Remember that olde saying from back in the day…. “Don’t take no for an answer.” It was drilled into us from our mentors, favourite business gurus, and idols alike — those that achieved their dreams by never giving up. We fantasised about the day we would take our sellable skills out into the world and then immediately get rejected with that word — “no” — and then we’d embark on our own fiercely passionate, dedicated journey of discovering that life-changing “yes,” for-as-long-as-it-takes. It’s almost as if this was a time where actually talking to another human who would recognise our existence and give us the courtesy of a reply, was the basic norm. Gosh. They really were simpler times, weren’t they?
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: RACING HOT RODS WITH MAISIE-LEE WALKER
Event photography is often a popular choice for freelance photographers but so many end up pigeonholed into the traditional routine of weddings, concerts and sporting events. However, just beyond the horizon of standard event photography work lay the extraordinary outliers. Enter a small Welsh town named Pendine. The home of a lovely little ice cream shop, a developmental army base and the annual Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races from the Vintage Hot Rod Association.
HOW DATING APPS CAN HELP LAND FREELANCE JOBS
I jumped on the Tinder bandwagon a while back. Albeit a bit reluctantly, I should add.
HAS LOCKDOWN INSPIRED YOU TO START A FREELANCE CAREER? CONSIDER THESE 3 FREELANCING MYTHS FIRST
Has lockdown made you realise how little time you got to spend with your family in a full time job? Or how much you don’t miss your daily commute?
HOW TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY ONLINE WITH A FREELANCE SIDE HUSTLE
Have you been furloughed and your employment prospects aren’t looking great? Have your hours or salary been recently reduced? If you're looking for a way to make extra money online, consider starting an freelance side hustle.
HOW TO NAIL A JOB INTERVIEW ON ZOOM - 10 TIPS AND TRICKS
Job interviews on Zoom can feel weird, awkward and disjointed. We’re all used to sussing the client’s vibes in person and adjusting our behaviour accordingly. That said, Zoom interviews are the future of freelance employment (whether we like it or not!). This means that adaptation is key. With these simple 10 tips, you should be on your way to nailing your next freelance job interview on Zoom!
THE PROCESS OF HIRING FREELANCERS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A STARTUP BRAND
To help get businesses off the ground, many start-ups hire freelancers with specific skill sets (app developers, web designers, content writers etc.) for a short period of time. We really wanted to understand the process of hiring freelancers from the perspective of a startup. What challenges do they face? What could freelancers do better? How can startups and freelancers work together more harmoniously to support each other? To find out, we spoke to three startups, Petal, 1001 Stories and Big 7 Travel, who told us about their experiences of employing freelancers.
50 REMOTE JOBS FREELANCERS CAN PROVIDE DURING LOCKDOWN
The coronavirus outbreak of 2020 has stopped the world in its tracks. The streets are empty and there is no evidence of the once common hustle and bustle of the 9-5 workday. Despite this, most businesses (both large and small) continue to operate, albeit from the comfort of their own homes. It is an anxious time, and the depleting workforce of many businesses reflects this. Staff may be suffering with poor health, both mental and physical. What are your choices? Accept a dip in productivity? Throw in the towel? Or find solutions to keep the show on the road. You’re an entrepreneur, a problem solver - of course you’re going to find ways to make it work.