Australian small businesses are taking advantage of the rise of self-employed workers to help support their business needs, according to new research. With the changing shape of Australia’s workforce and growing numbers of creative professionals ditching the corporate life to pursue a freelance career, there are more freelancers flooding the market than ever before. The…

When you boil it down, there are two kinds of freelancers in this world. Those making enough to support their family, and those who aren’t. But what separates the successful freelancers from those not making as much as they’d like to be? Well, we’re glad you’ve asked. Because it’s a new year, which is the…

In recent years, the lack of stable and long-term employment has opened the floodgates for a new kind of worker. Freelancers, also known as Slash Workers, have become truly independent by creating their own opportunities. While some freelancers say that the transition has resulted in lost (or reduced) income, most believe that “freedom” supersedes monetary…

Jane has been been freelancing since before the internet was invented. You name it,  she’s done it. TV production, video direction and marketing management. For the past 12 years, she’s provided strategic copywriting and editing services to companies, governments and agencies. Jane has a postgraduate degree in palaeography, is proud of her Icelandic heritage and…

Health writers with nutritionist qualifications are far and few between. But Samantha Gemmell’s professional training stands her apart from many other health writers. “My passion for food as medicine translates into my writing, so that readers and clients actually enjoy learning about health,” she says. She specialises in sharing evidence-based health tips in an engaging…

Adelaide freelancer Libby Parker spent many years teaching writing and creative skills to secondary school students before deciding to put her money where her mouth is and launch a freelance writing business. Now, rather than impart those skills to students who may or may not care about them, she writes content, press releases, speeches, articles,…