Aug 24

Journo Advice is now Totally Freelance

When I started Journo Advice I was very much of the mind that I was a freelance journalist and that most of what I’d write about would be about the business if being a freelance journalist. Since then, things have changed for me and i see myself as less of a freelance journalist and more of a freelance communicator.

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Aug 12

How to choose a niche – balancing fun, talent and profit

Choosing a niche to exploit might feel like a black art rather than a science. Here’s how I do it.

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Aug 05

Business transformation by accident

I’ve been looking back at the mix of work I’ve done over the last few months and discovered something – I’m not doing the work I thought I was. At some point, my business changed without me realising. I had a business transformation without planning.

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Jul 30

Finding Opportunities in Downturns

In a recent online discussion, a fellow freelancer bemoaned that a recent round of cost cutting at a large publisher would result in fewer opportunities for freelancers and other independent contractors. Such events are great opportunities for freelancers.

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Jun 12

The Balancing Act of Setting a Rate

Setting a rate when you’re dealing with a new client can be a tricky task. On one hand you want to ensure that you’re paid a reasonable rate but you don’t want to give them sticker shock and scare them off. Read the rest of this entry »

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