The way we do business in the freelance industry is changing at a faster pace than ever before and those who are in denial will face an uphill battle to survive. The value of freelance services in certain sectors has decreased while the cost of running a freelance business has risen. On top of this, there is greater competition flooding into the market as more and more people choose to freelance. So, how does a freelancer succeed? There are steps a freelancer can take to help adapt to our current economy. Here are four things to consider
The Freelancer Club offers freelancers a ton of cool freelance stuff all aimed at making your life a little easier. We also know how time-consuming it can be to search for jobs when all you want to do is what you do best - work. Here's how to make the most out of our Jobs Board.
Edvinas Maciulis, makeup artist and hair stylist, met model, Lydia M, and photographer, Ivan Weiss, on The Freelancer Club to test shoot. The result was a new connection, great images and more experience. Check out their shoot and their story.
Freelancer Club members often connect on the site and then meet up in person to collaborate. You can find talent who are looking to test shoot or work on a project by browsing Latest Projects or even the Find A Freelancer page. Take a look at the results when two of our top freelancers meet up. We spoke to photographer, Dawn Marie Jones, for more.
Continuing our test shoot series, we caught up with Ivan Weiss about his experience as a working photographer, the reasons behind test shooting, and what it's like to be a part of a creative community.
'Test Shoot' - a collaboration amongst creatives to produce images for the purpose of (non-commercial) portfolio use. Test shooting is how freelancers gain experience, develop their skills, produce portfolio work to show what they can do and a great way to meet others in the industry. We spoke to nail artist and Freelancer Club member, Shiene Mann, to hear her test shoot story.
The Freelancer Club supports creative talent with access to paid jobs, a platform to showcase portfolio work, a way to meet other creative freelancers online and offline, events, masterclasses, discounts, legal advice, downloadable documents and much more.
Fashion jobs London - arguably the most sought-after work in the creative industry. London, New York, Milan and Paris, no matter which major fashion city you're in, the aim is the same. Fashion jobs cover an array of disciplines including fashion photography jobs, fashion styling jobs, fashion design jobs, right up to runners and dressers at fashion shows. Fashion jobs are also some of the hardest to land and often the worst paid. Here's our guide to the truth behind the application process and how to land fashion jobs in your sector.