14 inspiring books for freelancers

Sometimes, you just need a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing again or to reassure you that you aren’t alone in ploughing your own furrow. I’ve put together this list – a lot of personal favourites and books that have helped me get out of a rut or challenged me to think differently […]

How to find your sparkle

It is the scourge of freelancers everywhere.  Because we often work alone, we are reliant on ourselves to keep our motivation levels up and keep going.  But for all sorts of reasons, it’s tough to keep your chin up all the time. I know this feeling well.  You get up, get the laptop out and […]

6 ways to detox after leaving your job

Sounds a bit harsh perhaps, but to be honest, that’s often how you can feel after leaving your corporate job.  You start your career with the very best of intentions, but find that 6 months into each job you can find that you’ve got very little in common with the culture.  So many people leave […]

7 reasons to daydream

Freelancers have a bad press when it comes to procrastination. But I wonder if taking minutes or hours out of your working day to daydream is actually very good for you. The neuropsychologists seem to think that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and learning.  In other words, how we are effective […]

10 reasons to love being independent

Of course, there are millions of reasons why you love working for yourself. But I’ve chosen 10 of my favourites.  They are a great reminder whenever you get a bit stuck and wonder whether you should go back to a regular salary. 1.     You just have to make enough money. Working for yourself means that […]

5 ways to get fit for freelancing

If you sit at your desk, dreaming of the day that you don’t have to deal with all the office politics, wondering if it’s possible to have days when you actually achieve something, then this is for you. First of all, let me reassure you.  Freelancing is about being free.  You really will benefit from […]

8 PR tricks every freelancer should know

There comes a time when all freelancers and independents have to face the possibility that their business needs a PR refresh. Some are lucky enough to gain most new clients through word of mouth, which is infinitely better than any press coverage, but if client prospects are drying up and you want to try a […]

5 ways to kickstart ideas

Sometimes, I can be an ideas volcano.  They are popping out all over the place.  I don’t much care whether they will work or not, because the sheer volume of ideas means that some are bound to stick. The thing about ideas is that you can’t control when and how you are going to have […]

11 must have books for freelancers

We all need some extra stimulus from books sometimes, particularly when we are wrestling with a presentation or simply trying to come up with a name and idea for our business. We’ve put together a list of the top 11 books that we turn to at different stages in our freelance career and we’ve reviewed […]

Our top 10 free-agent gurus

Drum roll please!  Here’s the KindredHQ guide to the TOP 10 people who inspire us, make us laugh and remind ourselves not to take ourselves too seriously every day. At Number One:  it’s got to be Seth Godin hasn’t it?  Well he has written over 14 books (we’ve got most of them) including Tribes: We […]