The Freelancer Club Blog

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.

5 ESSENTIAL SKILLS A FREELANCER SHOULD HAVE

Being a freelancer isn’t as easy as being self-employed. In fact, it’s quite the juggling act. Sure you’ve got incredible experience within your field, but are you prepared to manage your own finances, liaise with multiple clients or manage a potentially damaging attack on social media? These are facets that freelancers can take for granted. The good news is there are a number of courses that can teach you more about what goes into these skills. Here at Training and Courses, we have narrowed down what we think are five essential skills all freelancers should have as they venture into this self sufficient world.

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Virtual networking has become one of the most relevant online trends over the last few years. Not only do social media sites provide a great way to connect with friends and families, sharing funny cat videos and your latest lunch conquest, but they can also offer amazing opportunities for professional online networking.

WARNING: FREELANCER FEELING LOST!

Nobody likes to admit it but we could all do with a little help from time to time. Freelancing is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career paths you can take but to stabilise and succeed means listening to the right people. So if you want to build your dream freelance business, here's a few tips to get you on the right track. Should you still wish to speak to a Mentor to discuss your specific situation, take a look at the experts on hand.

LEARN FROM CHARLIE GREEN

Let's be honest, when we first aspire to be a creative freelancer, we don't list 'take a business course' as our top priority. We become photographers, makeup artists, fashion stylists, videographers, hair stylists, models or designers because that is what we love to do and it's only when reality hits that we realise we also have to be business savvy to make it work. We're often asked: 'what's the one thing we suggest freelancers do when starting out' and we always give the same answer - GET A MENTOR.

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