How to make a good first impression on a potential client

For freelancers, connecting with people can be difficult. However, creating a good first impression will help grow your brand, make a name for yourself, and help you to make money. With that being said, it’s important to be on top of your game when it comes to standing out to a potential employer. If you’re … Read more

My Privacy Plan

(Photo via Sean MacEntee) I’ve decided to come up with a privacy plan for myself. After hearing about the NSA’s surveillance scandals and now the details about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, I’ve been kicked into action. These events has got me (and several million other people) spooked by who is … Read more

Social Charity Index: 6 ways charities can make the most of social

Two years on from producing the first Social Charity Study, the team at Visceral Business have produced the Social Charity Index 2013, a report looking into how phenomenal and substantial the growth of social and digital media has become among charities in the UK. A few headlines from the report: The average rate of growth in … Read more

Time For Tech For Good

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Last week’s post on Tech For Good got a good reception, both from those already working in the area and those who hadn’t heard of it, but maybe only needed a small nudge to start to join the pieces together and see them as the start of a movement.

There’s been a few more happenings over the last week and some initiatives people sent me after reading my post, so thought I’d follow up last week’s post with an update on all things Tech For Good.

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How can I not get overwhelmed as a freelancer?

You are lying on an exotic beach, drinking a fruity cocktail from a coconut shell, and enjoying the cool breeze. You open a laptop and start writing. It’s impossible not to feel inspired in such a location. Or, you are in a hip café in Prague, working on a project with the astronomical clock tower … Read more

How Coworking is Boosting Productivity

Coworking is a relatively new phenomenon that involves workers from different backgrounds sharing the same office space. Whether it be a deluxe office space in Mayfair or a quirky studio in Shoreditch, coworking spaces are popping up all over larger cities like London. It is a viable alternative to traditional office environments, which can limit … Read more

Freelance job trends

The new year always brings some exciting new developments in the freelance job market with it. Sometimes it’s tax cuts, news about internships, other times tax increases. New tech impacts the business world, and perhaps new freelance job opportunities have arisen?  Whatever the case, freelance job seekers have to try and stay in the know … Read more

10 Free Project Management Applications for Self-Employed Freelancers

Are you just a freelancer? Chances are, the answer to that question, is no. Think about it – you are a freelance business owner and as such, you fulfil many different roles: You are a marketing expert You are an accountant, You are a supervisor. You play some extremely vital parts to run and successfully sustain your … Read more