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
With last week’s National Freelancers Day headlines pointing out a big and time-consuming admin problem for freelancers, it seemed like a good time to talk about ways to free up your time as a freelancer. Doing so gives you more time to do the actual work you get paid for, enjoy your downtime, and get … More How to Free up Time as a Freelancer
When I tell people I’m a freelancer, I often get asked “What’s that like?” or “What’s it like being a freelancer?” Having freelanced in three different ways—as a side hustle, while travelling, and as a career choice—there’s no simple answer. But today I’ll let you in on what it’s really like to be a freelancer … More What’s It Really Like to Be a Freelancer?
Summer—that time of year when everyone is on holiday, filling your Instagram feed with endless hotdog legs and sun-drenched beach pictures (I’m guilty of that too, though only the latter!). However, as freelancers, summer doesn’t guarantee a holiday. In fact, no time of year does, since there’s no allocated annual leave on the freelance calendar. … More Holiday Time? Freelancers and Annual Leave
As a freelancer, I often get asked for my top tips on freelancing. What are the things that equal freelance success? What is the best way to freelance? So today, I’ll give you my top 10 tips for freelancing, starting with becoming a freelancer all the way through to achieving freelance success… #1 Decide whether … More Top 10 Tips for Freelancers
Recently, I was asked the question “What is the ultimate secret of freelancing?” For newbie or aspiring freelancers, it can seem like there is some hidden knack to freelancing—some magical secret that opens the doors to freelance success. Like discovering the best freelancing platform or most in-demand skill or productivity method is the secret of … More The Ultimate Secret of Freelancing
There are so many great things about being a freelancer! So many in fact that I decided to list one for every hour of the day: You control your own life. Manage your time the way you want. Decide which days you work. Choose how many days holiday you take each year. Get up when … More 24 Benefits of Being a Freelancer!
When I meet other freelancers at networking events and talk to people about becoming a freelancer, they often ask why I became a freelancer. What made me switch from a traditional, employed job with a regular income to something risky and unstable? So today I’ll let you in on why I decided to become a … More Why Did I Become a Freelancer?
A common question I get asked, particularly by people who work in traditional 9-5 office jobs, is why I chose to become a freelancer. I sometimes get asked what the appeal of freelancing is considering the lack of job stability and income security. In fact, there are many reasons why I chose to be a … More Why Do I Freelance?
One of the many reasons why people become freelancers is to get a better work-life balance. However, one of the common criticisms of freelancing is that it can be difficult to avoid freelance work taking over your life. When you’re first starting out as a freelancer or taking on new freelance clients, the work-life balance … More How Do You Get a Freelance Work-Life Balance?