RESOLUTIONS ALL FREELANCERS SHOULD BE KEEPING

With every new year comes new promise (and a new gym membership). A number of people use January 1st as an arbitrary date to reset their lives and plan their New Year's resolutions. Freelancers are no different. In order to drive your business forward, making the right resolutions is essential. Whether you’re just starting out or have a few years under your belt, here are seven New Year resolutions every freelancer should be keeping and it pays to set them early! 

JOBS IN PHOTOGRAPHY: HOW TO LAND PAID WORK ONLINE

Sourcing jobs in photography is generally an ongoing pursuit for a working freelance photographer. Even established photographers set aside time each month to look for more paid photography jobs to add to their roster. Knowing where to look and how to secure jobs in photography is the tricky part so we'd like to share our guide to paid photography jobs to point you in the right direction.

THE FREELANCER CLUB @ PARLIAMENT

This week, the founder of The Freelancer Club, Matt Dowling, was invited to join a panel of industry leaders to discuss the merits of new legislation with Catherine McKinnell MP in Parliament. The roundtable raised many interesting questions surrounding the issue of unpaid freelance work and the rights of freelancers. 

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP ARTIST: 4 TOP TIPS

Halloween is just around the corner and it's a very busy time particularly for a Halloween makeup artist. The challenge is how to maximise this seasonal opportunity when you only have one or two days to do everything. Here are our top 4 tips for the hard working Halloween makeup.

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.

INSPIRATIONAL FREELANCER - JANE BELLIS, MUA/HAIR STYLST

Jane Bellis, a freelancing mum, could also go by the name SuperWoman. Not only does Jane run a successful freelance business in hair and makeup, organise a festival for alternative creatives and lead a makeup team at New York Fashion Week but she has brought up 4 gorgeous kids. Jane talks about striking a work-life balance, the anxiety that comes with running a freelance business and her journey from model to mum to master at work.

INSPIRATIONAL FREELANCER - JEREMY COWART, ARTIST

Jeremy Cowart is a man of many talents. Artist, photographer, humanitarian, and hotelier. Incredible to think he first picked up a camera in his late twenties. Jeremy talks about his journey from an agency to freelancing, the challenge in balancing artistic merit with commercial work and his next project, The Purpose Hotel. 

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