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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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, 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
When you work for a company, you get a yearly appraisal or performance review. You sit down with your boss and assess how well you met last year’s goals, then you set goals for the upcoming year. But as a freelancer, you are your boss—meaning you need to do your own evaluation. So, how do … More How Can a Freelancer Evaluate Their Performance?
As a regular writer on Quora, a question I’m asked at least once a week is “Which freelance skills pay the best?” and my answer is often not what people were expecting. They’re often looking for a top five best-paying freelance skills or something like that, so they can decide which area to pursue. But there’s … More What Are the Best-Paying Freelance Skills?