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Avoiding Burnout When You’re Self-Employed

Burn out is an unfortunate and somewhat inevitable state of being when it comes to freelancing. It is an emotional, physical and mental variety of ...

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Music in the streaming age

It seems hard to imagine a time when music wasn’t immediately available at our fingertips, and harder to imagine a world where musicians were...

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Guilt-free Pleasure

Here’s a little known fact for you; the term “guilty pleasure” was born in a New York Times article in 1860 and was first used to describe a ...

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Think You Can Handle Being A Stand-Up Comedian?

Whenever I mention that I do stand-up comedy, one of the first comments I’ll often hear is “I could never do that.” It’s not true, I tell them, you...

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Has LinkedIn found the silver bullet for freelancers?

Social media is undergoing something of a change at the moment, with Facebook challenging the anti-vaxxers and far-right pundits, Twitter rolling o...

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Spicy, Smoky, Smoking Goat

One of the happier “benefits” of Crossrail’s mass land grab was the forced eviction of Smoking Goat from its original Denmark Str...

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Self-Evaluation: Because You’re Worth It

It’s the question everyone asks, but no one really knows the answer to. Evaluating and then asking for your worth can be really tricky, and c...

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Filthy and Furious Freelance Culture

I learnt about the origins of the punk movement from BBC Four documentaries I taped off the TV in the leafy confines of North Devon where the inter...

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How To Take Lip-Smacking Snaps as a Food Photographer

The key to food photography is creating images that look mouth-watering, delicious and inviting. There are so many different routes you can take wi...

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Romulo Café shows why Filipino food could be the next big thing

Romulo Café is tucked away at that other, slightly more interesting end of Kensington High Street. It’s that bit of KHS that my wife and I have kno...

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How To Stop Wasting Money As A Freelancer

If you search for ‘how to save money’ on Google – up pops 2,780,000,000+ search results. You wouldn’t be able to read them all, sadly. Not ev...

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Hoping to be invisible: Freelancing with a disability

I didn’t set out to be a freelance writer. From the age of about seven, I was determined to become an archaeologist. (Before that, it was a paleont...

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Tech for health: You CAN buy happiness

So, there’s office banter, camaraderie and the odd jape but there are also people stealing your yoghurt, the co-worker with terrible personal hygie...

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How to Navigate the Modelling Industry

Countless unique experiences, ongoing uncertainty, freelance freedom, immense pressure, a lot of fun, a hell of a lot of rejection, diverse persona...

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Back to The Future

Think about this question for a minute. If, five or ten years ago, you could have predicted where you are today, would you have made different deci...

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Light House: A Local Gem

There are many ways to find great restaurants. The columns of Marina O’Loughlin, Jay Rayner et al, for example. The blogosphere. Instagram influenc...

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The Changing Tools in Illustration

There’s a change afoot in the commercial art world: illustrators are putting down their traditional tools of pencil and paper and reaching fo...

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Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

Creating art which cleverly orchestrates nostalgic figures can be a multivalent project. Their citation may be unifying for the generation to which...

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Adopting Healthier Freelance Habits

Remote working has significantly risen in popularity in the past 10 years, which has meant that the UK is now home to more freelancers who choose t...

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Starting An Independent Fashion Design Brand

Fashion is beautiful; fashion is inspiring; fashion is a form of art that is relevant to our everyday lives. But it’s just clothes, right? Well, th...

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