It’s rare to meet a freelancer who hasn’t had to chase a late payment or had issues with a client who refused to pay. It impacts cash flow, is detrimental to the freelancer’s well-being, and is highly time-consuming. Freelancers don’t want to jeopardise the client relationship with threatening emails or, worse, spend time in the Small Claims Court. So what's the answer? When Solna, a smart invoicing App, got in touch, we jumped at the chance to ask their advice.
It takes a range of character traits to become an established freelancer. Resilience, creativity, and adaptability are useful. Strong communication skills and an eye for an opportunity don’t hurt either. Patience, however, is in short supply and many new freelancers are failing to land jobs because of it.
What is an MUA? That's an easy one, it' is a MakeUp Artist (MUA). Did you know a Cupid's Bow is the dip in the middle of your upper lip? What about LOTD or cut crease? There's a whole other language used in the beauty industry and it pays to be fluent in it Here's our top MUA: makeup terms to sound like a pro.
Here at the Freelancer Club, we understand that freelancers are constantly on the move. Whether traveling across town for a meeting, shooting on location, or attending an event, freelancers rarely have a minute for their business. In reality, freelancers miss a lot of opportunities when on a job or out of the 'office'. That's all about to change.
Every September, the fashion industry feasts it’s eyes on months of hard graft from a diverse range of designers at London Fashion Week. But Fashion Week is so much more than well-trodden runways and cerulean sweaters. Behind every catwalk show, branded tote bag and fashion afterparty live the hustlers, the networkers, and opportunity-spotters.
Jake Hicks has been a freelance photographer for over a decade and throughout the years has showcased his elegant yet dynamic signature style which he developed while working in a photography studio. Here he speaks on the technicalities of working on an image ‘in-camera,’ the artistry of photography, colour gels, lighting setups, neon styles, and where he sees it going in the future.
Being a freelancer is not always a breeze. Yes, you can work from bed in your pyjamas, but those long hours can get lonely, and where do you turn to when you want to receive adequate support, training and guidance that in-house creatives regularly benefit from?
What are the challenges for freelancers? How long do you have! The impression of freelancing is often one of an impossibly cool entrepreneurial type, floating between cafes and clients with too much time on her hands and not a care in the world. The realities are somewhat different. Not only do freelancers have to provide a desirable service, they must also run their business from branding, marketing and sales to client management, accounts and taxes, often on their own. We asked freelancers what they found to be the most challenging aspect and the answer was clear!