The power of asking: notes from a beach hut strategy session
Seven tips I wish I'd known when starting out as a freelancer!
Good things happen when you ask questions. But what happens when you answer them with your non-dominant hand? I found out on a fun day trip to Lytham St Anne's with some awesome freelancers.
How I chose my business name
Three years ago I started The Wheel Exists, and have learned so much about freelance life since then. I want to share my seven top tips that I wish I'd known when I first became self-employed.
Life by Design
What's in a name? Quite a bit actually. Choosing an identity for your new business, project or event can be really tricky, not to mention time consuming. Quite a few people have asked me how I decided on my own business name, so I thought I'd share the process with you here.
How does the reality of freelance life compare with expectations?
Michelle from Dive Deeper Development asked me if I'd be happy to talk about my transition to being self employed and setting up The Wheel Exists for a guest post for her website. Through her business, she supports people to create the lives that they want. She's fantastic and I love sharing my experience as a freelancer, so of course I agreed!
Let's get to grips with some key website terms
Saturday 24th October 2015 was the two year anniversary since I took the plunge and became self employed. Since then there have been more clichés than you can shake a stick at; it's been a rollercoaster, a journey, life-changing, a challenge. And to quote the great philosopher Vinnie Jones, it's been emotional.
How I plan my business goals and income generation
If you've never had to deal with your own website before then you may be feeling a bit baffled by some of the words that you encounter when you start your research. I'm going to go over some of the main terms that you might hear, and what on earth they all mean.
How I created a promotional video in a day
This is a very transparent and open post from me, taken directly from my notes during my afternoon of strategy and planning. I've included financial information and haven't left anything out because I want to share my experiences in a way that helps others!
Three ways to spot the difference between planning and procrastination (and how to manage them)
I worked with videographer Adam Smith, who I had met via Freelance Friday. One of his unique services is called "Done in a Day" where he shoots and edits content within a standard working day to provide a finished piece of work to the client by 5pm.
The importance of making time for content
If you are the type pf person who created an elaborate colour-coded revision guide at school rather than ACTUALLY DOING REVISION then you will know what I am talking about here.
How I got set up online for less than £100 in a day
Like many small businesses, I began blogging with a fervent enthusiasm. And then I started to attend events, submit proposals and ultimately, get clients. Having clients is awesome. Not only do they pay me and justify my time spent doing what I love, but they also have so many cool new projects that I'm genuinely interested in.
Can people really be evangelical about finance software?
I'm going to share about how I went from having zero online presence to having a website, logo and email address in less than 24 hours and all for under £100.
How I use Trello
With Wave, it seems that they can. I began using it earlier this month, and then some weird things started to happen...
When I first encountered Trello a few years ago it confused me and I didn't really know how I was supposed to use it. I can be both extremely stubborn and extremely impatient, and in this instance the impatience won. I gave up. Now I realise that it's a bit like a secretly sexy librarian.