The Freelancer Club Blog

WILL BREXIT BE GOOD FOR FREELANCERS?

Considering the number of column inches dedicated to Brexit, we are still no clearer to understanding the true impact of the most divisive decision the UK has made in decades. Freelancers have been largely overlooked in conversations about how British businesses and workers will be affected post-Brexit. Taking into account the number of freelancers who have clients in the EU, regularly provide professional services throughout Europe and contribute billions to the UK economy, it’s no wonder the self-employed community are a little on edge. 

6 TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS FOR FREELANCERS IN 2019

Freelancing can be a liberating form of work which frees you from the restraint of the 9 to 5 daily grind; it's an easier way to pursue your passion allowing you to work at your own pace. However, freelancing is an unharnessed field with great potential for growth and development in the coming year.

THE IMPACT OF GDPR ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

On the 25th of May 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will introduce a data protection law framework across the EU that aims to put citizens back in control of their personal data. This doesn’t sound like it will have much of an impact on freelancers, and content creators, until we dissect the question, ‘what is personal data?’. Let’s break it down.

NEW RULES FOR YOUTUBE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Many freelance content creators have been using and earning from the YouTube Partnership Program, however, YouTube is firming up the rules and it could spell the end for many money-making channels. Effective immediately, a channel/creator must meet a new (higher) view and subscriber count in order to be able to earn advertising revenue from their videos.

THE FREELANCER CLUB @ PARLIAMENT

This week, the founder of The Freelancer Club, Matt Dowling, was invited to join a panel of industry leaders to discuss the merits of new legislation with Catherine McKinnell MP in Parliament. The roundtable raised many interesting questions surrounding the issue of unpaid freelance work and the rights of freelancers. 

THE FREELANCER CLUB FOR PROS

We set up The Freelancer Club with the sole objective to support freelancers. We looked at all the areas that we would have liked help with when we were freelancing and we made a list. We were also very conscious that freelancers don't have huge budgets so we decided to offer a number of services for free and keep the costs down for those who wanted more with pro membership. To see whether pro membership is right for you. here's a quick run down of the benefits. 

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