• Join us for StoryVEDA

    Fancy a challenge for April? Want to up your Instagram game? Want the accountability of a group of other Instagram users? You’ve come to the right place! In April, Daire Paddy and I are hosting StoryVEDA, a twist on the popular VEDA (vlog or video every day in April/August) format, focused on using Instagram Stories. […]

  • The best subscription boxes for freelancers

    subscription boxes for freelancers

    Are you signed up to any subscription boxes? One of the things I encourage freelancers to do, is to set aside time each month for fun. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of being all work and no play. I also think it’s incredibly important to reward yourself as a freelancer. After all, […]

  • Five people every freelancer needs in their life

    freelance support network

    Edit: This is a blog post from 2011, updated in 2018.  A good support structure is so important when you’re a freelancer, or you’re self-employed, particularly when you’re starting out. Having that freelance support network structure can help you get through the tough times, give you the inspiration you need when you’re starting a new […]

  • Brilliant apps and tools to try in February: Podcast

    freelance apps

    Regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of tech, tools and apps for having a more efficient, productive and fun freelance life. This week, I’ve recorded a podcast sharing three of my current favourites, from one that makes the most of your Facebook Lives and podcasts, to one to plan out your Instagram feed. […]

  • Three ways to speed up invoice payments: Podcast

    The podcast is back for 2018! I’ve missed recording these little snippets you can listen to while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, and this episode is one that’s particularly important for freelancers – invoice payments. How can we speed them up, deal with the late payers and reduce the stress of waiting to […]

  • Are you working MORE now you’re freelance?

    freelance hours

    A common misconception about being freelance, is that we have a chilled approach to work, waking when we fancy, working in front of This Morning, potter off somewhere for work and never work weekends. Right? Nah. NAH. If you’re freelance, you know this isn’t the case. In fact, I’ve always suspected most freelancers work far […]