When you find yourself with more free time than you’re use to, it’s easy to feel at a loss. Whether you’re in between jobs or unemployed, free time is actually something many people wish they had more of. We often don’t realise how lucky we are to have this window of opportunity to do whatever we want. Whether you want to utilise this time in order to make yourself stand out to employers or reconnect with yourself away from the strenuous 9 to 5 routine, here are 10 things you can do between jobs that will leave you feeling optimistic and ready for that new challenge.
Freelancing as a mobile hairdresser is a great way to earn extra money, expand your services and get out of the salon! The benefits of mobile hair styling are huge from managing your own working week to meeting new people on a daily basis. Mobile hair styling also gives you the flexibility to work in others areas whether that's a part time job or in other sectors of the hair industry like fashion or session work. The other big advantage is that many clients require your service on the weekends or in the evenings. Here's our essential guide on becoming a professional mobile hair stylist.
Freelancers love Twitter. If you're not on it, get on it. Sending Direct Messages (or DM's) is also a great way to make contact privately and is an underused tool. However, you've undoubtedly come across a message from someone you've started following that seems a little generic or asks for verification. Automated communication is becoming more popular so what are automated messages and should you use them?
The Freelancer Club sent Sofia Khan to London Fashion Week to report on a freelancer's experience and whether or not LFW is worth the work. See what she found out.
Google 'how to freelance' and you'll find a list of articles on how to setup your company or ways to improve your freelance business. They're great. We write most of them; but there's not much out there on the emotional side of freelancing and what one needs to succeed from a psychological perspective. Do you have what it takes to be a successful freelancer? Take a look at the habits of a successful freelancer and see how many boxes you tick.
MASTERCLASS in association with WHY BOTHER WITH SOCIAL MEDIA? LEARN HOW TO USE SOCIAL FOR YOUR FREELANCE BUSINESS MASTERCLASS BY TIM LION, EUROPEAN HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SONY
So you’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and become a freelancer. Fantastic! There is so much to be gained when working for yourself – creative freedom, flexible working hours and an abundance of opportunities to engage with people that a 9 to 5 desk job just can’t offer. There are so many industries where freelancers can thrive in. Even better is the knowledge that these jobs can be done from anywhere in the world. Of course, experience is vital and a working knowledge of your chosen freelance path will make you a trusted entity resulting in more jobs and clients.
Building your online reputation as an expert in your field can dramatically benefit your freelance business. In an increasingly crowded marketplace where competition is rife, buyers will often choose price over quality. One way to combat this is by cultivating an online reputation that establishes you as an expert in your field and raises your profile as a service provider. As well as increasing the likelihood of your name appearing in search results above your rivals using SEO or PPC campaigns, a well established online persona can help build trust with new clients and encourage sales. Here's how to raise your profile without spending thousands on PR.