Freelancers: Always Use A Contract & Terms

If you meet a friendly potential client it’s really easy to start work without having a contract or terms in place. It might be fine, but you might end up working for nothing or getting in trouble. I got fleeced by an agency one time – delivering their project to a tight deadline meant making … Continue reading “Freelancers: Always Use A Contract & Terms”

Finding Freelance Work – Marketplaces, your network and referrals

When you’re first starting off, you will need to find the best ways of finding freelance work for your industry. There are various ways of finding new projects to work on and this will be a quick rundown of the different ways to do so. Freelance Marketplaces There are websites like freelancer.co.uk, upwork and various … Continue reading “Finding Freelance Work – Marketplaces, your network and referrals”

Managing Email As A Freelancer

While email is a great way of keeping in touch, email overload can turn out to be your enemy when working as a freelancer. Constantly checking emails and replying only bring you more emails to respond to. Striking a balance between being available and getting your creative work done is difficult. Set Aside Time For … Continue reading “Managing Email As A Freelancer”

Warning Signs Of Difficult Freelance Clients

You may encounter freelance clients who have unrealistic expectations or try and take advantage of you. This might not be malicious, it’s just how some people do business. Red flags to be aware of include: Low budgets or haggling before a spec is even defined. Overly tight timescales. This is a sign that the client … Continue reading “Warning Signs Of Difficult Freelance Clients”