Do we value creativity? Is there an alternative model to get creative freelancers paid? What does the future look like for creative freelancers post COVID? We sit down with Patron to discuss these topics and more.
You're determined to make your next project a success but you’re swamped with your current workload. The idea of hiring a freelancer to help out has crossed your mind once or twice. You're unsure though. Using a freelancer can be hit or miss. It can also be very time consuming and costly.
Freelancer Club is one of the leading voices in the self-employed space. In addition to speaking on the freelance landscape, we are often quoted on the future of work, remote working, distributed teams, and the agile workforce. Quoted in Forbes, our CEO and Founder, Matt Dowling, along with 31 other leaders give their insights on remote working and how they utilise it.
Many freelancers have received support payments that may end up being the difference between surviving and going bust. However, around 2 million of the 5 million self-employed in the UK were not eligible or weren't able to claim enough. The SEISS (self-employed income support scheme) has been welcomed by many but some people have said that it does not go far enough. We campaigned hard for SEISS and when it was announced, we got back on the trial to campaign again for those left behind.
Sports and Editorial Photographer, Ben Duffy, has travelled the globe taking photos of great sporting events. The last 10 years has seen a shift away from the pitch and into the studio, getting to photograph incredibly talented and iconic sports people. Ben’s client list includes VISA, EA Sports, adidas, Puma, Nike, Harper Collins, Lucozade, Bridgestone, Gillette, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Premier League, B&Q and Nestle and he has photographed some of the highest profile sports stars on the planet.
Kate Davis, Creative Mindset Coach delivers a workshop on imposter syndrome, fulfilling your potential, valuing yourself and your work.
Caroline Bayley, a presenter of In Business at BBC Radio 4 talks about her recent podcast on The World of Business exploring the impact of working from home. We discuss the effect this is having on us and what the future holds for the world of work. We also delve into the impact this might have on freelancers as businesses slowly start to reopen.
Let’s be honest. We all experience creative blocks from time to time while working on client projects. Throw a pandemic and a shrinking client list into the mix and these creative blocks can become more prevalent than we’d like.