The Freelancer Club Blog

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - COMMUNICATION

CLEAR COMMUNICATION FROM THE START TO THE END OF THE PROJECT When freelancing on a specific role, communication is key to ensuring you meet project expectations and will further improve your chances of any future work with the employer. Firstly and probably most importantly, always make sure you are responsive to any potential employer inquiries. If you happen to miss an employer’s phone call, be sure to call them back within 15 minutes and do not wait until the next day to return their call.

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - PRICE

If you’re just starting out in freelancing it can be tough to know exactly how much to charge and what your hourly or day rate should be. What makes it more difficult is that you want to get it right the first time to avoid any issues such as over or under or overcharging in the future. 

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - PORTFOLIO

#1 A RELEVANT PORTFOLIO WITH A CLEAR STYLE  A Freelancer’s portfolio is an essential tool and, very much like a CV, it should represent your work in the best possible light. A strong portfolio will showcase your talent and display your skill in an obvious way. However, there's more to a portfolio than just a bunch of images. Here is what employer look for in a freelancer's portfolio.

HOW TO SET YOUR RATE

“Freelancers working in the creative industries lose an estimated £5,394 each year through working for free.” Despite a growing number of people choosing to work independently (there are around 1.9 million freelancers in the UK), unfair pay is still a major issue. Fair trade image licensing company, Picfair, have called upon some experienced freelancers from various sectors of the creative industries to share their best advice for setting a fair price.

6 STEPS TO THE PERFECT FASHION PORTFOLIO

How to create a fashion portfolio, you ask? Images from paid shoots, personal projects and test shooting. There a many ways to produce work but putting together a fashion portfolio that resonates with your target market is no easy task. It requires a fine balance to attract the top clients and entice collaborators you want to shoot with. To help solve this timeless conundrum, The Freelancer Club dipped into our little black book and asked one of London's biggest modelling agencies, M + P Models, how to create a fashion portfolio that gets you noticed.

PART TIME TO FULL TIME FREELANCING

Making the move from part-time to full-time freelancing is a delicate process. Are you working full time and freelancing on the side? Sick of having to turn down opportunities because you can't get the time off work or maybe you just hate your full-time job and are champing at the bit to do what you love to do full-time. The New Year is often when 9 to 5ers choose to make the leap into full-time freelancing, however, the transition comes with challenges and if executed incorrectly, can jeopardise your steady income as well as your freelance ambitions. We've been helping freelancers with this delicate move for years and have developed a strategy that eases the transition while reducing the risk of failure. Check out our top tips on making the leap from part-time to full-time freelancer.

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