What Is the Ideal Amount of Freelance Clients?

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?

Does Freelancing Affect Your Employability?

With an impending Brexit meaning that employers aren’t committing to permanent hires, many candidates are considering freelancing as a stop-gap between jobs or because they’re struggling to find the right employed job for them. But the question weighing on many minds is: will freelancing will affect my ability to gain a traditional job? Are employers … More Does Freelancing Affect Your Employability?

The Top 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Freelancer

Whatever type of freelance service you offer—be it writing, design, web development, or something else—there are certain general skills that equal success for freelancers. So today, we’ll let you in on the top 5 skills you need to master to become a successful freelancer whatever your service offering. 1. Self-analysis The phrase “Know Thyself” was … More The Top 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Freelancer

National Freelancers Day: The Freelance Headlines

Last week, National Freelancers Day meant that the world of freelancing hit the headlines. As a freelancer, checking the freelance news isn’t necessarily top of your priorities when you have clients to please and invoices to send. So today, we’ll give you an overview at the news affecting freelancers this year… #1 Freelance on the … More National Freelancers Day: The Freelance Headlines

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