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You know the stuff you wish they taught you in Uni and the problems facing your industry? Any questions about managing your invoices, taxes, and the difficult admin of your specific industry will all be answered in here

How to stay calm and confident on phone calls to new clients

Call me a typical millennial, but is there anything more terrifying than answering an unexpected call from an unknown number? Probably, yes. But, a...

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Hear more about The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing… from someone who’s actually done it

Journalist and writer Tim Atkinson, a graduate of the Ultimate Guide to Freelancing, writes on his experience of the course and how it helped him g...

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A guide to selling without the cringe

I spent the first five years of my freelance career in, ‘I’ll take anything that comes my way’ hustle mode. My schedule, bursting with work, I’d la...

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How to tell if a regular client is a flight risk

Breaking up can be hard to do, and whether it’s the end of a personal relationship or a professional one – the warning signs are often there sooner...

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The value of mentorship for freelancers

Maybe you just started the freelancing journey and you’re still trying to find your feet, looking for clients, learning the drama of chasing invoic...

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How to get testimonials from clients

If you look at a successful freelancer’s LinkedIn page, it’s usually peppered with positive testimonials from past clients. And for good reason. We...

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The beginner’s guide to passive income

One year into the Covid 19 pandemic, and freelancers are still finding the same truth: their income is under threat as the fallout from the virus c...

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Nine ways to maternity proof your freelance business

Preparing for imminent parenthood? Congratulations! Whether you’re counting down to your due date or are about to adopt, it’s hopefully going to be...

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A step-by-step guide to handling difficult clients

It’s the day you need to send the copy for a new client. You’re satisfied with the briefing process, have done your research, and even spoken to a ...

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HELP! I’M A RECENT ARTS GRADUATE

If you’re a recent graduate from an art degree, you’re probably feeling the pressure. I bet you feel like you feel the impending doom looming over ...

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Does being freelance make you more or less hireable for a full-time role?

The advantages of being a freelancer have been discussed far and wide for years: the opportunity to be in charge of your own time, working when you...

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The six step guide to firing a client

Every client relationship has to end at some point. But some end less well than others. Toxic client relationships cost you money and rob you of yo...

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Which social media platform is best for your industry?

Despite how it sometimes feels, social media is not the be-all and end-all of freelancing. In fact, in terms of finding paid work, there are much b...

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Do late fees even work?

I’ve been a freelancer for five years, and at the end of every single one of my invoices, there’s a piece of text I’ve never actually used. “Please...

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Client red flags to look out for – and how to just say ‘no’

“We’re looking at a payment pie model, where everyone gets a slice of the profits once this thing takes off.’ Oh no. Oh dear. As a freelancer, you’...

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The Truth About Freelance Job Ads

Whether you’re looking for a one-off gig or a part-time role, applying for jobs and bidding for contracts isn’t easy. What is easy is trawling thro...

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How voluntary work can strengthen a freelancer’s portfolio

In 2020, as the very first lockdown was announced and I started to worry about how life was going to change, I felt like I needed to do something t...

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A Guide to being a creative freelancer without social media

Social media gets a tough rap, no? What started as the place where we innocently uploaded photos (are you even a millennial if your Facebook profil...

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Should you Specialise or Diversify?

As if navigating the freelance waters isn’t tough enough, eventually many of us will find ourselves facing a fork in the river and two very differe...

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Thinking of yourself as a business is the best way to build your freelance career

There are various arguments out there of whether freelancers should be categorised as business owners, or whether they are an entirely separate ent...

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