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8 expert tips for new freelancers

  • October 5, 2020
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I’ve been freelancing full-time for 16 months now and apart from a small blip in March-April (thanks Covid) each month has been busier than the last. I’ve been asked by friends and blog readers for tips for new freelancers, so thought I would put some together as a blog post. I won’t lie and say it’s easy, there are many pros and cons to being a freelancer, not having a >>

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7 lessons freelancers can learn from a global pandemic

  • June 29, 2020
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Well that was an interesting few months wasn’t it? When we quit our jobs and moved to Spain last year to become full-time freelancers we hadn’t really planned for a global pandemic shutting down the world! When businesses have to cut back, the first thing they cancel is contractors, especially for things that are ‘nice to have’ such as social media and marketing. I didn’t qualify for any help here >>

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How to create a professional invoice for freelance work

  • May 4, 2020
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If you’re thinking of setting up as a freelancer, or you’ve recently started working for yourself, it’s important to know how to create professional invoice to send out to your clients. Whether you’re self-employed or thinking of setting up a small business, an invoice that looks professional and includes all the necessary information is a must. Professional invoices impress clients and gives a good impression of you. An amateur looking >>

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How to stay focused when you work from home

  • March 30, 2020
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The last few months have seen most of us suddenly working from home. How are you coping with staying focused on your work? Some of us are used to working at home and already have schedules and routines in place. However, even the most experienced work from home parent probably wouldn’t have added homeschooling into their daily work routine as well. You might have got the working mum balance just >>

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Freelance jobs you can do from anywhere in the world (and how to find them)

  • February 17, 2020
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Many of us dream of ditching the 9-5, packing a suitcase, and going some place exotic where you can log onto your laptop from the beach. I know I did – though my reality isn’t quite working from the beach (sand and laptops are not a good mix!) and a paradise island isn’t all that practical when you have kids. But, I have created a freelance career for myself that >>

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Balancing life as a work from home mum

  • February 3, 2020
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Working from home is something that most working mums dream about . You get to take your kids to school and pick them up again at the end of every day, attend school events, and be around in the school holidays all whilst earning a living. For my first 8 years as a working mum I went to the officer every day to work for someone else. Having to ask >>

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5 essential apps for freelancers to stay organised

  • January 16, 2020
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One of the hardest things about being a freelancer is being solely responsible for managing all projects, deadlines, meetings and calls, invoices and so on. Being disciplined enough to get on with work rather than sitting in your pyjamas doing a Netflix binge can be a challenge when you don’t have a boss managing you. Of course, doing the actual work your clients pay you to do is just a >>

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How to set yourself up as a freelancer while still working full time

  • October 21, 2019
How to set yourself up as a freelancer while still working full time

As you probably know by now, after working for the same employer for over 12 years I left in May and set myself up as self-employed. Becoming a social media freelancer was something I had wanted to do for ages but had never been brave enough to take the leap. Moving abroad forced my hand and now I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner! It can be catch-22 though >>

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Great online courses if you want to be a freelancer

  • September 27, 2019
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Do you dream of leaving behind the 9-5 office job and becoming your own boss? I think it’s something that most working mums daydream about at some point, especially when the juggling of work, childcare and general life gets too much. If you want to set up as a freelancer there are many different work from home jobs. But if you don’t already possess any of these skills, can you >>

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Becoming self-employed – biggest changes so far

  • September 5, 2019
Becoming self-employed

Amongst lots of changes since moving to Spain, working from home full-time has been a very big change to get used to. Becoming self-employed is something I dreamed about for years! In the UK I was working 30 hours a week in my job, and then a couple of hours a night on my blogs and freelance work. To move to Spain I obviously gave up going into an office >>

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