Freelancing vs Agency Life: which one should you choose?

When I first delved into the professional world, most of my time went into deciding whether to opt for a fixed agency or choose to freelance. If you have just graduated from your University or planning to start working soon, then you too will…

The 7 deadly sins of a freelancer

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Freelancing is a convenient career option for people who hate a 9-to-5 job. A freelancer is their own boss and can work from the comfort of their home or any other place-of-preference. Many freelancers earn a higher income than people who are…

5 THINGS LAWYERS CAN LEARN FROM COPYWRITERS

Lawyers are professional writers. In fact, the average solicitor probably produces more words each day than any journalist, copywriter or novelist. But, while other professional writers are drilled in techniques to communicate their ideas simply…

AGONY ANT: LEGAL COVERAGE FOR FREELANCE COPYWRITERS

Q: “What legal forms (e.g. retainers, contracts) do freelance copywriters need?” – Brittany, USAI think it’s fair to say that many of us don’t bother too much with freelance contracts because they’re just so pleased to get…

HOW BUYERS BUY – THE LESSONS FOR COMPANIES AND COPYWRITERS

One of the great things about being a copywriter is learning from your clients. The following was shared with me by Cindy Barnes at Futurecurve. It explains the process buyers go through when they’re deciding what to buy and – crucially…

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…