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?
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
As a freelancer, the likelihood is that you work from home at least some of the time, if not all of it. While working from home has some amazing benefits, it can also be notoriously difficult in terms of distractions and your work life slipping into your personal life. While some freelancers have no problems … More How to Work from Home Effectively
In the world of freelancing, there are common terms that come up, and two of these are “subcontracting” and “outsourcing”. On the surface, it might look like these terms are the same, but they’re not. As freelancers, we may be subcontracted or outsourced work, and we might also subcontract or outsource work to others. But … More Freelance: Subcontracting vs. Outsourcing
At A Freelance Life, we’re all about enjoying the benefits of freelancing! But it’s also important to occasionally consider the negatives of freelancing so we can develop ways to overcome them. Today, we’ll look at the potential downsides of freelancing and some solutions to these issues… 1. Finding clients One of the major negatives of … More What Are the Downsides of Freelancing?
As a freelancer, there are numerous places to find potential clients. But often, we find one place or method and stick to it, which limits our chances to find new and different clients. So today, I’ll let you in on ten places that you can find freelance clients. Some you’ve no doubt tried—others perhaps not. … More 10 Places to Find Freelance Clients
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and there are many things I can look back on as a freelancer and say “I could have done that better” or “If only I knew…”. So today, I’ll let you in on the five things I wish I had known before becoming a freelancer, so hopefully you can avoid … More 5 Things I Wish I Knew before Becoming a Freelancer
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