• My favourite freelancing tools of 2016 (so far)

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    Every once in a while, I like to share the freelancing tools, apps and resources that make my freelance life easier, smoother and more professional. This is especially the case now I’m a working mum and time is limited. Here are my favourite freelancing tools of 2016 so far. There are a couple of affiliate […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]