The Freelancer Club Blog

ESSENTIAL TEST SHOOT GUIDE

We speak to 100s of employers, brands and companies who use The Freelancer Club to hire freelance talent. The number one thing they look for? The Portfolio. Test Shoots, TFP, TF, collaborations, whatever you prefer to call them, shooting with a team is vital. You'll add to your portfolio, improve your skills and meet some creative folks.  Whether you are new to test shooting or you have got a few years experience, we've put together an essential guide to make the most out of your test shoots. Enjoy!

HOW TO VISUALISE IDEAS

Mind mapping has gained increasing popularity recently, and with good reason. Its graphic nature makes it a perfect tool for us creatives, allowing us to visualise our thoughts, ideas, projects, and to-dos, way beyond note taking. And what’s more, you can collaborate and share these visuals with others.

HOW TO STAY PRODUCTIVE AS A FREELANCER

Todoist is an app designed for freelancers who find it hard to focus when not out on a job. They've teamed up with us to help Freelancer Club Members stay focused and get through their to-do list every day. We've been playing with it for a couple of weeks and, my word, it feels good when you tick a task off the list. Here are their top tips when it comes to increasing productivity.

HOW TO BLAG IT AS A FREELANCER

Starting out as a freelancer is often the result of following a passion. Rarely does a fledgeling freelancer express a desire to sort out their accounts, file their taxes or plan marketing strategies. Business tends to come into focus at a later stage. However, understanding the basics and knowing a bit of business jargon can help a freelancer no end. Here's our rough guide on blagging it as a freelancer.

MASTERING YOUR ART IN YOUR PJs

When you think about the process of learning, this usually includes a classroom and a teacher stood at the front with a whiteboard. However with the power to shop, read and communicate digitally, there’s no surprise that online learning has become an option many people are turning to.

MUA: MAKEUP TERMS TO SOUND LIKE A PRO

MUA is a makeup artist. Easy. Did you know a Cupid's Bow is the dip in the middle of your upper lip? What about LOTD or cut crease? There's a whole other language used in the beauty industry and it pays to be fluent in it Here's our top MUA: makeup terms to sound like a pro.

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