Still don't know what you want to do with your life? You're not the only one. Creative-minds, in particular, often question the merits of going to university and for good reason. We look at why more students are choosing the freelance life over a university education and what you should consider before making your mind up.
Apply to freelance jobs, fast. Freelancers generally have to dedicate a portion of their week looking for new clients. Otherwise known as prospecting or 'new business', adding to your client base is an essential part of developing a successful freelance business. But who wants to be in front of a computer for hours, scrambling to apply to freelance jobs, when you could be out there doing what you love? Close your laptop and let us do the work for you.
Sophia Khan has so much London Fashion Week experience she's practically a part of the velvet furniture. The Freelancer Club sat down with Sophia to pick her brain for her London Fashion Week tips on how to land tickets, finding work at LFW, and organising your London Fashion Week experience.
There are a number of ways to land paid work as a member of The Freelancer Club. The obvious being our extensive jobs board with new paid jobs added every day. However, there's another way to land paid work that is less obvious but just as effective.
How much do you value your work? Some would say it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Could you find value in your work another way? Stock sites, for example, or syndication agencies could sell on your behalf. What about giving your work away for free?
Freelancing can be a lonely pursuit. Being your own boss is fantastic but you miss out on so many perks that come from working with others. Socially, it can be isolating, no after work drinks or office parties. From a business perspective, it can be hard to focus with so many distractions at home or in coffee shops and networking is practically nonexistent.
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.
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?