Being a freelancer is not always a breeze. Yes, you can work from bed in your pyjamas, but those long hours can get lonely, and where do you turn to when you want to receive adequate support, training and guidance that in-house creatives regularly benefit from?
You and your team have spent hours on the hair, crafted the makeup, picked out the ideal wardrobe, but what about the nails? They can easily be the last thing you think about when it comes to preparing for a test shoot. After all, the focus is usually on the models face, body language and wardrobe but nails that look amazing and compliment the concept of the test shoot are essential.
Graphic design is used by all types of businesses in some capacity to promote their products or services in an eye-catching way. Graphic Designers develop a brand identity and produce visually aesthetic 'assets'. Graphic design supports a businesses' marketing efforts and aids in attracting and retaining customers. Graphic Design skills are required in industries such as manufacturing, advertising, media, editorial, public relations and wholesale. How to get started as a freelance graphic designer is the real challenge. We're going to tell you how.
With every new year comes new promise (and a new gym membership). A number of people use January 1st as an arbitrary date to reset their lives and plan their New Year's resolutions. Freelancers are no different. In order to drive your business 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 and it pays to set them early!
No morning commute, working in PJs, and a home-cooked meal for lunch. Working from home is a big draw for freelancers. It undoubtedly has its benefits. Get up when you want, wear your slipper socks all day and never miss a delivery again! But what about the perks of an office environment? The water-cooler gossip, interaction with the outside world, working in a team and a structured working life. How do freelancers prevent the isolation of working from home becoming a problem and severely affecting health and mental wellbeing?
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.
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 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.