As lockdown restrictions are finally easing, freelance models, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists are (understandably) eager to get back to working on shoots. However, the close contact required means that extra strategic planning is needed so that things can run as safely as possible. I spoke to two Freelancer Club members to see how getting back to work has gone for them since lockdown.
LEARN TO WRITE A FREELANCE PROPOSAL TO WIN MORE JOBS
The freelance jobs market is a competitive space and with a predicted increase in the number of new freelancers joining the sector, a strong job application has never been as important. In this workshop, Peter Fitzpatrick, Founder of Lilium, provides insights into the art of the job proposal and shows you how to increase your chances of landing the job.
HOW TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY ONLINE WITH A FREELANCE SIDE HUSTLE
Have you been furloughed and your employment prospects aren’t looking great? Have your hours or salary been recently reduced? If you're looking for a way to make extra money online, consider starting an freelance side hustle.
HOW TO OVERCOME THE 6 MAIN CHALLENGES OF HIRING FREELANCERS
Thinking of hiring freelancers? While you may be wary of taking on full-time staff during these precarious times, you might have considered hiring freelancers online to help fill a skills gap on your team or add value to a project you had put on hold during lockdown.
DIGITAL DISCUSSION - CREATIVE NETWORKS WITH ZACK ONISKO, CEO DRIBBBLE
Founder of the Freelancer Club, Matt Dowling, and CEO of Dribbble, Zack Onisko sat down to discuss the role creative networks play in the freelance sector, manage their teams remotely, the art of collaboration and the future of work.
MEMBER MASTERCLASS - LEARN A NATURAL HYDRATED MAKEUP LOOK
Professional Makeup Artist and Freelancer Club member, Cat Parnell, takes us through her signature makeup look. Learn how to achieve a natural, hydrated, fresh look that you use anything. Brushes at the ready!
WHAT DOES MASS UNEMPLOYMENT MEAN FOR FREELANCERS?
Coronavirus has hit us hard. Not only has it wreaked havoc on our health, it’s rattled our economies and toyed with our livelihoods.
BLACK LIVES MATTER - FREELANCERS' PERSPECTIVES
One of the most important aspects of being an ally and showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement is recognising when it is (or, more crucially, isn’t) your turn to speak. As a white person, I appreciate that I have never personally had to deal with systemic racism or racial microaggressions. For this reason, I would never want to speak on behalf of people of colour regarding these issues. Rather, we wanted to hear the perspectives of black creatives in the freelance game, in the hopes of promoting greater empathy, understanding and allyship within the world of freelancing. We spoke to two awesome photographers, who shared their thoughts and experiences.