Freelance Instructional Designer Handbook

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Introduction

This handbook is being written by the hard working instructional designers who are the dedicated freelancers who create high quality e-learning materials for our global community. You are the best! Thanks for your contributions. R. Smith - E-Learning Architect

Contents

Freelance Instructional Design Defined?
Definition
Skills Needed
Tools
Training
Certifications
The Legal Aspect
Your Web Site
Your Portfolio
Freelance Software Tools
The Top Tools
Rapid Development Tools
Graphic Editing Tools
Social Media Tools
Testing Sites & Tools
LMS Tools
SCORM
AICC
FREE TOOLS
Contracts
W2 or W9 or EIN or Inc.?
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Contracts
Payment Methods and Schedules
Monetary Exchange Rates & Your Wages
Taxes: National, State & International
ID, Design or Contractor Insurance
International Contracts
Marketing
Traditional Marketing
Social Media
LinkedIn
Search Engines
Web Site
Contests
Contract Searching
Where to Find a Contract?
Agencies
Job Boards
Networking
Professional Organizations
E-Learning Guild
ASTD
E-Learning Theories, Research & Data
E-Learning Principles
Cognitive Theories
Current Data
Yearly Industry Publications
The Great Tips, Tricks & Techniques
Software Tips
E-Learning Tips
Storyboard Templates
ID Process Documents
Resources
Links to Showcase E-Learning

The Authors: I ask each author to add their name and a short statement. And 'THANK YOU' to all of the authors listed below who are contributing to this handbook:

R. Smith : This handbook was inspired by all of the professional ID's that have extended a helping hand to me while I started in this field and also a a 'pay it forward' project to those just entering this field.