Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a few people ask me about retainers. Usually along the lines of ‘what the hell are they and should I be offering them?’

*Insert dad joke about braces*

Fran Swaine, a freelance friend of mine that some of you might know from the Team Red Hangouts, is a bit of a pro when it comes to retainers and she kindly agreed to do a hangout with me to go over the basics. Tune in to see us chat about the pros, cons and opportunities for freelancers to use retainers – and why it could be one of the best financial moves you could make.

Regular income, a better relationship with my clients and a more long-term agreement? What’s not to love? I haven’t actually done a lot when it comes to retainers – but after chatting to Fran it’s certainly something I’ll try to do more.

What do you think about retainers? Do you currently use them? What are your experiences?