PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE A NEW COMPETITOR—AND IT'S IN YOUR POCKET!

At the 2006 San Diego Comic Con, Hollywood directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino responded to a wonderful question by a young, independent filmmaker who was very concerned about the then state of the marketplace—and if he had any shot of being successful following the same route the aforementioned movie moguls did when they were in his position.

HOW TO USE THE FREELANCER CLUB; A VIDEO GUIDE

Like any new platform you join, it can take a bit of getting used to. Freelancer Club is no different and with our suite of tools, there are loads of features to master if you wish to get the most of out of your membership. We've compiled a series of videos to help you master the tools and features so you can grow your freelance business in no time!

BECOME AN EXPERT IN YOUR FIELD

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.

MY CREATIVE NETWORK

Creative Network 101. While independence is what inspires many freelance creatives to pursue a self-employed career, having a supportive, creative network of fellow like-minded freelancers is essential. However, for freelancers, forming those types of tribes, communities, and connections can be difficult. Welcome to the awkward-free way of networking.

THE POWER (AND BENEFITS) OF A FREELANCE COMMUNITY

Loneliness is not reserved for freelancers. There's an epidemic of lonely people in a time when one can connect with thousands of people instantly online. The feeling of loneliness can be debilitating. It can prevent us from going out, pursuing our goals, following our passion. You may even be questioning if freelancing is right for you. It can be a dark time for some and, although it can be difficult to admit, we could all do with a little help from time to time. Freelancing is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career paths you can take but finding stability and success doesn't come easily. So, we'd like to talk about community and how you can build one! We've compiled a few tips to get you on the right track. 

PORTFOLIO REVIEW LIVE #2

Welcome back to our second Portfolio Review Live session with esteemed fashion photographer, Dino Busch, guiding us through another selection of portfolios. In this session, Dino delves into the portfolios of Style with Flare founder, Lorna Fagan, photographer Nigel Buckner and makeup artist, Joana Ascenso. Enjoy.

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