How much do you value your work? Some would say it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Could you find value in your work another way? Stock sites, for example, or syndication agencies could sell on your behalf. What about giving your work away for free?
Freelancing can be a lonely pursuit. Being your own boss is fantastic but you miss out on so many perks that come from working with others. Socially, it can be isolating, no after work drinks or office parties. From a business perspective, it can be hard to focus with so many distractions at home or in coffee shops and networking is practically nonexistent.
How a model scout operates may surprise you. Not only do they locate themselves everywhere from the high street to music festivals but they also change what they're looking for based on trend. Find out what professional model scout Laura Watts from Leni's Model Management looks for when scouting new faces.
Freelancers are traditionally seen as lone wolves. Nomads of the creative world. Roaming from job to job, working on trains or fending off the glare of the coffee shop owner when you've overstayed your welcome. Our members are generally on the move or on location so why would a creative freelancer require a place to work?
How to become a makeup artist? Well, there's no straight forward answer but real advice from a working makeup artist is a good place to start. What are the challenges and the realities of becoming a makeup artist? To find out we spoke to makeup artist Hannah Sorcha to find out. To help become a makeup artist, check out our live jobs board for makeup artist jobs or more info on makeup artist jobs.
Business cards. Do we really need them? I mean we've got email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Slack, WhatsApp and all on our phones... OR maybe that's the problem. When you meet a potential client their phone number or Twitter handle gets lost with the hundreds of others. A standout business card however...hmmmm. Could the old ways still have value? We ask our friends at instantprint to find out. For more advice, discounts and support, join the club today.
The TED Talks attract presenters come from various walks of life and fields of expertise to inspire, motivate and inform. If you’re a freelancer, we’ve selected a range of topics from the TED talks archive to help you set up and succeed in the world of self-employment.
Designing the perfect business card isn’t always as easy as it sounds. In that 85mm x 55mm space you need to encapsulate your brand and business seamlessly to make your network eager to find out more. To help you get people picking up the phone or dropping you an email, instantprint have put together a handy guide on how to design a business card that attracts the right customers.