The Freelancer Club Blog

JOBS IN PHOTOGRAPHY: HOW TO LAND PAID WORK ONLINE

Sourcing jobs in photography is generally an ongoing pursuit for a working freelance photographer. Even established photographers set aside time each month to look for more paid photography jobs to add to their roster. Knowing where to look and how to secure jobs in photography is the tricky part so we'd like to share our guide to paid photography jobs to point you in the right direction.

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP ARTIST: 4 TOP TIPS

Halloween is just around the corner and it's a very busy time particularly for a Halloween makeup artist. The challenge is how to maximise this seasonal opportunity when you only have one or two days to do everything. Here are our top 4 tips for the hard working Halloween makeup.

WORK AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Work at London Fashion Week is often seen as the pinnacle of a freelance fashionista's career so it's no wonder that thousands of creative freelancers aim to work at it every season. The benefits of working at LFW are the experience, the prestige, the credit and the pay but landing those coveted London Fashion Week jobs is no easy feat. Here are our top 5 ways of vastly improving your chances of finding work at London Fashion Week.

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.

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