With an estimated 66 million freelancers in the world at the moment—and that figure growing every year—it inevitably raises the question “Will everybody eventually become freelancers?” Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question, but it also, it also raises the question of “Can anyone become a freelancer?” Now that’s a question that we can … More Can Anyone Be a Freelancer?
When you’re new to the freelancing world, there are many possible traps you can fall into. While you can overcome any obstacles on the freelance path, it’s much easier to set off on the right foot if you’re aware of the potential hazards. So, today we’ll look at the five most common mistakes that I … More The 5 Top Mistakes New Freelancers Make
As a newbie freelancer, it can be very difficult to bag your first freelance client. Especially when you’re competing against already established freelancers. So today we’ll look at why it’s so difficult to get your first freelance job—and I’ll give you some tips to help you land your first client. Why is it so difficult? … More How Do You Get Your First Freelance Client?
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer or trying to get your freelance career off the ground, one consideration is what skills do you need to succeed? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll let you in on the range of skills you need to be a freelancer—both specific skills and general skills. So, let’s take … More What Skills Do You Need to Be a Freelancer?
Some people grow up knowing they want to be their own boss someday. Others realise it after years of working for other people or having to please difficult bosses. Either way, there are lots of things to consider before becoming your own boss. So, here are a few considerations to weigh up and insights into … More Can I Freelance as a First Job?
If you’re a freelancer or thinking of becoming one, you probably want to know what’s required to succeed. To be a successful freelancer, there are lots of important traits and characteristics you need, including some obvious ones like being organised and a great communicator. However, there are three top personal qualities or characteristics that stand … More Top 3 Traits to Be a Successful Freelancer
It’s that time of year when many of us set New Year’s Resolutions or decide our goals for the upcoming year. If you’ve been considering freelancing or starting a side hustle, 2019 might be the time to start. With a growing number of freelance jobs available and more freelancing platforms than ever, there’s an abundance … More 10 Steps to Start a Freelance Side Hustle in 2019
Freelancing has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last decade or so. The number of freelancers has risen year on year since 2013, and more and more people are considering switching from employment to freelance work. In fact, according to a recent study, 71% of UK employees would consider becoming a freelancer. It’s … More What Should I Freelance in, and What’s the Best Freelance Job for Me?
This is a common question, especially when you’re new to the freelancing world. At the start, it can seem difficult to compete against more established freelancers. And it can feel like slow progress finding clients when your competitors already seem to have tons of feedback. So how do you compete as a newbie freelancer? I’ve … More As a Newbie, How Do You Compete Against More Established Freelancers?
If only I had a pound for every time I got asked this question! It seems to be the hottest question in the freelance world, and with more and more freelancers entering the marketplace, it’s no surprise. When you’re starting out as a freelancer, there’s so many platforms to choose from—you don’t want to pick … More What’s the Best Freelance Platform for Beginners?