A COPYWRITER’S GUIDE TO FREELANCE JOBS IN FRANCE

After graduating, we have all thought, ‘Okay, now what?’ As they say, ‘Now you are entering real life’ (as if what I was doing before was not real). But we all know what that means: more responsibility, less freedom, a more serious…

Parents working from home: How to balance the family-life and work-life

Working parents find it difficult to balance family-life and work-life in this hectic world and the same applies to parents working from home. Raising little ones is a very demanding job and requires a lot of attention. Of course, the same can…

10 Questions you should ask yourself before becoming a freelancer

Freelancer – the clue is in the name.  The feeling of freedom from having an employer; no structured hours, unlimited income, working for yourself.  Sounds absolutely perfect doesn’t it?  So many people think, ‘I can do this for myself’,…

Different types of translation services in need today

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The professional translation industry has dramatically evolved in recent years. There are a number of new terms that are used to describe the different translation services. Here are some of the common types of translation services offered by…

5 reasons why time management is important for a freelancer

Starting your career as a freelancer, you must have thought about all the benefits that come with your new profession. Working from a preferred location without having to ‘punch in’, for instance. You will finally more control over our work-life…

Who put the free in freelance?

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Free is good. There’s ‘free as a bird’, ‘free to do what you wanna’ and ‘I’m free next Thursday’. Then there’s the other kinds of free. ‘Can you just bang out a sample paragraph or two’, ‘we’ve asked two other writers…

5 Ways to Suck at Being a Freelancer

The joys of being a freelancer are, in no particular order: the freedom of being your own boss; choosing the jobs you want; constant variety; soaring like an eagle through the clouds of life. But, it’s really, really possible to be bad at…

How to be a copywriter in Barcelona

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A few tips and tricks for a freelance copywriter in Barcelona. Barcelona is a fantastic city to live in: there’s the sun, the beach, great restaurants, culture, fiesta… the list goes on. Working as a freelancer in Barcelona on top of…
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Destination Bali: 5 Tips for Better Beachlancing

Wanna be a copywriter from the tropical beach paradise of Bali? Keep these things in mind:   The Main Digital Nomad Communities are in Canggu and Ubud. It can feel isolating to leave behind friends and family, even for just a month or…
Headache-Proof Copywriting

9 insider secrets to a ‘headache-proof’ copywriting career

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After my son’s first day of school a few years ago, he came home with some exciting news to share. ‘Guess what, Mummy!’ he said. ‘My teacher told me that mistakes are GREAT!’ Coming from a little boy who would fall to pieces…

Social Media and the Freelancer

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If you are a freelancer in a creative field and you are not utilizing social media then you are truly missing out. Essentially being a freelancer means that you work for yourself. Thus, you are your very own public relations firm. What does…

9 surprising things I’ve learned in 5.5 years of freelancing

Over a period of five and a half years, and more than 50 clients, I still find freelancing a puzzle of constantly shifting pieces. Running my copywriting business has been chaotic, maddening, all-consuming — and utterly worth every minute. Here…