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
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
When I first started out as a freelancer, I didn’t think much (if anything) about networking. I didn’t have a network and I didn’t network at all. It didn’t feel like I had time between trying to find clients, establish myself as a freelancer, and get a decent work-life balance. But over time, I realised … More Networking for Freelancers
As a freelancer, you’re a self-employed individual trying to succeed on your own, and you’re often competing against other freelancers to make a living. This begs the question: Should you avoid sharing your skills with other freelancers? Does the nature of freelancing mean being secretive about what you do? Should you keep quiet and protect … More As a Freelancer, Should I Share My Skills?