As a busy freelancer, with clients to please and invoices to send, you often don’t have time to check the news affecting you. So we decided to make the freelance headings a permanent monthly fixture on A Freelance Life… … More The Freelance Headlines: July 2019
Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer or an existing freelancer looking to gain new skills, a hot topic is always “Which freelance skills are in-demand at the moment?” In 2019, there are a range of freelance skills that clients are seeking, so today we’ll look at what those skills are. But we’ll also consider whether choosing … More The Most In-Demand Freelance Skills for 2019
What’s the best way to structure your freelance workday? Should you set specific hours or go with the flow? Let’s look at three possible options… … More 3 Ways to Structure Your Freelance Workday
In life, we’re often told to “follow our passion” when it comes to work, but we’re also told to “do what we’re best at”. What happens if what you love and what you’re great at aren’t the same thing? How do you choose between your passion and your skills? This is especially troublesome when it … More Should I Follow My Passion or My Skills?
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?
Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked about the importance of developing a strong freelance network. However, as many freelancers work from home, it’s easy to forget how to talk to people face to face. Especially when most of your client interactions are done via email, phone, or Skype. So today, I’ll let you in … More 8 Networking Tips for Freelancers
Over the past few decades, self-employment has grown dramatically. In the UK, there are an estimated 4.8 million self-employed people (around 15% of the population), and that figure continues to rise. In legal terms, “self-employed” covers sole traders, limited company business owners, and contract-based independent workers. In simple terms, many self-employed people consider themselves “freelancers”. … More 30 Key Questions to Ask Yourself before Going Self-Employed
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
Fellow freelancers, I’m excited to share A Freelance Life’s first ever freelance insider interview! In these interviews, you’ll get an insight into what it’s really like to be a freelancer across a range of roles—as well as top tips and advice from successful freelancers. Today, we’re speaking to freelance illustrator Tony Parkash. So Tony, what … More Insider Interview: A Freelance Illustrator
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