Vicki Wallis, The Fashion Business Coach and founder of Freelancing Simplified, shares her strategy & toolkit on the most essential soft skills for freelancers to secure satisfied and returning customers.
Late payments or none at all? It’s the bane of every freelancer’s life. Time spent chasing invoices whilst keeping clients happy, struggling to pay bills due to cashflow issues and feeling a growing sense of resentment having worked so hard on a project. All is not lost. There are people out there supporting freelancers and fighting back. Liz Barclay, the Small Business Commissioner and a well-known broadcaster, is one of them.
Whether you’re a photographer, model, make-up artist, hair stylist, creative director, or videographer, you ought to have your work visually displayed in the best possible light. The humble portfolio is often the most important aspect of a job application and goes a long way to determine whether or not you get the job. It's also notoriously difficult to critique your own work and separate your personal connection to the work from an industry-standard visual representation of your ability. Portfolio review expert and editorial fashion photographer, Dino Busch, offers essential tips on preparing your portfolio and reviews real portfolios live with the freelancers present to offer their thoughts.
Freelance photographer, Alexander Blair, was assaulted and robbed on London Underground? His kit and livelihood was taken and he is still battling with his insurance company. We hear from Alexander and, Partner at the legal firm Briffa, Eamon Chawke, about his ordeal and what rights freelancers can lean on during challenging times.
The pandemic forced many freelancers to adapt their core offering, offer online services and find ways to earn a living. The legacy of which is the rise of the multi-hyphen freelancer. We sit down with portrait photographer and specialist, Ivan Weiss, and model, dancer and creative director, Ella Judge, to discuss their pandemic learnings and the merits of a specialist versus a generalist freelance career.
Struggling to maximise the potential of Instagram to gain new clients and followers? Reels could be the answer! Join Emma Goode, Managing Director of 24 Fingers and an online marketing expert, to discuss: - How to create Reels - What makes a great Reel - How to add music & effects - How to build engagement & boost sales through Reels Emma is also an ambassador and accredited Lead Trainer for the #SheMeansBusiness campaign, run in collaboration with Facebook & Enterprise Nation. She has helped dozens of small businesses grow their brand through digital marketing.
This International Women’s Day, the Freelancer Club is in conversation with Ladies, Wine & Design (Vienna, Bristol and New York) to discuss the role of female and non-binary talent in the creative fields.
Tom May, an award-winning journalist and editor, shares his top ideas for being creative from his book ‘Great TED Talks: Creativity’. Tom explains what creativity is, how to become more creative, and how to harness your creativity to improve your freelance practice.