walking the line

Walking the line, everyday

We will always advocate the free agent life here at KindredHQ. As far as we are concerned there is no contest. But the reality is that sometimes the choice becomes much harder. Every freelancer, no matter how talented they are, has periods of time when there is no work. Sometimes that’s a week or so, […]

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6 ways to keep your creative juices flowing

Picture this.  You wake up, full of resolution to develop the best work that you’ve ever done.  Today is the day. But your inspiration has got up, thrown an almighty strop and left the building. And the problem is that your clients are metaphorically tapping their fingers on the table looking for you to produce […]

Jelly Babies

The magic of jelly

Got cabin fever working at home? But unsure of venturing out to work with others?  Here’s our guide to help you join in the revolution. So you’ve made the leap into freelancing and the independent life.  Tick.  You’ve quickly realized that working from home isn’t doing you much good and having done your google homework, […]

Colourful licorice candy

It takes all sorts

Are freelancers and independents simply a bunch of misfits?  Well yes and no.  But we’re happy like that, aren’t we? We are continually amazed at the sheer diversity of freelance talent around us here at KindredHQ. Is there anything that binds us together?  We wondered what would happen if you were recruiting for someone with […]

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Fear, creation and freelancing

Yiannis Pelekanos is stepping out from the dark and admitting he’s scared. So… I’ve not really written much over the last couple of months. As much as I want to call it an extended hiatus, its not really been by choice. Its been fear. Well, and procrastination. But mainly fear!  I don’t know whether it’s […]

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Massive action

KindredHQ members can participate for half price at £5 per session.  Next session Saturday 17th November. We’ve written so many times about the blockages that stop you from being totally amazing when you are working for yourself.  Procrastination, fear, lack of confidence.  We’ve all been there. So when one of our KindredHQ members told us […]

Tracey

A homeworker’s SOS

I haven’t been out for a few days.  As I walked out this morning with slightly bleary eyes.  I wasn’t even sure what temperature it was outside. Let alone whether I would be able to speak coherently. Ordinarily, I’m what you might call a gregarious type.  I love the company of other people.  And it’s […]

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How to Avoid Procrastination

Some top tips from Carole Ann Rice… Is there something in your life you keep putting off?  Do you find yourself needlessly surfing the net, watching Jeremy Kyle or eating direct from the fridge to avoid something? Perhaps you are trying to ignore that difficult phone call, tacking your tax return or studying your last […]

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