Your flying start in freelancing

In this first of a 6 part series, Deborah Henry-Pollard of Catching Fireworks talks about ‘A vision and why you need one’.

We’re on a mission to show you how an independent career is the best job in the world. But the fact is, that university and colleges across the globe rarely point you towards a career as a freelancer.

The economy might be showing very small signs of recovery, but our experience of the last few years shows that for many corporate employees, enough is enough.  Jobs are still hard to come by and precarious, and many of us are seizing the opportunity to work for ourselves, often doing the things we love.

So, you’re standing on the edge of that career, and you don’t know where to start. Well, we’re glad you found us, because there’s a lot on this site that will help get you started. And if you can’t find it, let us know and we’ll sort it!

In this first part of our six-part video series ‘Your flying start in freelancing’, Deborah Henry-Pollard, the well-known creative coach, gives a talk to the arts graduates of the University of the Arts London about ‘A vision and why you need one’.

Articulating what you are setting out to achieve and how you will stand out amongst other similar professionals can seem like one of the hardest things to do when you set out on your independent career. Deborah uses personal experience and relevant examples to show how important, and how easy it is.

Next week, Tamsin Fox-Davies from Constant Contact will be talking about how to ‘Grow your business with email and social media’. So watch out for more in the series.

Who is Alex Butler

Hello, I'm Alex Butler and I founded the KindredHQ community and blog back in 2011 after I re-started a freelance career. I LOVE freelancing and I wouldn't swop the freedom, control and joy of working for myself for anything. But I realised how much I missed the company and energy of other people - of having a team around me. So, I got a few people together one day with our laptops, a jar of coffee and some jelly babies and we sat and worked together one afternoon. We've been doing that every week in London, UK since then! I am still 100% freelance and I like to share the everyday highs and lows of being a freelancer here on the blog.

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