Freelancing In Birmingham: City of 1000 Trades

Birmingham was once known as the “City of 1000 Trades”. The spark that ignited the Industrial Revolution, it was the home of industry—producing the majority of the world’s pen nibs, whistles, and metalwork. These days, Birmingham is shedding its reputation as an industrial city and morphing into a place of creativity and inspiration. Freelancing in … More Freelancing In Birmingham: City of 1000 Trades

How to Start Building a Freelance Network

Last week, I talked about the importance of networking as a freelancer, which isn’t a topic that many freelancers necessarily think about—being lone workers and independent spirits. However, studies show that freelancing can be lonely, so networking offers the perfect opportunity to get out, meet new people, and develop useful contacts. Today, we’ll look at … More How to Start Building a Freelance Network

As a Freelancer, Should I Share My Skills?

As a freelancer, you’re a self-employed individual trying to succeed on your own, and you’re often competing against other freelancers to make a living. This begs the question: Should you avoid sharing your skills with other freelancers? Does the nature of freelancing mean being secretive about what you do? Should you keep quiet and protect … More As a Freelancer, Should I Share My Skills?

Is Freelancing Lonely, and How Can Freelancers Avoid Becoming Isolated?

With the rise of freelancing, it seems like self-employment makes the news every week. Last week, the freelancing headline was “One can be the loneliest number”. The article was based on a recent survey by Epson EcoTank of 1000 freelancers on the pros and cons. Potential loneliness is certainly something to consider as a freelancer, … More Is Freelancing Lonely, and How Can Freelancers Avoid Becoming Isolated?