Five things to consider when choosing a networking event

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I’ve just got back from a networking business expo nearby, and on the drive back I started to think about what we as freelancers need to consider when choosing a networking event. Not all networking events are the same, and to get the most out of them you need to find the right one(s) for …

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My three favourite Gmail hacks for freelancers

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I bloody love Gmail. Yes, it’s buggy. Yes, it has a habit of crashing occasionally. But I love that I can route all my other email addresses from it. I love that I can choose the layout of my Gmail, and route around those pesky sale emails that suck me into a browsing vortex. Most …

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How to get motivated (when you really don’t want to work)

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(Prefer to listen to this post on getting motivated? Click play below to listen to the podcast version) We’ve all been there. Those days when we have a To Do list full of client work, but no motivation to get it done. There are actually lots of ways to get that motivation, and no one …

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Freelance Life: Before and After kids

Before I had Oscar, I had a very naive idea of how I would mix the freelance life and parenting. I’m not sure if I assumed I’d have one of those children who happily just sat down doing one thing for ages, or I just assumed that I’d have more energy than I do. But the …

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The One Email You MUST Send As A Freelancer

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Do your family and friends know what you do as a freelancer? You might assume they do. But it’s a bit like that scene in Friends where none of the gang quite know what Chandler does all day, aside from hanging out in coffee shops. Actually, it’s a LOT like that… The reality is, they …

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15(ish) more podcasts to add to your listening list

One of the things I tend to geek out about most is podcasts. I’ve been an avid listening of podcasts for over a decade, and have built up a catalogue of favourites. As I’ve had a few requests recently for recommendations, I wanted to put together an updated list of podcasts to listen to. So, …

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A Day In The Life Of A Freelance PR: Jane Thomas

Welcome to a regular series here at the Freelance Lifestyle, where we take a little peek into the daily life of a freelancer. This week, I’m excited that Jane Thomas has given us an insight into her freelance life as a PR. Hi Jane, tell us a bit about you I’m Jane and I freelance in …

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