Five Lifestyle Items That I, A Professional Writer, Cannot Live Without.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve learned a lot about writing for a living, and have purchased my fair share of ‘things’ that I felt I needed or that promised to make me more productive. Some of them I still use today, whereas others were quickly relegated to the bottom drawer. Here’s a little list of some of the lifestyle items that made my cut this year.

How To Take The Leap From Full-Time Employment To Freelance

Let’s face it the elephant in the room when someone decides to jump from full-time employed to a freelancer or business owner is ‘how can they afford to do it?’ So let’s talk about it.

Staying Motivated As A Freelancer – What Has Worked For Me

Motivation is a funny thing, it comes, it goes, it visits for an hour, then goes on holiday for days, you can’t tell when it will reappear or when it will vanish, but one thing is for sure, your working day is better when it’s around.

How Do Blogs Become Full-Time Businesses?

Blogging is often seen as a hobby; potentially a hobby that can generate a (sometimes very lucrative) income, but still something that is done alongside a day job rather than replacing it – a balance that undoubtedly works very well for many bloggers.  However, some blogs transcend the “hobby” descriptor and become full-time occupations. If you’ve ever been curious about…

My Top 5 Homeworking Office Essentials

It’s such a relief to finally have a home office space to work from – here are the five things I reach for most.

4 Things I Have Learnt In My First 3 Months As A Freelancer

  My decision to leave behind a reliable 9-5 job in pursuit of the freedom offered by freelance life was a relatively spontaneous one. I’d been working largely remotely for some time and figured, ‘how different could it be?’. Well, three months on and I can tell you that some of the things I have learnt have surprised me I…

Quitting a Full Time Job To Become A Freelancer

I had it all. Ok, maybe I didn’t have it all but I was doing pretty well by my generations standards. I had a degree, a career, a good salary, my own apartment and a very, very good set of secure future prospects… and I gave them all away. The metaphorical white picket fence was just over the horizon, yet the closer…