Hiring a freelancer for a bite-sized task with a very clear brief is a relatively straightforward process. A data-entry job or a simple coding fix has a clear start and end point that is easy to explain, manage and measure. Finding freelancers who provide creative work, feel passionate about the client’s mission, communicate well throughout the process and provide much more than just the service they were hired for, can be a bit more challenging.
"You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too." - Sam Rayburn Rules, restrictions, recommendations, measures, advice. Words we’ve been hearing on repeat from government officials since Covid-19 hurtled into our lives at the beginning of the year.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Zoom became a staple part of life. Especially during lockdown, it was the only way to connect with others face-to-face (...ish). All of a sudden, everything from work meetings, to birthday parties, to exercise classes, and even house viewings were all happening via video call. There were of course the usual players - Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, but it was Zoom that really caught on. Certainly at first, it was a blessing - a portal that helped facilitate connections in a desperately strange time. It meant many were able to carry out a form of 'business as usual'.
Next month marks the end of the Coronavirus furlough scheme (31st of October to be precise). For startups who have furloughed workers over the past few months, the end of this scheme may result in a shock to the system as well as the bank balance.
I’m sure you’re aware that you can use Freelancer Club to fine-tune your portfolio, apply for jobs and arrange test shoots, but there are plenty of other ways you can benefit from our award-winning community platform. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the lesser known features, so you can be sure that you’re making the most of your Freelancer Club membership!
Being a founder of a startup can be a lonely existence. Even if your startup is well established, boasts a strong team of staff and is based in a busy co-working space, it’s easy to understand why you may experience bouts of loneliness from time to time.
Bootstrapping is a term bandied around a lot to describe the way in which many entrepreneurs operate, manage and finance their startups. What exactly does bootstrapping in business mean though?
Freelance parents working from home know how it feels to be stretched from every conceivable direction. Coronavirus lockdown measures required freelance parents to take on a whole new level of multi-tasking. It meant juggling all the usual parenting tasks (a full time occupation in its own right), whilst simultaneously presuming the role of homeschooling teachers... All whilst trying to work from home and manage their own freelance career. Add the widespread mental health repercussions of lockdown into the mix, and achieving a “healthy” work-life balance became ludicrously unattainable.