The BIG question of 'How to find work as a Freelancer' is a make or break one for most freelance businesses and an area that many have difficultly with. Most creative freelancers struggle with this aspect of their business as they simply have no experience in sales or marketing and find the art of finding paid work a problem. In a previous article we conducted a study of where freelancers are finding work and now we're looking into how they are landing these freelance jobs.
Freelancers who write, shoot, design, style, dance, paint faces and just about anything else can benefit from working with magazines. However, not every magazine operates in the same way. From independent passion products to international publications, the manner in which they engage with freelancers can vary dramatically. We spoke to a wide range of magazines across the travel, fashion, employment, and music industries to discuss their business model, their way of working with freelancers and what the future holds for the magazine industry.
The main reason most freelance businesses fail is that they simply run out of money. Overheads are generally low but generating a steady flow of income can be a challenge. Creative freelancers in particular often struggle with this side of the business as it's not in their nature to go out and hustle for sales. To help see where sales are coming from we dug into the data, went through our stats and asked a bunch of established freelancers where they get jobs from. Here's what came back.
How to get published in Vogue? Fashion magazine submissions can be tricky. Whether you're looking to get your work published in Vogue Italia, Another Magazine, or L'Officiel magazine, we'll explain how to submit your work to top fashion magazines, with the help of photographer and Founder of Afi Magazine, Conrad Lee. You can also download a free list of magazines accepting submissions below.
How much does it actually cost to set up a freelance business? Whether you've just finished a course or you are working full time, looking to make the transition, or running a side hustle, going freelance requires some startup cash. Here's the breakdown whether you've got money to burn or you're on a budget.
Are you still working to live? As an increase of millennials choose freelance careers over full time roles, we explore the changing mindset and perceptions of a generation.
Jack of all trades, master of one! In today's freelance market, most sectors seem to be extremely populated. When figuring out your brand and deciding what you are going to offer, it can feel a bit like being a drop in an ocean. It's hard to come up with an innovative idea or unique service that people will actually use and benefit from. While this is true and untapped ideas are harder to find I believe that targeting a niche in the market will help you in your pursuit of freelance happiness.
Many people choose to go freelance because of the freedom and independence that comes with the role. However, anyone who has freelanced will understand the dreaded fear that comes with the territory when starting out. The fear of taking a holiday in case you miss an opportunity, the fear of where the next cheque is coming from to pay the rent, the fear of never working again… Well, fear not!