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: Col Skinner, Digital Advertising Expert

Featured Freelancer: Col Skinner, Digital Advertising Expert

Of the 14 questions each Featured Freelancer has to answer, the most challenging appears to be “Why do your clients/customers select you over your competitors?” I suspect it’s because many don’t ask their clients enough to be able to quote them, or know ourselves. One advantage of working with... read more
Featured Freelancer: Sarah Carter, Photographer

Featured Freelancer: Sarah Carter, Photographer

When you see a friend start a business, you feel a sense of joy and anticipation, and also ask a number of questions you don’t tend to ask of others: Is this a good idea? Will they succeed? Are they the right person to do this? In the case... read more
Featured Freelancer: Carly Stringer, Virtual Assistant

Featured Freelancer: Carly Stringer, Virtual Assistant

Being a freelancer often means being taken out of our comfort zone. For example, a great designer continues to be a great designer, but once they start as a freelance designer they have to manage their paperwork, juggle additional responsibilities, market themselves, and so much more. This week’s Featured Freelancer,... read more
Featured Freelancer: David Dean, Psychologist

Featured Freelancer: David Dean, Psychologist

I met a freelancer once, many years ago, who used to leave his house at 8:30 in the morning, dressed for work, walk around the block via a coffee shop, and then enter his house again about 15mins later. Now he was at work and is only allowed to... read more
Featured Freelancer: Rachel Shenton, Video Editor

Featured Freelancer: Rachel Shenton, Video Editor

If you knew how much admin was involved in running your own freelance business, would you still have done it? I suspect that if I polled this question, the answer would still be a resounding “yes”. Yet it’s this lesson, along with so many others, that every freelancer has... read more
Featured Freelancer: Natalie Lek, Freelance PA

Featured Freelancer: Natalie Lek, Freelance PA

I met Natalie first through a LinkedIn post of hers, where she was crowdfunding to be able to buy and make Christmas Dinner for 1000 familes who are homeless, unable to afford their own, ex-services, etc. It was such an extraordinary and selfless thing to do, to give up... read more
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