I’ve been guest blogging with the guys at Xero online accounting, talking about how becoming a freelancer has put me in control of my life and my numbers. I’ve been working as a freelancer for nearly six years now – and it’s a career move that’s changed the way I balance work against the rest […]Read More My Xero guest blog post – Going Freelance
Going freelance can seem like an attractive prospect for anyone who’s looking for a new career challenge. Working for yourself, ditching your highly annoying boss and creating a more flexible way to earn a living all sound like definite plus points. But is the reality of being a full-time freelancer as positive as it looks […]Read More Should I go freelance? The benefits (and challenges) of being self-employed
Woo hoo! My second self-published book is written, checked and ready to read! And if you’re thinking about going freelance then this book will be right up your street… ‘Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life’ is my how-to guide for starting a self-employed career and becoming a successful freelancer. It’s a comprehensive guide to […]Read More Going Freelance – the big benefits of going self-employed
One of the big challenges when you first go freelance is finding your first customers. And hanging on to this hard-earned customer base once they’ve engaged you can also be an ongoing headache. For many freelancers, sourcing the ideal customers, winning work and generating a steady revenue pipeline are big challenges in the early days. […]Read More Freelance writing: the ups and downs of being the Content Emergency Services
I know from personal experience that late payment of invoices can be one of the biggest challenges you face as a freelancer. When your clients are reluctant to pay on time, it doesn’t just put a strain on your customer relationship; it also puts a BIG strain on your bank balance, your cash-flow situation… and […]Read More Getting paid as a freelancer – 5 key tips for better cash flow
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?
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