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THIS FREELANCE LIFE - EP1 MR.WHISPER

Series 1, Episode 1 of This Freelance Life features the enigmatic street photographer, influencer and content creator Mr.Whisper. How he got started, what drives him and a look behind the curtain of an inspirational freelancer.

THE IMPACT OF HUSTLE CULTURE

Is there such a thing as a work-work balance? Like the thrill of a giant roller coaster, chasing down clients, securing new projects and reaching new career heights is an exciting ride, but after a while, that queasy feeling catches up with you and the rush wears off. Since becoming a freelance writer, I’ve never experienced that pre-work Sunday night anxiety, I tend to feel it from Monday through to Friday! The stress of my workload whilst on the lookout for new opportunities weighs heavy on my mind. While I always allocate time to job searching, hustling to find new clients has a tendancy to get in the way of the work that I already have going on. 

FREELANCING IS MY REAL JOB - WHAT NOT TO SAY TO A FREELANCER

Most of my friends think I wake up at noon, tinker on the laptop for an hour before sauntering down to my local cafe for a Skinny Cappuccino. They are of the mind that the most stressful part of my day is when a splash of Almond milk finds its way onto my copy of Stylist magazine. When I tell them I clocked in over 80 hours this week and haven’t had a weekend since last year, I am met with a raised eyebrow.

WORK AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Work at London Fashion Week is often seen as the pinnacle of a freelance fashionista's career so it's no wonder that thousands of creative freelancers aim to find work at LFW every season. The benefits of working at Lon Fashion Week include the experience gained, the prestige of work at an elite fashion show, the credit and the pay but landing those coveted London Fashion Week jobs is no easy feat. Here are our top 5 ways of vastly improving your chances of finding work at London Fashion Week.

60 SECONDS WITH.....MUA NASHEILA

“I’ve not really seen many hair and makeup adverts on a car. Everyone’s on social media, in magazines or have business cards. Driving around or having your car parked is a great way to get people to notice your business.”

HOW DO FREELANCE PARENTS DO IT?

Once you’ve wrapped your head around the financial support that expecting parents are entitled to, the reality of being a new parent while balancing a freelance career can start to sink in. Freelancers will know how hard it can be juggling a variety of clients and projects, so the thought of doing all of that with a baby in tow can be daunting, to say the least. But don’t fear. Having children while freelancing is manageable, and with a little organisation, it can even be a more balanced option than working full-time while being a new parent.

6 TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS FOR FREELANCERS IN 2019

Freelancing can be a liberating form of work which frees you from the restraint of the 9 to 5 daily grind; it's an easier way to pursue your passion allowing you to work at your own pace. However, freelancing is an unharnessed field with great potential for growth and development in the coming year.

GOT A FREELANCE BUSINESS THAT NO ONE HAS HEARD OF?

You’ve set up your new freelance business (which is no easy feat), but no one knows about it. The first few phases of setting up a business are challenging, however, marketing and promotion is arguably the most frustrating leg. A good marketing campaign can kick start your freelance career, help you generate clients or springboard you into a new sector of work. So, once you’ve figured out your target market, here are some essential marketing tips for your freelance business. 

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