Many of us have a knack for a particular skill that brings us a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment outside of the office. In most cases we take the time to practice and perfect these skills and can spend our weekend happily plugging away at something other than a computer screen.
Freelancers who struggle with their business often suffer from a lack of perspective. This commonly manifests itself in a blame game aimed at anyone but themselves. Neglecting to look inward or addressing flaws within the business can be highly detrimental. If you are finding it difficult to land new clients or realising that your business just isn't working the way you'd like it to, a good place to start is in the mirror. Stage 1: Acceptance. Here are a few easy techniques and mantras to help you on the road to self-success.
Freelancing is so much more than just doing what you love. It involves running a business from top to bottom and a major aspect of a successful freelance business is finding new clients. Here's our 5 essential ways to find new clients.
A question we get asked more than any other is one that doesn't have a straight answer. However, there are common reasons why freelancers are unable to find paid work and we'd like to share those patterns with you. How many can you relate to?
Freelancing as a mobile hairdresser is a great way to earn extra money, expand your services and get out of the salon! The benefits of mobile hair styling are huge from managing your own working week to meeting new people on a daily basis. Mobile hair styling also gives you the flexibility to work in others areas whether that's a part time job or in other sectors of the hair industry like fashion or session work. The other big advantage is that many clients require your service on the weekends or in the evenings. Here's our essential guide on becoming a professional mobile hair stylist.
So you’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and become a freelancer. Fantastic! There is so much to be gained when working for yourself – creative freedom, flexible working hours and an abundance of opportunities to engage with people that a 9 to 5 desk job just can’t offer. There are so many industries where freelancers can thrive in. Even better is the knowledge that these jobs can be done from anywhere in the world. Of course, experience is vital and a working knowledge of your chosen freelance path will make you a trusted entity resulting in more jobs and clients.
There was a time when being a freelance professional was an ideal way of earning a comfortable living without being restricted to one employer. Effectively you sold your specialist services to a market that paid a fair rate. In more recent times, the make-up artist, hair stylist or even skilled photographer has seen a dramatic step change in the economic culture that’s made it much more challenging to build a successful freelance career.
This is the year of the freelancer, with around 4.2 million people in the UK now classing themselves as self-employed. As such, competition is steep and it has never been more important to stand out from the crowd and find work in the industry. There are countless articles telling you how to do this: