5 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL FREELANCING

A shocking 80% of freelancers fail in the first 18 months of business because of a lack of business know-how, research reveals. It’s a tough statistic to swallow, but don’t let it put you off. Here are five freelance success tips to bring out the entrepreneur in you. 

5 ESSENTIAL TRAITS EVERY FREELANCER MUST HAVE

Over the course of a year, the Freelancer Club will appear in print, exhibitions, industry talks, panels, radio interviews, university lectures and everything else in between. The topics range from The Truth Behind Freelancing to Making Money with Twitter. Time and time again, the number one question we're asked across the board is:

WORK FROM HOME JOBS: MUMS BACK TO WORK

Work from home jobs in the UK are becoming a genuine option for new mums looking to get back to work. New mums tend to have new goals and new priorities once the baby arrives which make the next career step a very important one. Genuine work from home jobs mean flexibility which, as all mums will attest to, is vital with little ones running amuck.

FREELANCE LESSONS TAKEN FROM COURSES

Most people associate learning with textbooks and gaining knowledge. However there are a lot of lessons that you can take from a training course to the world of freelancing. Being your own boss sounds like the ultimate dream for some people but the truth is, you will need to apply a wealth of other practices and mindsets in order to really thrive within the freelance world.

FREELANCE LIKE A PRO

New freelancers generally have one core focus - survival. Staying in the game long enough to figure out how it all works until you can grow your business is a common journey for many newbies. Over the years, we've helped enough freelancers to know there are a few key approaches, techniques and traits to success. Check out our top 5 ways to freelance like a pro for the inside scoop.

MAKE CONTACTS THAT MATTER

Networking events are a great place to make new contacts but getting stuck chatting to the wrong person or not chatting to anyone at all can be a wasted opportunity. We’ve been producing and attending networking events for over 8 years so we’ve learned a trick or two. Check out our tips on what works and what doesn’t.

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