Nick speaks about remote working at Creatives’ Club in Nottingham

The owner of Freelance Freedom, Nick Hayward, spoke about his remote working experiences at Creatives’ Club this week. The event is organised by The Big House, an organisation that offers business support, events, grants and professional advice for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The event was expertly organised by Tamily Cookson events (Facebook) with informal networking time and awesome food afterwards.

Nick spoke alongside fellow remote worker and copywriter Kerry Needs to a crowd of around 70 freelancers. It was great to see Matt and Victoria there and also meet some interesting new people. They discussed the future of work, how this offers the chance to travel and work, how to make money online and how to make the most of work and socialising while travelling in Thailand, Bali, Gran Canaria and Portugal. Much of their advice also applies to freelancers working in their home towns too.

Ross from Dispace also presented (despite a bout of man flu) and told the crowd about how Dispace is offering access to hundreds of co-working venues around the UK. Working from home or a home office comes with a number of cons so being able to work from safe, comfortable spaces with fast internet connections can really help many freelancers and small businesses.

Picture credit @thebighouse7

Speaking about freelance remote work at Creatives’ Club #18

I’ll be speaking at The Big House’s Creatives’ Club #18 on the 22nd January, with fellow digital nomad Kerry Needs. We’ll be talking about how we ran our freelance businesses from various places around the world – including why we decided to work remotely, pros and cons of the lifestyle and how to make it work practically.

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A space to connect, network, forge relationships, hatch plans, collaborate, skill share, be curious, ask questions and discuss all things entrepreneurship, business and beyond.


To welcome in the New Year & our first Creatives’ Club of 2019, we are looking at the topic of “Running a Location Independent Business” with Kerry Needs, author of Freedom Seekers & Nick Hayward, from Freelance Freedom.

Recent studies have suggested that 80% of millennials would like to work remotely and lots of coworking and coliving spots around the world show that the ‘digital nomad’ trend is here to stay.

Together, Kerry & Nick will discsuss the future of work, working whilst travelling the world, freelancing and remote working, and designing your work around the life you’d ideally want to live.

They have taken their businesses around the world, living and working from places such as Thailand, Gran Canaria, Bali and Lisbon. They have worked in lots of coworking spots and stayed in coliving accommodation and are both passionate about communicating this new way of living and working.