How do you make money by sharing expertise for free? By building your reputation and trust so clients can find you.
How do you determine if instructional design is the right career? This is less about the skills and more about the desire and fit.
What professional organizations are useful for instructional designers? The Learning Guild, ATD, TLDC, Training Magazine Network, and LDA.
If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to gain some technology skills with common tools.
If you want to learn about instructional design and improve your skills, a number of books and free online resources are available.
How do you get paid what you’re worth in the L&D field? It starts by knowing the benchmarks and factors affecting pay.
You can get into the field of instructional design two ways: the direct path (a masters degree or certificate) or the indirect path (changing careers from teaching or training).
What does an instructional designer do? Here’s my definition of instructional design plus examples of common tasks.
Listen to my interview with Holly Owens on the EdUp EdTech podcast on my transition from teaching to ID as well as technology changes.
I don’t do very much to actively seek out clients; most of my freelance clients find me. Here are my recommendations for becoming visible to clients.