• Podcast #26: An interview with new freelancer Daire Paddy

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    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s slightly longer Freelancer’s Teabreak with Daire Paddy. Something a little different for this week’s podcast. I dragged my good friend Daire Paddy, a new freelance copywriter, onto Skype and […]

  • 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 […]

  • How hiring a Virtual Assistant boosted my freelance business

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    Just before I discuss hiring a virtual assistant… [su_box title=”Hello…it’s me” style=”glass” box_color=”#0f734e”]*Tumbleweed* It’s been a bit quiet round here, hasn’t it? I’m still here (and have been chatting away in my Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group, come join us), but had to put the blog on the backburner a little while I got used to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The best Slack apps for freelancing

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    I’ve been using Slack for a while for my business, and it’s revolutionised my freelance communications. If you haven’t used it before, it’s like a collection of chat rooms for businesses, removing a lot of the clutter from your inbox and really improving the speed of communication and decision making. With more and more businesses hiring […]

  • Podcast #23: My Favourite Chrome Extensions For Freelancers

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    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits, and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak. “My Favourite Chrome Extensions For Freelancers”: Are you a fan of using Chrome extensions to boost your productivity? I’ve found a few which have really helped eradicate distractions, make the most of your […]