Three ways to find new work in April

Happy Pitch Slap Wednesday (not sure what the hell I’m talking about? You’ll need this post then). Welcome to a new series of monthly posts identifying ways to find new business and find new business. Pitching for work can feel like an endless, tedious task at times, so these tasks should help keep #PitchSlapWednesday fresh! …

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Five ways to be a better public speaker

Public speaking is one of the hardest skills to learn as a freelancer. Standing in front of a crowd of people, presenting your thoughts on a topic can be nightmare inducing. As someone who was a shaking, stuttering red-face mess at school when presenting anything to more than two people, I know this fear well. …

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How to post an Hourlie on People Per Hour

A common way to get freelance work, especially in the first couple of years, is to use a freelance marketplace. I’ve spoken about them in the past (especially this video chat with Rosie), and I’ve heard some great successful stories about PeoplePerHourand Elance in particular. One of the things I touched on during the last …

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How to pitch locally

In my post on Monday, I mentioned about doing a post on how to pitch locally – and I had quite a few people get in contact to say they really wanted to read it. So here it is! As is often the case with The Freelance Lifestyle, the posts I write challenge me to …

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