The Freelancer Club Blog

WHICH FREELANCERS ARE LANDING ALL THE JOBS?

It takes a range of character traits to become an established freelancer. Resilience, creativity, and adaptability are useful. Strong communication skills and an eye for an opportunity don’t hurt either. Patience, however, is in short supply and many new freelancers are failing to land jobs because of it.

A NEW APP FOR FREELANCE CREATIVES

Here at the Freelancer Club, we understand that freelancers are constantly on the move. Whether traveling across town for a meeting, shooting on location, or attending an event, freelancers rarely have a minute for their business. In reality, freelancers miss a lot of opportunities when on a job or out of the 'office'. That's all about to change.

THE HUSTLERS OF LFW

Every September, the fashion industry feasts it’s eyes on months of hard graft from a diverse range of designers at London Fashion Week. But Fashion Week is so much more than well-trodden runways and cerulean sweaters. Behind every catwalk show, branded tote bag and fashion afterparty live the hustlers, the networkers, and opportunity-spotters. 

INSPIRATIONAL FREELANCER - JAKE HICKS, PHOTOGRAPHER

Jake Hicks has been a freelance photographer for over a decade and throughout the years has showcased his elegant yet dynamic signature style which he developed while working in a photography studio. Here he speaks on the technicalities of working on an image ‘in-camera,’ the artistry of photography and where he sees it going in the future.

CHALLENGES FOR FREELANCERS

What are the challenges for freelancers? How long do you have! The impression of freelancing is often one of an impossibly cool entrepreneurial type, floating between cafes and clients with too much time on her hands and not a care in the world. The realities are somewhat different. Not only do freelancers have to provide a desirable service, they must also run their business from branding, marketing and sales to client management, accounts and taxes, often on their own. We asked freelancers what they found to be the most challenging aspect and the answer was clear!

FINDING WORK AT FASHION SHOWS & LFW

Freelancer Club was invited to Graduate Fashion Week to meet the next generation of freelance fashionistas. We brought a camera with us to find out how students, freelancers, and producers go about finding work at fashion shows and London Fashion Week.

A FREELANCER'S GUIDE TO LONDON FASHION WEEK

A Freelancer London Fashion Week Guide would not be complete without a list of the best shows, schedules, parties, events, local activities and insider tips. Where to find work at London Fashion Week to the best fashion hangouts. To help you get the most out of the most sought-after fashion event in the world, we’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide for London Fashion Week. Do you have any suggestions, thoughts or additions that you’d like us to include? Tweet us and let us know.

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