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
Matt Phillips is the founder and MD of PPR, a virtual PR agency specialising in the media technology and marketing sectors. This month we spoke to Matt about setting up his virtual agency, the pivotal moments in his career and where he sees the industry going.
This month we spoke with Minesh, a B2B and B2C digital marketing consultant who started off in recruitment but crossed over into marketing over 15 years ago. Four years ago he then made the decision to take the plunge and pursue his freelancing dream.
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
Whether data and creativity are mutually exclusive and somehow opposite, is at the center of a heated debate. Rationality versus irrationality, knowledge versus imagination. But are they truly enemies or do they go hand in hand? Can they exist in a symbiotic relationship?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