Nov 07

Getting stuck in the upgrade cycle

As a freelancer, you probably don’t have time to keep updating your phone, tablet and computer every few months. Aside from the time, there’s the risk involved in upgrading your equipment. Sometimes, features are changed, compatibility with critical applications is broken and, from time to time, the upgrade process breaks leaving you in a lurch.

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Sep 18

Five things to do when the work dries up

The last month has brought me a challenge that, until now, I’d not had to deal with in my freelance business. Several jobs that were booked with regular, reliable clients were cancelled meaning that my work and financial planning were laid to waste.

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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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