The Freelancer Club Blog

HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER: WHY PRO SHOTS MATTER

Companies big and small, startups and freelancers are starting to see the benefits of an approachable brand identity. Clients are interested in your story and the people behind the business. Having a photographer produce professional headshots, portraits or brand images of you and your team can add a huge amount of value and another level of professionalism to your brand. Here's why it matters.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GOOD TRAINING COURSE

When you make the decision to take a training course, you’ll come to realise there are hundreds, if not thousands of options to choose from in any one subject area. Although it may be necessary for your educational goals or the chance to progress at work, it can feel overwhelming when you’re unsure of how to whittle down your choice.

RESOLUTIONS ALL FREELANCERS SHOULD BE KEEPING

We’re well into January and with gym memberships active and super healthy pantries stocked, a number of people will be trying to desperately stick to their new year resolutions. Freelancers are no different. In order to drive your profile and brand forward, making the right resolutions is essential. Whether you’re just starting out or have a few years under your belt, here are seven New Year resolutions every freelancer should be keeping.

HOW TO OVERCOME FREELANCE CHALLENGES

There are two key factors one must take into account when choosing the freelance life. The first is the whether you have the required skills to perform your services at a high enough standard to justify charging for your time whilst possessing the ability to successful run a business. Common traits found in such successful freelancers include adaptability, creativity and a thick skin. 

FREELANCE MODELLING - THE FACTS

Think of modelling and it conjures up thoughts of exotic locations, lucrative contracts and a glamorous lifestyle. Times have changed however and the modelling industry is unrecognisable from the stereotype of even 10 years ago. In times past, models had to be represented by an agency and were a very rare breed. Now in a highly competitive market with fewer jobs, models are taking their careers into their own hands and starting to create their own freelance pathways. 

MOBILE HAIR STYLISTS & THEIR CLIENTS

Freelancing as a mobile hairdresser is a great way to earn extra money, expand your services and get out of the salon!  The benefits of mobile hair styling are huge from managing your own working week to meeting new people on a daily basis. Mobile hair styling also gives you the flexibility to work in others areas whether that's a part time job or in other sectors of the hair industry like fashion or session work. The other big advantage is that many clients require your service on the weekends or in the evenings. Here's our essential guide on becoming a professional mobile hair stylist.

LOOK GOOD, SELL GOOD

Our latest Masterclass will teach you how to land jobs, build contacts and develop business relationships by focusing on you! What you wear, body language, how you approach a client and the way you act will often determine if you get the job or get asked back to do it again. No matter which fashion tribe you belong to, the way you contact yourself will reflect on your brand. It’s easy to drag up the old expression, ‘Dress for Success’ but how does that translate in today’s diverse and independent freelance market? To celebrate London Fashion Week, we're going to show you how.

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