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Social Media: The Sidecar Analogy

Social Media: The Sidecar Analogy

Running a business is a journey more and more people are choosing to make. And if you’re reading this having taken or started that journey, you’ll know it’s not an easy journey to take, but it can be very enjoyable and rewarding. One thing running a business isn’t, is... read more
The Misunderstanding of Freelancing

The Misunderstanding of Freelancing

“That goodness it’s Frida…. no wait, I’m a freelancer” – Anonymous. Whenever a new member joins Freelance Heroes, they’re presented with two questions: 1. Thanks for joining Freelance Heroes; a helpful and supportive community for UK Freelancers. We just need to check a couple of things. First of all,... read more
The Sound of Freelancing

The Sound of Freelancing

“Music is not sound. Music is using the sound or organise emotions in time.” – Krystian Zimerman During this year’s National Freelancers’ Day, organised by IPSE, I thought I’d start a twitter thread which would help create the ultimate freelancing playlist. As it’s #NationalFreelancersDay, and for a bit of... read more
How to Build an Online Community

How to Build an Online Community

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” – Howard Schultz, Founder and Former CEO of Starbucks I was recently asked to talk at the wonderful Marketing Meetup in Cambridge, organised by charming and inspiring Joe Glover, about how to... read more
Why MicroBizMatters For Freelancers Too

Why MicroBizMatters For Freelancers Too

“Opportunities often come from collaboration, and the skills to succeed in your own business often come by learning from other businesses” – Tony Robinson OBE Every January, the world’s largest social media event for Micro Business Owners takes place on Twitter and Facebook. Launched by Tony Robinson OBE and... read more
The Best Sources for Free Stock Photos

The Best Sources for Free Stock Photos

A camera is a ‘save’ button for the mind’s eye. — Roger Kingston Images are an essential tool in bringing online content to life, whether it’s a blog or website. In this short video, from Digital Splash Media, the concept of the picture superiority effect is explained, making an overwhelming case... read more
What is a Freelance Hero?

What is a Freelance Hero?

“If you support the community, they will support you” – Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerrys. I’ve written about why I started Freelance Heroes on numerous occasions. However, if you don’t know the story then it’s probably best explained in this Positive Sparks podcast “Why True & Open... read more