Series 1, Episode 1 of This Freelance Life features the enigmatic street photographer, influencer and content creator Mr.Whisper. How he got started, what drives him and a look behind the curtain of an inspirational freelancer.
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!
We hit the streets to ask the general public about their experience using freelancers.
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.
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? 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.
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.
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.