Working Freelance

Working freelance, or self-employment, is being a ‘free agent’ to sell services to one or more clients. Freelancers choose to work whenever or wherever they want, however, working freelance, can be a major juggling and organisational feat depending on income needs and other, i.e. family and home, commitments.


Creativity in pottery

I was given a beautiful book for Christmas – about Emma Bridgewater and her pottery. I love her creative designs and colourful patterns and the book has given me wonderful insight in to the ideas and motivation behind her beautiful and practical pottery. The world of pottery, and particularly Staffordshire pottery, is full of fascinating […]

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Time…..

I’ve been thinking about ‘time’ a lot as yet another year draws to an end. According to Psychology Professor, Ronald E Riggio ‘routine makes time go faster, and unique and memorable events slow down time’.  And so, if we want to ‘slow down’ time and make our Christmasses (or every day) last longer, we need to […]

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Happy Nia New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and Nia lovers! Have just read an excellent blog article written by Tracey Fenner, a Nia Dance teacher based  in Hong Kong. And the title? What is Nia? Having just started to teach Nia myself, I find it challenging describing Nia in a few distinctive words. Nia means […]

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It was National Freelancers Day yesterday….

And I tried to tap into being a ‘freelancer’ as much as I could. I found out quite a lot – here are 10 facts about  ‘working freelance': The word freelance is a medieval word. It was first used by Sir Walter Scott who wrote about Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe – a mercenary knight whom […]

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So…’what do you do’?

Whenever I get asked this question, I’m often surprised how long it takes me to explain what I do before the penny drops. If I just say ‘copywriting’ I don’t feel this reflects the range and variety of ‘writing’ projects I do.  If I say ‘web content writing’ many people glaze over, not able to […]

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Successful freelancing

I signed up to People per Hour around 2 years ago, and it was one of the best things I’ve done since ‘going freelance’. It brought me new work, and new clients – two of whom are ongoing. It works by simply making bids on projects that are suited to your skills.  It may take […]

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Following ‘Festival’ creativity

Creativity is all around in Brighton during Festival time in May. This year I’ve decided to focus on two Festival themes – the Artists Open Houses and City Read. Working freelance means flexibility and deadlines, and both these events fit well into these schedules, with Open Houses offering flexible opening times and the only commitment […]

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Working from home….and helping the creative juices to flow

I enjoyed reading Dr Mark Porter’s ‘my prescription for better living in 2010‘ in The Times yesterday. Twelve sensible tips to work towards a positive and motivated year. I particularly liked the first tip ‘change your routine’. As Dr Porter points out, ‘it’s good to add variety’ into our lives, and, working solo from home, […]

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