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What to Do After Losing a Big Contract

At the end of April, I was stunned to receive an email from a long-standing client on a Thursday morning announcing that once I'd fulfilled that week's commitment, my services would no longer be required, The speed of its ending was the biggest shock. But soon I was hit with another sobering thought - how… Continue reading What to Do After Losing a Big Contract

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Why Freelancers Should Take a Holiday Every Year

I've been quite bad at keeping this blog up to date over the latter end of spring. 2018 has been a tough year in several ways. But now, having just returned from a holiday to the northeast of England, I feel refreshed, recharged and ready to go again. Coming back to a lovely and warm… Continue reading Why Freelancers Should Take a Holiday Every Year

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Five Pieces of Advice from a Five-Year Veteran to a New Freelancer

I realised just the other day that April 2018 is the five year anniversary of going freelance. I've never looked back and at times I did worry about whether I was doing the right thing. But that month was a lot of change for me - personal and workwise, but it stands as a landmark… Continue reading Five Pieces of Advice from a Five-Year Veteran to a New Freelancer

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The Golden Age of Freelancing is Already Here

Another month, another report on The Future of Work showed that the rocketing number of self employed people is demonstrating no sign of abating. Some reports suggest that by 2022, over 50% of people in the developed world will work freelance. I expect this trend to last the rest of my working life. I expect… Continue reading The Golden Age of Freelancing is Already Here

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In Defence of Ad-Blockers: A Freelancer Writer’s Perspective

If there is one internet debate that will never go away, it's the one about ad-blockers. I recently purchased a new laptop. I'm incredibly pleased with it. It has a Solid State Drive which I feel has already been an immense improvement on my daily productivity (more on SSDs in another post though). For many… Continue reading In Defence of Ad-Blockers: A Freelancer Writer’s Perspective

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Essential Android Apps for Galaxy Note Owning Freelancers

I've had my Galaxy Note 4 for some two years now and I'm due an upgrade next month. I trawled through my choices earlier this week and I'm distinctly unimpressed. Aside from an eye-wateringly expensive Galaxy Note 8, no other phone appeals to me. The 8 is way above what I'm willing to pay, even… Continue reading Essential Android Apps for Galaxy Note Owning Freelancers

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Five Ways You Can Help Your Freelancer to Help You

Have you just hired your first freelancer? It doesn't matter whether they are a writer, cover artist, web developer or ad marketer. There are some universal expectations that your freelancer will expect. In order to deliver a successful project, they will need you to help them to help you. Here is how you do it.… Continue reading Five Ways You Can Help Your Freelancer to Help You

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Do You Have a Procedure for Late Playing Clients?

I recently read an article on Fresh Business Thinking about the problems that big businesses cause small businesses through the late settlement of invoices. Big, profitable organisations are responsible for the overwhelming majority of unsettled invoices and that's problematic for SMEs. The UK government has launched an initiative designed to help small businesses protect themselves… Continue reading Do You Have a Procedure for Late Playing Clients?