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Freelance A-Z

The A-Z of Freelancing: Keeping in touch

One of the things I learnt early on in my freelancing career, is that it’s always best to be the one contacting your client, rather than the other way around. As a freelancer, you maintain control of the situation if you can spot and fix a problem with a client without waiting for them to […] Read more…

The A-Z of Freelancing: Health and Safety at home

Coming up with something for ‘H’ in the A-Z of Freelancing was trickier than expected. Holiday would have been the obvious option at this time of year, but I’ve already covered how to take a holiday before. Instead we’re going to look at the far less festive, but very essential, health and safety at home. […] Read more…

The A-Z of Freelancing: Finding work

One of the toughest parts of freelancing, aside from dealing with your accounts and tricky clients, is finding work in the first place. Where do you start? Here are just a few places to start looking: Social Media – through Twitter, Facebook, local networking groups and websites, Google+ and other social networks Online marketplaces – […] Read more…

The A-Z of Freelancing – Expenses

A quick post today, about expenses. Yup, the bane of every freelancer’s life. I don’t want to particularly dwell on this because it’s utterly boring, but it’s also essential. If you’re new to freelancing, you might be getting your head around the idea of expenses. I’m not going to go into what counts as expenses […] Read more…

The A-Z of Freelancing – Dealing with doubts

Freelancers, unless blessed with sky-high confidence and self-esteem, will have a moment of self-doubt during their work day. In fact, I’ve had doubts about whether freelancing is for me during the following times: In the run up to Christmas or a holiday, when ALL OF THE WORK needs doing beforehand.  When dealing with a tricky […] Read more…

The A-Z of Freelancing – Creativity

Where do you usually come up with your best ideas? When hard at work at your desk? In a serious business meeting? I don’t know about you, but my brain usually shifts into creative mode when I’m doing something else entirely. Places like: The shower. Which is why I’m eyeing up this Aqua Notes notepad. […] Read more…