Most freelancers know that feeling when out of the blue, you get an email, or a Work Crowd message, from a new business prospect, wanting information on your experience, how you work and what you charge. Read more
Variety might be one of the big attractions of freelancing, but constantly jumping between projects has its downsides. Not only does it lack security but it also means you’re also constantly pitching for new business, which can be a huge drain on your time and energy.
The flexibility of working with freelancers means that sometimes the briefing process can get overlooked.Freelancers are so self-sufficient that it’s tempting to think they can just get on with stuff, with minimal information and guidance. Read more
Assertiveness is always tricky when you work in a client focused industry. You’re constantly treading a fine line between keeping the client happy and delivering on their objectives, while also standing your ground in terms of your own opinions and expertise. Read more
As a freelancer, you spend a lot of time worrying about winning and keeping clients, but not so much thinking about when and how you might want to call it quits. Admittedly, it isn’t a problem that comes up too often – loyal clients are worth their weight in gold after all. Read more
This month we spoke to Founder of Anystage Productions Paul Cockle on expanding outside of the UK, the international markets his creative production company now operate in and how working with freelancers is integral to his business.
You’ve decided that it’s time to bring in some external PR and marketing expertise. But knowing where to find the support you need isn’t so easy. The traditional option would be an agency with a track record in your industry sector.