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Slow payers – the bane of a freelancer’s life?

Don’t get me wrong, I love being a freelancer: I relish being able to choose what tasks I accept and decline, I love being my own boss and working when it suits me (even if that often ends up being more than I’d anticipated!), I even thrive on the inevitable isolation. 1,126 more words


Self Employment Opportunity -- Novel Writing Course

Writing a great novel is still one of the most popular goal for the average American.

But quite honestly, most people can’t write, don’t know what to write or don’t know where to being. 240 more words


Eclipse 20 March 2015

Because working from home means you can stand outside your front door, staring into a box and inviting your neighbours to do so, too. 22 more words


Maternity Stay: Freelancing and parental leave

It’s almost time: I’m about to “go on maternity leave.” Accept I’m not “going” anywhere. I’m not “leaving” anything. My work, rather, is leaving me, at my own request. 702 more words


I'm not miserable. I promise.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been getting an increasing number of the same type of comment/question, to the point that it’s now happening on a daily basis: “Are you absolutely miserable?” 598 more words

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The joy of freelance – a personal story

I can still remember the heady excitement of becoming self-employed over 17 years ago. I had planned it for 6 months, the market was ripe and I was ready. 547 more words


Working lunch

One of my favourite things about working from home is being able to have whatever you want for lunch: no more preparing a hastily-assembled packed lunch before you scuttle out of the house at the crack of dawn, or buying a sandwich lunch on the hoof in your lunch hour. 699 more words

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