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
Starting out as a freelancer can be a daunting prospect, so any advice that makes it easier to win work, find customers and get paid is always going to be welcome. Back in April 2018, I published my 5 Big Things I’ve Learned As A Freelancer blog post, to give the self-employed newbie some top […]Read More 5 More Things I’ve Learned As A Freelancer
Becoming a freelancer takes real confidence. When you decide to leave your cosy salaried job to become self-employed, that means taking a giant leap of faith – and keeping your fingers crossed that you can actually make a living from your new venture. So if you’re getting itchy feet in your current employee role, and […]Read More 5 big things I’ve learned as a freelancer
They say it can be lonely at the top…and even lonelier if you’re self-employed and running a solo business. So it’s important to build a network of like-minded people, peers and colleagues around you to bounce ideas off, talk through your latest challenges, or just chat about the latest apps and tech tools. But how […]Read More The solopreneur life: hard work, shared ideas and like-minded people
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?