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…

As all freelancers know, the nature of work is changing. It’s no longer somewhere we go, but something we do. There’s no doubt that there’s a definitive shift away from the traditional styles of work, such as the nine-to-five working day and the fixed desk. With more people demanding flexibility than ever before, companies have…

Like most freelancers, I chose to freelance for the flexibility and freedom. For me, that flexibility and freedom comes with a price of isolation, loneliness and disconnection from people. While there are great online communities for freelancers to bounce ideas off each other, ask for advice and ‘hang out’, there is a part of me…