How to Negotiate a Fee and Get Paid

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Frequently, one of the most stressful areas of freelance working isn’t delivering great projects or finding your next gig but negotiating a decent fee and making sure you get paid within a reasonable timeframe. If you are just starting out, how do you decide on your market rate? And if you are well-establish but have […]

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CommsPeople Profile – Francesca B

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Please describe what you do in a couple of sentences… I’m a copywriter, marketer and PR – a bit of a comms whizz. I work with everyone from big brands to small start ups, national charities to local causes, and help them connect with their audiences to achieve objectives. I run my own business And […]

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CommsPeople Profile: Kaye H

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Describe what you do in a couple of sentences… In a nutshell, I am a freelance writer and communications specialist. Any given day consists of writing commissioned articles and interviews – typically in the travel and lifestyle sphere – for titles including The Telegraph, as well as copywriting (creating words to promote a product, a […]

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CommsPeople Profile: Reema S

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Describe what you do in a couple of sentences… I’m really curious and passionate about creating sustainable communication strategies that inform and inspire for companies and brands. My skillset and experience are extremely varied and I can help manage all aspects of corporate and internal communications, or with content creation, copywriting, digital marketing and diversity […]

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CommsPeople Profile: Stephen H

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Describe what you do in a couple of sentences… I work in comms/PR and have experience working on B2C and B2B brands including Disney and Verizon Media working with senior stakeholders across multi-national media and entertainment businesses.  I understand reputation and have worked on partnerships with brands and projects across a number of areas. Tell […]

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Top Tips for Managing Freelancers

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Working with freelancers offers a low-risk opportunity to supercharge your business or organisation with highly specialised and experienced professionals, whilst also increasing your capacity to deliver. However, to deliver projects seamlessly it pays to invest some time and thought into how you will set the relationship up and manage it through the project life cycle. […]

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Top Tips for Staying Sane as a Freelancer

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Freelancing has many benefits as a career choice, from flexibility around childcare and other commitments, to offering a wider variety of interesting projects and the chance to be your own boss. However, working from home with little contact with colleagues can become isolating over time and the lack of structure stressful. This, coupled with the […]

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How to Develop a Marketing Strategy When Launching a New Business

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Gaining those first few sales or new customers when launching a small business is hugely exciting. However, if like most startups or new businesses, these have come through your existing LinkedIn network or word of mouth, you will instinctively know this is not a scalable way to grow your market share. Unfortunately, the maxim of ‘build it and they will come’ doesn’t hold much weight […]

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