When you’re new to the freelancing world, there are many possible traps you can fall into. While you can overcome any obstacles on the freelance path, it’s much easier to set off on the right foot if you’re aware of the potential hazards. So, today we’ll look at the five most common mistakes that I … More The 5 Top Mistakes New Freelancers Make
As a newbie freelancer, it can be very difficult to bag your first freelance client. Especially when you’re competing against already established freelancers. So today we’ll look at why it’s so difficult to get your first freelance job—and I’ll give you some tips to help you land your first client. Why is it so difficult? … More How Do You Get Your First Freelance Client?
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?
Not getting hired is the one of the most common problems encountered by freelancers—especially at the start of their freelance journey. It can seem like you’re applying for hundreds and jobs and getting only rejections. It’s disheartening yes, but there are plenty of things you can do to get hired. As an experienced freelancer who’s … More Why Am I Not Getting Hired on Freelance Sites?
Freelancing has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last decade or so. The number of freelancers has risen year on year since 2013, and more and more people are considering switching from employment to freelance work. In fact, according to a recent study, 71% of UK employees would consider becoming a freelancer. It’s … More What Should I Freelance in, and What’s the Best Freelance Job for Me?
This is a common question, especially when you’re new to the freelancing world. At the start, it can seem difficult to compete against more established freelancers. And it can feel like slow progress finding clients when your competitors already seem to have tons of feedback. So how do you compete as a newbie freelancer? I’ve … More As a Newbie, How Do You Compete Against More Established Freelancers?
If only I had a pound for every time I got asked this question! It seems to be the hottest question in the freelance world, and with more and more freelancers entering the marketplace, it’s no surprise. When you’re starting out as a freelancer, there’s so many platforms to choose from—you don’t want to pick … More What’s the Best Freelance Platform for Beginners?
In the freelance world, the question of whether to offer freebies brings up some very passionate opinions. Many freelancers argue that we should never work for free, while for others, a freebie has kick-started their freelance career. We all know that “freelance” doesn’t mean working for free, but should we ever offer a freebie, and … More Should a Freelancer Ever Work for Free?