Are you self-employed, work from home or other remote worker based in west Cornwall (specifically Falmouth and Penryn area)? Are you fed up with working alone with only your four walls for company? Why not come along to Cornwall's newest Jelly event? The digital economy and remote working have led to an unprecedented number of… Continue reading UK Jelly Work From Home Group Falmouth and Penryn (Every Thursday)!
Over the last few years, there has been a movement in retail trends imploring consumers to have an #IndieChristmas - buying Christmas presents from places other than big business and to prioritise independent sellers. For many of us, the go-to place is Amazon. I'm not going to call for you to boycott them for any… Continue reading How You Can Support Independent Sellers This Christmas
Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce to you the release of my latest ebook, a short(ish) Christmas children's story. I've discussed it briefly through the blog through the late summer and early autumn but not yet put a release date on it. Now, I can finally reveal that this story called The Christmas… Continue reading The Christmas Goblin is Out Now!
I spent most of last week quite ill. Things are improving, but I'm not at 100%. This is an issue I've had on and off most of this year. I have a scan in late November to try to get to the bottom of why this issue keeps coming back. Last week wasn't a complete… Continue reading Why Self-Care is Even More Important During Busy Periods
Tonight, the clocks shift from BST to GMT as we had deeper into the autumn. Although spring is my favourite season, I love Autumn for the colours and the build up to Christmas. If also means nights in with the curtains drawn, a cup of hot chocolate in the hands and writing! Here, then, are… Continue reading The Clocks Going Back: Autumn and Winter Personal Challenges
This is a bit of a tongue in cheek one but sadly addresses a real problem for freelancers: cheapskate clients. We all know them. We've all had at least one who expect FLAWLESS ENGLISH OR YOU WONT GET PAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the princely sum of $5 for a 1,000 word article and those who think they're… Continue reading “Are You Having a Laugh?” What Freelancers Want To Say vs What We Should Say
I said I would branch out into photography and I have. In July, I opened my Alamy page of stock photos. I have around 80 images up at the moment and eagerly awaiting my first sale. The second phase of my photography services is now underway. Over the weekend, I opened a page at a… Continue reading Announcing the Opening of my Red Bubble Shop!
A little over five years ago with a divorce on the brink of finalising, I walked out of a job and moved some 70 miles back across the country to my family home. Then, as a man in his late 30s and still with debt accrued paying for a Master's Degree he'd finished nearly four… Continue reading I Never Thought Freelancing Would Last This Long For Me
...with my new 300mm lens. As autumn descends and we try to make the best of the good weather, my other half and I took a trip to Dartmoor Zoo Park last weekend. Visiting Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium two weeks before, we noticed a special discount on offer. Visit either DZP or NMA, and with… Continue reading I’ve Been Shooting Big Cats and Wolves For Fun
It's the autumn and for many freelancers, that's the busy period. Almost every year without fail, October has taken a sharp upturn in the volume of work. Just last week, I was receiving 3-4 invitations to interview every day on Upwork. It also means I will rarely use my connects to pitch for work. Autumn… Continue reading How to Attract Top Rated Upwork Freelancers
One of the first investments I was keen to make quickly when I bought my first DSLR in the spring was a zoom lens. I must have spent months looking at the various options: do I go up to 200mm or 300mm? Would that be enough for what I wanted to use it for, as… Continue reading I Now Have a 300mm Lens!