The Freelancer Club Blog

TOP 5 TEST SHOOT MISTAKES

Test shoots can take up a lot of your time and sometimes it can be really worthwhile and you can end up having a great day with loads of images in your Portfolio. However, it’s not always smooth sailing, mistakes can be made and it can be a complete waste of time. Here are our Top Mistakes that are made when test shooting and how to prevent them:

TOP 5 TIPS WHEN TEST SHOOTING

Testing is a natural part of everyone’s career. You have to test in order to learn and adapt your skills to the latest trends, brands and styles. However, it’s easier said than done and getting a testing team together and producing a successful shoot takes time, patience and expert execution. So, here are our tops 5 tips to consider when testing:

HOW TO BUILD A LOCAL NETWORK

As a freelancer, one of the most important things you can do is build up a solid network, but people can sometimes overlook networking locally and jump straight to the big leagues. Building up a great local network means that you’ll have loyal customers, you can make friends with them and they’ll recommend you to other local businesses. Obviously to build a good network you have to have a good reputation and a high quality of work. The latter is easier to show because your Portfolio speaks for itself, but building up a solid reputation in a community takes time and effort, but it is definitely worthwhile.

THE FRUSTRATIONS OF FREELANCING

A lot of people think that being a freelancer is a walk in the park – I mean all we do is sit at home drinking tea in front of the computer, right? Definitely not right! Although there are of course great perks of being a freelancer, it’s not all fun and games and things can certainly get frustrating.

TOP 10 CREATIVE CAREERS

Freelancers and the self-employed form the vanguard of the British workforce, making up over 14% of the total employment figures for the country. The latest report from the Office for National Statistics shows the number of those claiming to be self-employed has increased by 146,000 in the past six months.

THE FEAR OF FREELANCING

Many people get into to freelance work 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!

6 TIME MANAGEMENT APPS FOR FREELANCERS

In the time sensitive world of creative industry, the expression ‘time is money’ holds considerable significance. With deadlines, networking events, meetings and shoots, it can be hard to keep on top of your schedule. Fortunately, however, there are a plethora of handy time management apps to provide you with freelance support.

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