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A Day In The Life Of A Freelance Childrenswear Designer: Sharon from lily & Bloom

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Say hello to freelance childrenswear designer Sharon from lily & Bloom. Tell us a bit about you! Hello I’m Sharon, working as lily&Bloom as a childrenswear designer, based just outside of Birmingham How long have you been freelancing, and why did you start? I’ve been freelancing for just over four years now.  I started to freelance […] Read more…

The one trick I use to kick Imposter Syndrome

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Imposter Syndrome. Heard of it? If you’re freelance, you’ve almost certainly felt it. It’s the little gremlin in your head which says things like: Are you serious? Do you really think people will pay you to do that? Raise your prices? No one will pay you that! Oh god, look what my super-awesome, glossy, productive-as-hell […] Read more…

Podcast #25: Why Freelancers should hire a coach

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It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, cut yourself a huge slice of cake too) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak – we’re chatting about hiring a coach. Episode #25: Why freelancers should hire a coach What would make you hire a coach, as a […] Read more…

Businesswomen: Are we being patronised?

Affirmations. Dream boards. Meditating for an hour over a visualisation of diving into a pool of money, Scrooge McDuck-style. A quick browse through any of my social media feeds will have half a dozen mentions of these things. It can feel like an attractive notion – imagine a rich, successful future as a businesswomen and […] Read more…

Podcast #24: Keep it Simple, Stupid – My 2016 Motto

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It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s still sort of Christmas, finish off those mince pies) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak. “Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)”:   What’s your motto for 2016? What goals do you have for the new year? Let me […] Read more…