Freelance life: Being bottom of the pile
Jan29

Freelance life: Being bottom of the pile

It is nearly six years since I took voluntary redundancy from the council where I had worked for 15 years to become a freelance writer. And I can safely say that I have never regretted that decision. There are so many advantages to being freelance and working at home – with the main one being flexibility to be there for my kids. So I can drop my son off at school and pick him up and I can deal with getting my daughter to panto...

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Freelance life: Farewell, client!
May10

Freelance life: Farewell, client!

I’ve been working for myself for over two years now and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s VERY up and down. I have a fair few regular clients and ad-hoc clients that come and go – an article here, a press release there, a small invoice and I never hear from them again. The regular clients are regular in that they keep coming back, but not in the sense that they give me a regular amount of work. One month it...

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