Module 1.

The basis of running your own freelancing business

To complete this Module:

  • Watch the video

  • Share your task in Slack

  • Give feedback on another persons task

About the Module

In this module, you'll learn how to run a freelancing business in Sweden from an operational perspective. You will get an overview of the different operative components included in running a business, such as bookkeeping, reporting, contracts, and other administrative stuff.  

Note. As part of Upbeater.X, we handle this for you so don’t worry about learning it all. However, it’s important that you have an understanding of how it works behind the scenes so that you are equipped with the knowledge needed to manage your own business in the future.

What you'll learn

  • Different types of freelancing
  • The administrative components included in operating a freelancing business
  • Financial planning & bookkeeping basics
  • Legal & contracting basics
  • How to plan your time & get admin help

About the Speaker

Louise Becker is a curious minded individual with a passion for learning which has led her to hold a various senior management positions within everything from sales, finance, product development, marketing, customer experience, market expansion, and business development. Her experience from helping freelancers with operations is what she's aiming to share in this module.

“I started out my career in finance where knowing your numbers and being in control of admin is key. Since then I have often worked “behind-the-scene" with business development and operations, and gained valuable learnings that I wish to pass on.

Combined with the help from Upbeater.X, I hope to remove some of the confusion and obstacles of getting started, so that more people can start freelancing!” 

Upbeater.X_Louise Becker

Task 1

Set the Foundation of your Business

Now it’s your turn to set the foundation of your freelancing business. Start by answering these 4 questions:

  1. TIME - How many hours are you planning on freelancing per month?
  2. BUDGET - What are your monthly expenses? (that your freelancing income need to cover)
  3. INVOICE GOAL - What's your minimum monthly invoice goal? (to be able to cover your costs)
  4. PRICE - What should your hourly price be? (your monthly invoice goal split by amount of hours)

Note. This way of calculating your invoice goal and price is very basic and you likely need to adjust your time and costs to make it more realistic - but at least you have a starting point!


Tips. You can use this business foundation template to see examples, calculate your numbers and fill in the result.

Actually, you can use our templates for all the upcoming tasks if you like. If you do, you’ll end up with 8 slides that all combined becomes your own Freelance Plan!


  1. Share your task in Slack 
  2. Give feedback on someone else’s task (Please feedback on a task that hasn’t gotten any input yet)

This is required for the Module to be completed. 

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