Robbie swapped agency life in London for the beaches of Thailand when he upped sticks and set out on his own. He enjoyed his work and wanted to follow a creative path, but he needed more control over his time.
Armed only with a lump of savings and some marketable skills that he’d picked up at university, Robbie took the leap and figured out as he went along.
Sian took a leap of faith when she went freelance 12 years ago, and things didn’t work out as she’d imagined. But, despite “learning a lot about getting it wrong,” Sian’s found a way to make freelancing work, and she’s ready to share everything she knows.
Devon was hooked from the beginning. He worked full-time for several years while freelancing on the side, but eventually, the FOMO got too much.
When a friend’s mum told him “You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories,” Devon was convinced. He gave up his full-time job at Xero, moved to another country, and set out on his own. This is his story so far.
Lots of freelancers pass over the opportunity to enter awards, probably because they think they don't stand a chance of winning. Having talked to plenty of past entrants, I want to show you that there are many ways you can benefit from entering, even if you don't win.
Since I’ve produced 150+ episodes of the Being Freelance podcast over the past four years, people often ask me for help when they’re thinking of launching a podcast. So, I’ve written down my answer to that often asked question. My advice and list of essential gear for podcasting.
Every freelancer had to start somewhere. Even the people who seem untouchable and at the top of their game had to find their first client - you can too with these 5 proven ways to get started being freelance.