HOW FREELANCERS CAN USE INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS

We are the instant gratification generation used to receiving fast, immediate information. From the 24-hour rolling news channels to the endless feeds on social media. Whilst we have evolved to take in text quicker, whether it’s scanning an online article or a quick glimpse at a tweet, the human brain will always absorb an image faster than skimming 140 characters. A picture used to be worth a thousand words but now it’s worth a lot more to freelancer's brands who want to connect with consumers on Instagram.

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Virtual networking has become one of the most relevant online trends over the last few years. Not only do social media sites provide a great way to connect with friends and families, sharing funny cat videos and your latest lunch conquest, but they can also offer amazing opportunities for professional online networking.

CHECK YOUR SPAM

There's nothing more frustrating than finding out you've missed a great opportunity because the message has gone to your SPAM account. To make sure you're not missing Freelancer Club job alerts, message alerts and notifications, here's how to clean up your inbox in seconds.

THE FREELANCER CLUB 2.0

During the first Freelancer Club Director's meeting we made a list. The top 10 things freelancers need the most. We vowed to continually strive for new ways to help our members develop their career and we're not one to rest on our laurels. A freelancer's business is constantly adapting, pivoting and adjusting to make it work which means we must do the same to not just keep up but to lead the way. Our latest developments to the member's experience focus around community, networking and engagement as well as a few surprises. 

FREE DOWNLOAD #NOFREEWORK TWITTER HEADERS

Join our #NOFREEWORK campaign by signing our petition telling us why you're against unpaid work in our industry. Spread the word in style by downloading one of our free to use #NOFREEWORK Twitter headers and adding to your account. They are sized and formatted to fit perfectly as your Twitter Header.

TIPS WHEN HIRING A FREELANCER

Freelancers have been the backbone of the economy for many years and for good reason. Hiring freelancers represents the most cost effective way to get projects done for a fraction of the cost. The freelance boom is allowing companies to thrive, innovate and develop without the risk of hiring full time staff. However, there are pitfalls to avoid when hiring a freelancer and here are a few to consider.

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