For the self-employed, your career can often depend on the community you surround yourself with. Whether it’s the family member who encouraged you to start a business, the first client you gave to your friend or the colleague who recommended you for a career-altering project; freelancing is all about giving and gaining from who you know.
One of the key parts of a freelancer’s tool kit is their soft-skills as they can help you to navigate the freelance world safely, collaborate with others and hold onto clients for a long time. Since these social skills have a tendency to degrade over time, the recent pandemic lockdowns have left a lot of us trying to remember how to interact with others again. While you don't need to be a master conversationalist or an organisational guru, there are certain soft-skills that every freelancer should have in their repertoire.
Find out if you are able to claim for financial support from a Government scheme? Together with LeadGen, we've developed a tool that will help you work out whether you can claim financial support as a sole trader, limited company or business via SEISS, Universal Credit and a whole lot more.
We love a good podcast at Freelancer Club. They are the perfect way to learn something new, get inspired or just zone-out when when you're on the move or have an hour to kill. For freelancers who need to know a little about a lot, podcasts can help you develop key skills in no time. To compile our list, we asked the team (all freelancers) what's on their playlist and came up with a few podcasts that have added value to our freelancing lives.
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.
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?
Photo shoot locations in the UK 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 not to mention timing, lighting, access permission and travel. To help you scout unique photo shoot locations in the UK, we have compiled a great list of striking and beautiful photoshoot locations all across the UK for your to research. These outdoor locations in the UK are free to use, just make sure you're respectful of others.
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.