The Freelancer Club Blog

7 WAYS WORK AT HOME FREELANCERS CAN COMBAT LONELINESS

With the internet revolution and the rapid rise in self-employment since the start of the recession, more and more people are now operating their business from the comfort of their own home. This undoubtedly has its benefits. Get up when you want, sit in your pyjamas all day and never miss a parcel delivery ever again! Sounds perfect right? But what about the loneliness? The limited interaction with the outside world and the deafening silence day in day out? How do you prevent this from becoming a problem and severely affecting your health and mental wellbeing?

WHAT IS A TEST SHOOT

What is a test shoot? We get asked this question all the time and, worryingly, we hear the wrong the wrong answer more often than not. Knowing what a test shoot is, how they work, why they are important to your brand, portfolio and career, and the best practices around test shooting will set you up for successful freelance life.

5 TEST SHOOTING TOP TIPS

First, the easy way. Click POST A JOB on The Freelancer Club site and source talent in your area. DONE. However, if you'd like to get the project moving with a little more focus, here's our top 5 tips on arranging the perfect test shoot.

HOW TO USE THE CLUB TO BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO

How do you land jobs as a freelancer? Well, the first thing an employer will see is your portfolio. It's like your CV. The quality of your work, experience and relevance will go a long way to landing the job. How to you build a portfolio? Join the Freelancer Club, connect with other freelancers and shoot together. We speak with a couple of members who did just that to learn how to build the perfect portfolio.

A FREELANCER'S CHRISTMAS

Christmas is just around the corner and it's a strange time for freelancers. December can be a demotivating period of year particularly as the days grow shorter, most businesses are winding down and you've got one eye on a large brandy by the fire. But wait! Before you fall into a festive stupor, December can be a great time for freelancers and we've got a check list for you to tick off to beat those Christmas blues.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FREELANCE?

Freelance meaning what exactly? Defined as 'self-employed - hired to work for different companies or individuals on projects', being a freelancer means a whole lot more. It starts with a moment of inspiration, followed by a plan of action, and takes a lot of hard work. The Freelancer Club was set up precisely to help freelancers in the creative sector, provide the steps, tools, contacts and learning to achieve your freelance dream.

THE JOURNEY OF PHOTOGRAPHER MIGUEL VILLARS

We are extremely fortunate to have so many talented, passionate, and creative freelancers in our club. We see a lot of incredible work on the site but don't often hear about the journeys. When we were contacted by Jazzmine, who wanted to surprise her friend and Freelancer Club member, Miguel Villar, with a unique birthday gift, we loved the idea. Enjoy the story of photographer Miguel Villars in Jazzmine's words. Happy birthday.

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