In May 2016, I launched Freelance Heroes – a Facebook Group for freelancers to share ideas, seek support and help our freelancing peers. If you’re a freelancer, based anywhere in the UK, then come in and join the freelance revolution.

Join us now at https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelanceheroes/

 


Featured Freelancer

Each week, we delve in the life and journey of a freelancer from Freelance Heroes. Below are some fascinating lessons to be learnt from there experiences and I’m sure you’ll take something from each one, that’ll help you and your freelance business.

Featured Freelancer: Hannah Hirst-Dunton, Literary Editor

Featured Freelancer: Hannah Hirst-Dunton, Literary Editor

There are challenges as freelancers that we all face. For some, there is the additional pressure of a challenge this is unique to most. And then there’s this week’s Featured Freelancer, who has more challenges than most to deal with. Yet she faces them with extraordinary modesty and I... read more
Featured Freelancer: Sofi Smith, Digital Designer

Featured Freelancer: Sofi Smith, Digital Designer

Can a control freak be a freelancer? On one hand, a freelancer gets to make all their own decisions and choose their destiny. On the other, no freelancer knows everything. You have to be prepared to ask for help, allow others in, and be susceptible to accepting the advice... read more
Featured Freelancer: Joel MacDonald, Graphic Designer

Featured Freelancer: Joel MacDonald, Graphic Designer

I met a freelancer (in my previous employed life training small businesses on behalf of a leading bank) who told me then that he started his own business so he could have more time to himself. Despite the derision from the other delegates in the room, I now know... read more
Featured Freelancer: Sophie Livingston, Copywriter

Featured Freelancer: Sophie Livingston, Copywriter

The topic of mental health isn’t discussed anywhere near enough in social media and physical groups. Which is one of the reasons for recommending that this week’s Featured Freelancer is read, shared, and hopefully starts a series of open discussions. For me, a common (and regularly repeated phrase) is... read more
Featured Freelancer: Nisha Kotecha, Social Media Consultant

Featured Freelancer: Nisha Kotecha, Social Media Consultant

In a digital world full of negativity and pessimism, I was easily drawn to the twitter account of Good News Shared and The Moments Journal, which regulary Celebrating the impact & achievements of charities, NGOs, and social enterprises. The accounts are run by this week’s Featured Freelancer Nisha Kotecha... read more
Featured Freelancer: Ellen Manning, Freelance Journalist

Featured Freelancer: Ellen Manning, Freelance Journalist

Self doubt is extremely common amongst freelancers, from a lack of confidence in areas we’ve had little exposure to previously, to the imposter syndrome. However much of a struggle it is, it’s vital to seek support for that self doubt, whether it’s from a mentor or other freelancers, such... read more
Featured Freelancer: Gavin Foster, Photographer

Featured Freelancer: Gavin Foster, Photographer

Every freelancer has to wear many hats and juggle tasks that they’re both good at and bad. To help with this, the best empathy and support comes from other freelancers – a key reason why Freelance Heroes exists – and this week’s Featured Freelancer is living proof that finding... read more
Featured Freelancer: Tina Boden, Micro-Business Troubleshooter

Featured Freelancer: Tina Boden, Micro-Business Troubleshooter

I first met Tina via twitter and Linkedin, when I was invited to be involved in the first MicroBizMattersDay in January 2016. Tina, along with Tony Robinson (who will be a Featured Freelancer in the coming months) are the unofficial Queen and King of micro businesses, in my opinion.... read more