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Tips for a Healthy Home-Working Environment

Tips for a Healthy Home-Working Environment

A guest post by Nicola Hasted By becoming a freelancer we chase the dream of escaping the shackles of the typical 9-5 desk job only to discover the reality is that we have ended up with a non-typical 9-5 at a less than ideal ... read more

Five Apps That Make Freelancing A Breeze

Five Apps That Make Freelancing A Breeze

In a world that increasingly revolves around smart technology, it has never been so easy for freelancers to manage all aspects of their business via a selection of handy apps. This week I want to share with you my top 5 apps for freelancers, many of which are either free or extremely cheap to ... read more

Securing repeat freelance writing work

Securing repeat freelance writing work

There's one anxiety-packed question frequently asked by freelancers: Will I have any work next month? While at the very beginning of our careers, scrambling for the odd job here and there can be the norm (unless you get lucky), there comes a time when every freelancer who's ... read more

Got the flu? Don’t let your freelancing career suffer.

Got the flu? Don’t let your freelancing career suffer.

  This time of year brings with it much excitement, but unfortunately, due to a drop in the temperature, it also delivers a nice wide range of bugs and viruses. Whether you have a little sniffle, a dodgy tummy or a whopping cough, you might not be feeling that creative, focused or driven. The read more

Beat Procrastination and Get Stuff Done!

Beat Procrastination and Get Stuff Done!

One of the biggest problems every freelancer experiences is procrastination: That irresistible temptation to do absolutely anything except work on the project or article that's been assigned. A job comes in and, suddenly, it becomes critical that we re-organise our outlook calendars or write out a ... read more

Who would suit a career in freelance writing?

Who would suit a career in freelance writing?

One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "Who would suit a career in freelance writing?" And today I was asked it by David Standing via a Facebook live video that you can watch here. As the 'gigging economy' is read more

How to spot a phony freelance writing client

How to spot a phony freelance writing client

This week, one of our members at Learn Freelance Writing had a dilemma. She was actively pitching for work, (and doing rather well considering she landed an epic job with one of them) when she was approached by a prospect who wanted to send her some files to work from. It all looked a little bit ... read more

Dealing With Client Feedback Like A Pro

Dealing With Client Feedback Like A Pro

  Receiving feedback from a client, whether it be private or public, can be both a blessing and a curse. Great feedback is always welcome by any freelance writer. But it doesn't always go that way... When starting out with a brand new client, you might make a few mistakes. Your ... read more

Who Needs Freelance Writers at Christmas?

Who Needs Freelance Writers at Christmas?

Now that Christmas is almost here, I want to share with you the benefits of freelancing during the festive period and who might need freelance writers during this time. But before I go on, let me draw your attention to some facts about this time of year.

How do you know if you’re ready to leave your 9-5 job?

How do you know if you’re ready to leave your 9-5 job?

The decision to leave your regular day job and embark on a freelancing career shouldn’t be taken lightly. But if you’re not comfortable with your current employment, there may be some telling signs that it’s time to consider a career switch. Here’s what to look for: 1) Small ... read more

Avoid Pyramid Schemes At Christmas

Avoid Pyramid Schemes At Christmas

Now that it's November, the inevitable happens. Buy and Sell Facebook groups are inundated with the following posts: "Hey, I'm looking for three team members who are keen to make up to a thousand pounds between now and Christmas. PM me for details". "How do you fancy making up to ... read more

Should I Join A Website Like Upwork or People Per Hour?

Should I Join A Website Like Upwork or People Per Hour?

Freelance Networking Sites,  Freelance Marketplaces, Content Mills - Whatever you choose to call these websites, there's much dispute about their effectiveness at helping you grow a writing business. But before we look at that - what exactly are they? Networking sites like Upwork or People Per ... read more

What Do Clients Want?

What Do Clients Want?

You might be asking yourself - there are so many freelance writers out there, how do I stand out from my competition? Why didn't I get selected for a freelance writing job when I know I would have been perfect? How can I get noticed? The great thing about freelancing in general is that increasing ... read more