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…

Freelancers absolutely must be able to work anywhere. Everywhere. Anytime. It’s one of the reasons we’re freelance, right? Location is irrelevant to the service you can provide. As a project manager just outside of Sydney, I’ve been on 5-way Skype calls sitting in a carpark from my car. I’ve accessed client files while at the…

I accidentally fell into freelancing before I even knew that’s what it was called. It happened after the life-changing event that’s called ‘motherhood’. I was looking for something to keep my brain active while on maternity leave. I always loved to write and used to moan the lack of time and my partner goes, “Why…

It’s a pretty isolating gig being a freelancer. The water cooler conversations are few and far between given most days you’re in a home office space, where many freelance writers and other creatives tend to sit at a desk. Alone. Work does not come pouring through that laptop screen by osmosis, sad to say. Being…

When a client is making a decision about who to work with on a creative project, many things come into play. Such as: Portfolio of work on your website – Whether they like your style of work. Previous client list – Are they impressed with this? Personality – Whether they feel a connection with you…