• Freelance Life Favourites: October

    freelance favourites October

    Goodbye Halloween, hello Christmas! Ok, not quite yet, but there’s a strong chance I’ll be doing some admin in front of Elf in the next couple of weeks. October was an interesting month on the work front, and I’ve had quite a few fun projects come up. After several months of things settling into a […]

  • How To Put Together A Highly Clickable Email In 15 Minutes

    writing a newsletter coffee laptop

    Social media might rule the roost when it comes to getting word out about what you offer, but email and sending a newsletter is how you develop the relationship and get clients buying. In fact, there are some interesting stats on Optin Monster: 66% of consumers state that they have made a purchase as the […]

  • Freelance Life Favourites: September

    Freelance faves September

    Hello October! We’re into the flow of Autumn, the scarves and slippers are out, and I’m lighting an excessive amount of candles. I’m a big ol’ Hygge cliche, and I’m absolutely fine with that, because working from home means I can really indulge. It’s not quite as easy to get cosy when you’re sitting in […]

  • 12 Chrome Extensions To Be More Productive As A Freelancer

    Chrome Extensions

    Ah, Chrome. You came along with your sexy array of Chrome Extensions and saved us from the hell of Internet Explorer. Anyone else develop an eye twitch when meeting someone who is *happily* using Internet Explorer by choice? I’m a terrible browser snob. Chrome Extensions are the perfect way to add a little superpower to your […]

  • How to deal with loneliness as a freelancer

    How to deal with loneliness as a freelancer

    When you work from home, loneliness can often be an unfortunate side effect. For some of us who identify as an introvert, working from home is the ideal – away from the small talk, constant chatter and people time of an office job. But for others, the days can be long, far too quiet and […]

  • Three Ways To Set Boundaries As A Freelancer

    Three Ways To Set Boundaries As A Freelancer

    One of the most common themes that comes up in The Freelance Lifestylers group is boundaries. Whether it’s setting them with clients or with family and friends. The problems usually arise when boundaries haven’t been set – it’s much harder to push back if you haven’t set a standard from the beginning. If you’re just […]

  • Freelance Life: The Opening Of The Lexicon in Bracknell

    The Lexicon Bracknell

    This weekend, I was invited to a blogger breakfast at Bill’s in the newly opened The Lexicon shopping centre in Bracknell. If you’re a long-term resident of the Berkshire area, there’s no doubt you’ll have heard about the Bracknell regeneration, not least because it’s been in the works for 30 years! Bracknell’s reputation hasn’t been […]