When you’re an aspiring freelancer or new to the world of freelancing, then your lack of experience might feel overwhelming. In fact, it might put you off starting your freelance journey at all. So, is it possible to freelance without any experience? And how do you gain experience to become a successful freelancer? Let’s take … More Can You Freelance Without Any Experience?
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
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
With an estimated 66 million freelancers in the world at the moment—and that figure growing every year—it inevitably raises the question “Will everybody eventually become freelancers?” Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question, but it also, it also raises the question of “Can anyone become a freelancer?” Now that’s a question that we can … More Can Anyone Be a Freelancer?
Recently, I was asked the question “What is the ultimate secret of freelancing?” For newbie or aspiring freelancers, it can seem like there is some hidden knack to freelancing—some magical secret that opens the doors to freelance success. Like discovering the best freelancing platform or most in-demand skill or productivity method is the secret of … More The Ultimate Secret of Freelancing
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer or trying to get your freelance career off the ground, one consideration is what skills do you need to succeed? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll let you in on the range of skills you need to be a freelancer—both specific skills and general skills. So, let’s take … More What Skills Do You Need to Be a Freelancer?
Whether you’re leaving school, college, or university, you’re likely to be looking for your first “real” job—the thing that might set you off on your career. Most people naturally start looking for traditional employed jobs, where they work for a company, get a regular paycheck, and work 9-5 or something similar. But you might be … More Can I Freelance as a First Job?
When people talk to me about becoming a freelancer, they often have many fears about the journey. These fears include the lack of job stability, earning enough to pay the bills, being good enough to succeed, and achieving a work-life balance. But are these fears justified? Should you be scared to go freelance? As an … More How to Overcome Freelance Fears