Tag Archives: freelance business
How to Avoid a Freelance Client Famine
Freelance client famine is a thing. It is the threat that keeps freelancers everywhere in a state of high alert. One minute life’s great; the next, there’s no work or money coming in. This article from my archives gives a few ideas about how to combat the famine when it strikes (and it will). On […]Read more
What Do You Do When Your Freelance Work Dries Up?
The COVID pandemic is hitting freelancers hard. Either their work has dried up completely, or their clients are driving them down on price as their budgets contract. It’s a tough time; one that many companies won’t survive. But it’s not all doom and gloom. I wrote the following post a few years ago. Considering the […]Read more
Freelancers Who Work From Home Are Professional
Years ago, I attended a course during which I was told I should never call myself a freelancer because it devalues what I do. I ignored that advice, because I am a freelancer. I don’t work for a specific company on a nine to five basis. I’m my own boss and work on projects with […]Read more
Running A Freelance Business – The Truth They Don’t Want You To Know
If you’re planning running a freelance business you’ve no doubt come across all the posts that tell you what a fantastic life it is. Freelancing means you can say farewell to the 9 to 5 grind, annoying bosses, make more money than you ever dreamed possible, and have a constant stream of high paying […]Read more
Do Freelancers Need an Office to be Taken Seriously?
In a departure from my usual articles on all things copywriting and marketing, I wanted to explore the life of a freelancer in light of a question that was raised by one of my Facebook contacts the other day. Like me, she works on a freelance basis (although in the field of design as […]Read more
Freelancing – Dream Job or Worst Nightmare?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could work freelance? No more 9 to 5, no demanding boss, no more commuting, no more pointless meetings… But hang on, freelancing means no more regular pay cheques, no paid holiday or sick leave… what about my pension? Where’s my security gone? On the face of it being […]Read more
Freelance Hero Worship – is there room for it in business?
At every stage of your life you’ll have a hero. I’ve flitted from Hartley Hare (Pipkins) to the Banana Splits, to Duran Duran and all manner of movie stars I shan’t bore you with. You want to be like them…no scrap that…you want to be them. You want their lives, their personalities; you want […]Read more