We’re living through extraordinary and incredibly challenging times at the moment. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been wider, more intense and more harmful than anyone truly expected. And, for some people in our communities, there’s also been a significant economic impact. Many people in the most affected industry sectors are now either […]Read More How to start a freelance side hustle during the lockdown
With a large chunk of the world already working from home, there’s going to be an awful lot of video calls happening in the weeks to come. As we get used to the idea of self-isolation, home-working and the coronavirus lockdown, it’s the humble video call that’s likely to be our saviour over the coming […]Read More 5 Ways To Survive A Video Conferencing Call
How do you write an eBook? Well, obviously you need a great idea for your book, and you need to sit down and actually write the thing. But aside from the daunting task of writing several thousand words of exciting copy, what are the key things needed to get your book planned, finished, formatted and […]Read More How to write an eBook – 5 key tips for the aspiring author
A friend of mine posed an interesting question the other day on Twitter. To paraphrase, what she said was ‘If you’re friends on Twitter, are you friends in real life?’. In other words, if you have a network of friends on social media, but have never met some of these people face-to-face, then can you […]Read More Are social media friends your real friends?
I made a big decision a month ago. I decided to stop the hybrid freelance/agency employee existence I’d lived for the past two years and to become 100% freelance. It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, by any means. Turning your back on a regular salary is never easy to do, but having spent two […]Read More Are freelancers the future of small business?
Twitter is allegedly about to make a BIG change to its timeline function. Gone will be the real-time experience of tweets shown in chronological order, and in will come algorithmically targeted tweets, shown for their relevance to the user, rather than when they’re posted. And the twittering classes seem less than enamoured with this proposed […]Read More Real-time Twitter, or predictive algorithms? The choice is yours
Mobile is great. I love my Android smartphone, I love my Apple iPad and I love the fact that I can be connected to the online world wherever I am at any time (well, as long as there’s a phone mast or some handy wifi in the area). But are we spending a little too […]Read More Might as well face it, we’re addicted to screens!
The digital world is here. And as I talked about in Part 1, digital has changed just about everything we take for granted in the modern world. Our everyday lives revolve around the internet, mobile networks and the ability to communicate and consume online. Digital has completely changed our expectations of the world. We […]Read More Welcome to the digital world – Part 2: The illusion of choice
If you take a look at how we live our lives now, it’s hard to imagine an existence before we had digital. So much of our everyday life revolves around the internet, mobile networks and the ability to communicate and consume online. In such a relatively short space of time, digital has changed EVERYTHING. Digital […]Read More Welcome to the digital world – Part 1: Instant solutions
When you’re a freelancer you tend to spend a lot of your time hanging around in coffee shops, using the free wi-fi and gradually becoming addicted to flat whites. But it’s not all macchiatos and muffins when you’re a coffee shop worker (CSW) – when your local coffee outlet is also your office there are […]Read More Working from coffee shops: The top three challenges