The Freelancer Club Blog

FIVE OF THE UK'S TOP CO-WORKING SPACES

Top co-working spaces in the UK aren't hard to find in such a competitive market. However, it's tough to know which to choose. The number of freelancers in the UK has hit eye-watering figures, yet freelancing as a career path can be a lonely business. For this reason, the UK’s co-working industry has gone from strength to strength with 60% of co-working spaces planning expansion over the next year, according to a recent study by Deskmag. With so much choice, what's a freelancer to do? 

11 ESSENTIAL APPS FOR FREELANCERS IN 2019

The best apps for freelancers in 2019 - here we go! In 2018, Instagram became somewhat of a staple App in a freelancer’s life - particularly if you’re in the fashion, beauty or lifestyle business. Although it can be used to showcase work and connect with others (if you know how to use it properly), it can suck you in and waste a lot of time. We've picked 11 apps that are designed for freelancers and will help you to network, find work, organise your travel and stay on top of your finances wherever you are. 

14 UNIQUE SHOOT LOCATIONS IN THE UK

Shoot locations that propel your photography project forward and flawlessly deliver your vision are difficult to find. It can take days and weeks to discover the perfect location to shoot in as well as trying to organise timing, lighting, access permission and travel. To help tackle this, we have compiled a great list of striking and beautiful potential photoshoot locations all across the UK. 

MUA: MAKEUP TERMS TO SOUND LIKE A PRO

What is an MUA? That's an easy one, it' is a MakeUp Artist (MUA). 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.

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.

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