For many people, freelancing presents a very different way of working—and with it comes many benefits and pitfalls. When you’re deciding whether to pursue or persevere with a freelance career, it can be difficult to weigh those up. However, there’s one stand-out pro and one noticeable con of the freelance lifestyle, and these might help … More The Biggest Pro and Worst Con of Freelancing
When you’re an aspiring freelancer or new to the world of freelancing, then your lack of experience might feel overwhelming. In fact, it might put you off starting your freelance journey at all. So, is it possible to freelance without any experience? And how do you gain experience to become a successful freelancer? Let’s take … More Can You Freelance Without Any Experience?
When I first started out as a freelancer, I never really considered the ideal number of clients for my workload. In fact, for most new freelancers, it’s a case of saying “yes please” to any and all clients. But if you don’t want to be under-earning or over-working, considering your ideal basket of clients is … More What Is the Ideal Amount of Freelance Clients?
As a busy freelancer, with clients to please and invoices to send, you often don’t have time to check the news affecting you. So we decided to make the freelance headings a permanent monthly fixture on A Freelance Life… … More The Freelance Headlines: August 2019
Every month, we’ll interview a successful freelancer to give you insider insights. Last month, you saw what I do as a freelance editor. Today, we’re pleased to be joined by writer and speaker Sally Jenkins, so you can find out about the life of a published author, freelance writer, and public speaker… … More Insider Interview: A Published Writer & Speaker
As a freelancer, clients are your lifeblood. But when you unknowingly take on a difficult client, they can drain the life out of you—sapping your time, energy, and enthusiasm. To avoid these nightmare situations, it’s better to weed out bad clients before you start working with them. So, when and how do you spot a … More How to Spot and Avoid Difficult Clients
Whether you’re a new freelancer or a well-established one, you’ll most likely encounter feedback from clients. Find out how to deal with negative, rude, and unfounded feedback to avoid getting frustrated or down-heartened – and how to use positive feedback to improve. … More How to Deal with Feedback As a Freelancer
Last year, it was estimated that two million people in the UK are freelancers, and that number continues to rise. What’s more, as freelancing enables you to work globally, the global marketplace is approximately 75 million freelancers. That’s a large pool, and it begs the question: is freelancing still worth it? With freelancers from various … More Is Freelancing Still Worth It or Is Everyone Competing on Price?
While freelancing offers incredible benefits, that doesn’t mean it’s a stress-free lifestyle either. According to studies, common causes of freelance stress are unstable income, isolation, and availability. So today, we’ll look at ways to deal with some of these common freelance stressors. … More How to Deal with Freelance Stress
Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer, a newbie to the freelance world, or an established freelancer, there are five key things you should know as a freelancer. Find out what they are… … More 5 Key Things Every Freelancer Should Know