Freelancers deserve a break too

When I thought about taking a proper break for the first time in nearly two years of freelancing, I hit a lot of questions: Will I lose work by taking a holiday? What if I get offered something great and I miss it because I’m on holiday? Should I keep up my...

What cats can teach us about freelancing

This is Pukey the Cat (aka Max). Like Garfield, he doesn’t leave the cul de sac so I’ve spent a lot of time with him in my new freelancing life. So far, he hasn’t inspired me to draw a world famous cartoon strip but he has taught me a few things...

Starting a freelance business

Being laid up with a sprained ankle has given me time to reflect on my business. I’m just about to hit the two month anniversary of my new freelancing life and boy, has it been a steep learning curve. Two months ago, I thought I knew it all. I was thinking “I’ve...

Networking for shy girls – part one

Today, I was going to write about shyness and the freelancing world, but my Google-fu shows me that I’ve been beaten to it by Melissa Ek in an April article for Freelance Folder. I used to be very shy and, over the years, I ‘faked it to make it’ to the point where I...