The Freelancer Club Blog

MAKEUP ARTIST CHARLIE GREEN

    This Week’s inspirational creative freelancer is Celebrity Makeup Artist Charlie Green:   Welcome to our first edition of our Inspirational Freelancer Series;  where we will be selecting inspirational freelancers who we admire and who inspire The Freelancer Club members. We’ll be celebrating their work as well as reflecting on their career and paying homage to their achievements in our own creative way.

THE BENEFITS OF A NICHE BUSINESS

In this day and age most sectors of the business world seem extremely populated, it makes it hard to come up with an innovative idea or service that people will actually use and benefit from. While this is true and unique ideas are harder to find I believe that targeting a niche in the market will usually help you in your endeavours.

YOU'RE INVITED TO LONDON FASHION WEEK

It’s that time of year again…. London Fashion Week!   There’s something magical about mingling with the experts, schmoozing with the stars and getting truly inspired by the amount of talent on show. And then we thought, how rude of us not to invite our Members along!   So this year we're bringing two lucky members to The Catwalk Edit to experience LFW first hand.

HOW TO FIND FREELANCE WORK WITH SOCIAL MEDIA (TWITTER EDITION)

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 jobs.

WHERE TO FIND JOBS AS A FREELANCER

The main reason most freelance businesses fail is 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 looked back out our experiences, went through our stats and asked a bunch of established freelancers where they get jobs from. Here's what came back.

CLUB TOGETHER TO WIN!

You guys have been so inspiring! The Image wall is looking amazing, so much talent there and your portfolios are consistently impressing us. Monday's #tfchour was our best yet, absolutely incredible, seeing you all work together like that made us feel warm and fuzzy inside and we want more of it! For a little bit of motivation we have come up with a fantastic competition for you all to club together, build your portfolio, make contacts and win 6 Months Pro Membership!

THINKING OF FREELANCING FULL TIME?

We get asked about how one should make the transition from part time freelancing to full time freelancing and from full time work to part time freelancing a lot. And those we speak to are worried about, well, everything! Will I have enough money to pay the rent? Can I run a businesses on my own? Did I put a red sock in with the white wash? Ok, maybe not the last one so much but the fear of freelancing is common and something all freelancers must deal with at some point. Before you make the leap, here's a few pointers to consider.

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