE and is open to all military spouses or partners of serving personnel, veterans, or reservists as well as to war widows or widowers.  

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