CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL SCOUT

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.

DO FREELANCERS NEED A PLACE TO WORK?

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

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.

HOW TO USE BUSINESS CARDS IN A DIGITAL AGE

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. 

5 OF THE BEST TED TALKS FOR FREELANCERS

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.

TOP TIPS WHEN DESIGNING THE PERFECT BUSINESS CARD

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.

FREELANCER MUMS

Freelancer mums are amazing. They run a business and raise a child. it's no easy task but with expert organisation and a lot of hard work, you can make it work for you to get the best of both worlds. The Freelancer Club spoke to two wonderfully talented freelancer mums to ask them how they manage.

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