The Freelancer Club Blog

THE ART OF COLLABORATION

Fresh from our Art of Collaboration Business Masterclass, we’ve put together the top tips from all the experts who spoke at the event for you to absorb! We heard from some incredible speakers with varying approaches, the first being artist and pro collaborator Debbie Davies.

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:

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.

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.

TALKING TELEVISION WITH BILL SMITH

Bill Smith believes that local TV means local democracy. He has been campaigning over the past few years for Brighton to have its own television channel and has finally managed to gain the government grants required to make this happen. Latest TV launches this summer and Bill believes it will bring with it a “democratic force in the city that you don’t get from other forms of media.”

PREPARE FOR THE LGBT BRIDAL BOOM

From photographers to bakers, table planners to dressmakers, weddings can be a lusciously illustrious source of income for creative businesses. March 29th provided even more scope for freelancers working within the bridal industry, as the Same Sex Marriage Act was pushed through parliament.

MAXIMIZE OUTPUT BY BALANCING COMMITMENTS

For many, freelancing is something extra done on the side of full or part time work and it can be difficult to balance the two, especially if there is very little cross-over. While it may seem the more work you have, the better, it is important not to over-commit yourself, as you could risk jeopardising the quality and integrity of the finished product.

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