Disclosure: I am not a lawyer! The following post is a compilation of my own research, experience, and conversations with those who know a lot more about contract law than I do. There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m not going to be sugar-coating this blog post: you need to cover your ass…

Freelancing is great. It gives you freedom to work when and where you want, and can offer you that all elusive “balance” you have been looking for…however, it can eat up your life and your time too if you don’t set boundaries and stick to them. When I first started freelancing, my phone was by…

Trying to appear bigger than you really are by calling your freelance business some sort of incorporated name doesn’t make sense to us. You’re a graphic designer and you mostly work alone, but rather than call a spade a spade, you give your company a big fancy name, use the word ‘us’ a lot in…

Welcome! The Freelance Collective has arrived. We’re a brand new concept in Australia – the first database of its kind that’s launched at a time when digital technology and changing approaches to the concept of work has resulted in a huge rise in the number of freelancers hitting the market. We launched early July, 2015.…

Project management will make a real difference in your business and to your clients. It doesn’t have to be hard, as a single freelancer adding process to your business is easy. It also doesn’t have to include Gantt charts, fishbone charts and critical path analysis flow diagrams.

When I think about how green I was with my first client website exactly 12.7 years ago, I’m truly humbled by how far we’ve come. I had butterflies big time. “What if I stuff it up?” “What if it doesn’t work?” “What if they don’t like it?” And more importantly, “Where the hell do I…

Growing numbers of Australians are successfully juggling family life and freelancing. The ability to work from home, use an app to track hours worked and work on projects in their own sweet time is so alluring, that family life is the prompt that many need to start their freelance business.