Freelancers are like superheroes. Fair enough…we may not have super strength, we may not be able to fly, and we may not be capable of teleportation or invisibility. I could go on and on… But there is one superpower we do possess. Our time.
Christmas is just around the corner and, for freelancers, it tends to be a busy period or deathly quiet. For the former, December can bring with it some financial anxiety as businesses slow wind down and work drys up. To help keep your spirits up and motivation high, here are a few ways you can get productive and continue to progress this December.
Hey, you. And when I say ‘you’ — I mean it in the way of greeting you as a lone wolf who has arrived at the party solo. I do not intend to lump you in with the rest of the crowd. I mean, let's be honest here — we’re freelancers for goodness sakes. We always roll solo.
We frequently hear that ‘Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion’ are essential to business success but what are the realities from a freelancer’s perspective? Are minorities fairly represented amongst blended workforces and what are the challenges faced by freelancers in this space?
You know what I love the most about being a copywriter? Yes, I love the words. Yes, I love the creativity and imagination. Yes, I love some of the exciting projects I get to be a part of. And yes, I love it when my work is published and it’s there for the whole world to see — although I secretly dread it too. I also love that I dread it…it reminds me that I care. I love all of these things that come with the job. But you know what? — none of them come close to what I really love the most. The solitude.
There’s a new beauty trend taking hold of the internet. Long gone are the days of using make-up to conceal your blotchy face in the bathroom at work, now the make-up artists of Tik-Tok have made tears fashionable.
In this informal online talk between Freelancer Club and Ladies, Wine & Design (Southampton), we explore the various experiences and methods of designers & creative freelancers in order to learn from each other and form connections.
Life as a freelancer brings up a lot of very unique challenges that may not crop up as regularly if we were working a normal 9-5 job. Imposter syndrome, burnout and compare & despair frequently impact freelancers. Whilst working for ourselves is incredibly rewarding, these challenges can very easily stop us from achieving all that we envisioned when we made the decision to go freelance.