The Golden Rules of Working With Freelancers…

… From the perspective of a freelancer. With the rise of gig culture and the freelancer revolution, I thought it would be a solid idea to set some ground rules on how to work with freelancers. There’s some etiquette, some dos and don’ts, that I think everybody considering hiring a freelancer should know, to ensureContinue reading “The Golden Rules of Working With Freelancers…”

Some of my favourite client testimonials…

I’ve been ill this week and it’s been difficult to get back into the swing of things again, now that I’m feeling better. Instead of slogging away on a project that I didn’t have to do today, I decided to do something I’d been putting off for a while; sorting through client testimonials and collatingContinue reading “Some of my favourite client testimonials…”

Continuing Professional Development for Freelancers

Why Complacency Will Kill Your Business When you stumble into the big scary world of freelancing, the last thing on your mind will be continuing professional development (CPD). Your priority is to make money, to make freelancing a viable option for you. And, in the beginning, this is fair enough. The only way to makeContinue reading “Continuing Professional Development for Freelancers”

Finding Time to Write

A Top-Tier Procrastinator’s Guide to Finding the Time to Write Your Book Before we start this, there’s something I need to confess. Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m a procrastinator. Much to the annoyance of my long-suffering partner Danny, who likes to joke that I could do twice as much work in a month if I’dContinue reading “Finding Time to Write”

How to Manage Your Time as a Freelancer

Time Management and Organisation Tips to Protect Your Sanity People often turn to freelancing for the freedom. The irony isn’t lost on those who have been in the game for a while. Yes, freelancing comes with a certain amount of freedom but when you’re managing multiple projects and clients, in order to experience that freedom,Continue reading “How to Manage Your Time as a Freelancer”

The Lonely World of Freelancing

Is Freelancing Lonely? Are freelancers lonely? This question caught me off guard. When doing a Google search for new blog ideas, as you do, this question popped up and it got me thinking. Like many people out there, I turned to freelancing because of mental health issues. I wanted my happiness at work to beContinue reading “The Lonely World of Freelancing”

Hiring a Freelance Writer or Editor

What to do if you want to work with me! With the new year upon us, I thought it was time to do a quick refresher on what to do if you’re thinking about using my services in 2022. I want to make the whole thing as simple as possible for you, so that youContinue reading “Hiring a Freelance Writer or Editor”

Freelancing and the Holiday Season

Tips to Manage Christmas as a Freelancer With the holiday season upon us, I thought it was time to touch base with you all about managing freelancing businesses over the holiday season. Owning your own business can often mean that Christmastime looks different for you than it does for people in traditional forms of employment.Continue reading “Freelancing and the Holiday Season”

Freelancing on Fiverr

A Fiverr Veteran’s Opinions on the Platform I’ve been thinking a lot, recently, about my place in the world of freelancing. I work primarily through a website called Fiverr, which is a platform for freelancers of all niches to sell their wares. I’ve worked through the platform for almost three years now (it will beContinue reading “Freelancing on Fiverr”

Self-Worth and Freelancing

Knowing what you are worth as a professional and a freelancer. This is a blog post that I’ve been considering writing for some time but have placed it on the back burner in exchange for some slightly lighter topics. However, some recent experiences have pushed this topic, once again, to the forefront of my mindContinue reading “Self-Worth and Freelancing”

Self-Employment and Mental Health

What is the link between self-employment and mental health? You might be surprised to know that mental health is becoming increasingly a reason to go freelance or self-employed.[1] In a study by the website Leapers, it was found that 43% of freelancers cite wanting to improve their mental health as a motivation to become self-employed.Continue reading “Self-Employment and Mental Health”

What is a Freelancer?

Freelancing during a pandemic: definitions, statistics, and experiences. Something I have noticed recently, is that when you tell people you work as a freelancer, or a freelance [insert job here] you kind of get a bit of a confused, or blank, look. The thing is, that on the whole, people aren’t all too certain aboutContinue reading “What is a Freelancer?”

How to Deal with Difficult Clients

Tips for the Self-Employed and Freelancers Out There With current statistics showing us that there are more freelancers and self-employed people out there than ever before (yay!) I thought it was time we discussed the topic on every freelancers’ lips: how on earth do you deal with difficult buyers? We’ve all had them! If youContinue reading “How to Deal with Difficult Clients”

Writing as a Full-Time Job

Tips for Freelancers in 2021 Can writing be a full-time job? I wonder how many times this has been Googled. I know that I’ve done it a few times over the years. When I had stressful days in the classroom (I was a teacher in my past life for those who didn’t know), I’d comeContinue reading “Writing as a Full-Time Job”

I’m a Fiverr Top-Rated Seller!

Yes, this blog is pretty self-explanatory. It’s going to be a short one. A humble brag, if you will! I started working through the Fiverr platform nearly two years ago now. Fiverr is the only reason I was able to make my passion my actual job. I owe pretty much everything to the platform. DespiteContinue reading “I’m a Fiverr Top-Rated Seller!”