The 500th invoice
Mar02

The 500th invoice

I’ve just issued my 500th invoice as a freelancer – to the company I issued my first invoice to, my very first client. I’ve been a freelance writer for nearly seven years now. I’ve worked for a lot of clients in that time, mainly small businesses wanting one or two bits of web copy, a short article or a press release. But I’ve also had clients that have stuck around for a long time – including that...

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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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Not good enough
Sep19

Not good enough

I like to stay, pretty positive on this blog, but I hope you’ll excuse me a little pity party today. Because sometimes, right now, today, this week I feel Not Good Enough. I’m a freelance writer and work has been pretty thin on the ground lately. It’s a summer thing, I think (I hope). My regular clients have had less work for me than usual and I’ve lost count of the number of potential clients that have come...

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