The Freelancer Club Blog

CHALLENGES FOR FREELANCERS

What are the challenges for freelancers? How long do you have! The impression of freelancing is often one of an impossibly cool entrepreneurial type, floating between cafes and clients with too much time on her hands and not a care in the world. The realities are somewhat different. Not only do freelancers have to provide a desirable service, they must also run their business from branding, marketing and sales to client management, accounts and taxes, often on their own. We asked freelancers what they found to be the most challenging aspect and the answer was clear!

THE FREELANCER CLUB

The Freelancer Club supports creative talent with access to paid jobs, a platform to showcase portfolio work, a way to meet other creative freelancers online and offline, events, masterclasses, discounts, legal advice, downloadable documents and much more.

CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL SCOUT

How a model scout operates may surprise you. Not only do they locate themselves everywhere from the high street to music festivals but they also change what they're looking for based on trend. Find out what professional model scout Laura Watts from Leni's Model Management looks for when scouting new faces.

HOW TO BECOME A MAKEUP ARTIST

How to become a makeup artist? Well, there's no straight forward answer but real advice from a working makeup artist is a good place to start. What are the challenges and the realities of becoming a makeup artist? To find out we spoke to makeup artist Hannah Sorcha to find out.  To help become a makeup artist, check out our live jobs board for makeup artist jobs or more info on makeup artist jobs.

HOW TO USE BUSINESS CARDS IN A DIGITAL AGE

Business cards. Do we really need them? I mean we've got email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Slack, WhatsApp and all on our phones... OR maybe that's the problem. When you meet a potential client their phone number or Twitter handle gets lost with the hundreds of others. A standout business card however...hmmmm. Could the old ways still have value? We ask our friends at instantprint to find out.  For more advice, discounts and support, join the club today. 

5 OF THE BEST TED TALKS FOR FREELANCERS

The TED Talks attract presenters come from various walks of life and fields of expertise to inspire, motivate and inform.   If you’re a freelancer, we’ve selected a range of topics from the TED talks archive to help you set up and succeed in the world of self-employment.

FREELANCER MUMS

Freelancer mums are amazing. They run a business and raise a child. it's no easy task but with expert organisation and a lot of hard work, you can make it work for you to get the best of both worlds. The Freelancer Club spoke to two wonderfully talented freelancer mums to ask them how they manage.

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