As a freelancer, there’s one thing that you have full responsibility for – your own happiness and emotional wellbeing. However, it can be easy though to forget why you chose freelancing in the first place as your workload increases and you become more focused on cash flow and your next job or project. It’s also…

Should you take your freelancer business to the next level? Should you shoot for the stars? How do you even get started on that? It feels like a massive, scary risk, right? Here’s all the steps you need to take to make it happen, if that’s what you REALLY want. Starting out as an independent…

Running your business isn’t just about doing that thing you do well, over and over again. I’m sure other Australian creative freelancers will agree with me here. It’s about chasing payments, perfecting your offering, quoting for work, answering enquiries, and marketing. It’s about networking, getting to know colleagues and taking part in industry discussions. Sometimes,…

The employment space has changed immensely over the last 10 years, with an ever expanding pool of freelancers, virtual assistants and independent contractors.  The 2015 Working Trends survey found that SMEs have on average 31% of their workforce freelancing compared with just 25% in 2011.  Even more astonishing is this figure is expected to grow…

Define your niche and target market, but be prepared to pivot. It’s important to create a business plan in the beginning, to establish a vision, target market and objectives, but also be nimble and flexible enough to adapt and take advantage of opportunities as they come your way. Allow yourself to explore new territories and…