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…

The freelance community has grown exponentially in recent times, which can be attributed to the potential benefits of flexibility, control, independence and of course, being able to wake up when you like. According to a recent survey ‘Freelancing in Australia: A National Survey of the New Workforce, 37% (3.7 million) of Australians are engaging in freelancing…

This month, Australia celebrated National Freelancer Day. It’s the first time we’ve celebrated professional independence in Australia. But it won’t be the last. This inaugural celebration will see more than 3 million Australian freelancers rejoice the fact that they don’t go to work in a traditional sense. And no – they don’t earn less. And…

Australian freelancer Alana Zivanovic recently uprooted her business and relocated to Asia. Here’s how she did it. Why did you move to Asia? How long will you be there?  Asia chose me. This is exactly the lifestyle I have been working on creating since I started working as a freelancer. I’m passionate about music and…