BOOKKEEPING FOR FREELANCERS

Most of the freelancers we know would rather gnaw off their left arm than do their bookkeeping - and with good reason. It’s confusing, it’s boring, and it’s not what you signed up for. You became self-employed to spend time doing what you love - not wrestling with spreadsheets. But, like it or not, accounting is important as a way to understand your business finances and a legal requirement! Thankfully there’s a simple way to not hate bookkeeping. Let's address the accounting spiral of doom.

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. 

SETTING PHOTOGRAPHY RATES

Setting photography rates can be a confusing. It’s something that stops most photographers in their tracks. Especially for freelance rates, photography has a number of nuances that should be considered. Whilst using conventional freelance rates calculators may provide a ballpark figure, it can often be way off the mark for your sector, location and experience. Here is our guide to help you find your true worth as a freelance photographer and hit that pricing sweet spot. 

HOW TO DEAL WITH LATE PAYMENTS

It’s rare to meet a freelancer who hasn’t had to chase a late payment or had issues with a client who refused to pay. It impacts cash flow, is detrimental to the freelancer’s well-being, and is highly time-consuming. Freelancers don’t want to jeopardise the client relationship with threatening emails or, worse, spend time in the Small Claims Court. So what's the answer? When Solna, a smart invoicing App, got in touch, we jumped at the chance to ask their advice.

WHICH FREELANCERS ARE LANDING ALL THE JOBS?

It takes a range of character traits to become an established freelancer. Resilience, creativity, and adaptability are useful. Strong communication skills and an eye for an opportunity don’t hurt either. Patience, however, is in short supply and many new freelancers are failing to land jobs because of it.

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.

A NEW APP FOR FREELANCE CREATIVES

Here at the Freelancer Club, we understand that freelancers are constantly on the move. Whether traveling across town for a meeting, shooting on location, or attending an event, freelancers rarely have a minute for their business. In reality, freelancers miss a lot of opportunities when on a job or out of the 'office'. That's all about to change.

THE HUSTLERS OF LFW

Every September, the fashion industry feasts it’s eyes on months of hard graft from a diverse range of designers at London Fashion Week. But Fashion Week is so much more than well-trodden runways and cerulean sweaters. Behind every catwalk show, branded tote bag and fashion afterparty live the hustlers, the networkers, and opportunity-spotters. 

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