A Freelancers Guide To Staying Motivated for Your Goals

At the beginning of the year, the majority of us set out goals that we wanted to achieve in 2022. However, January has already passed and some of our goals have slipped through the cracks. Though, you can still pick up these goals and reach them by the end of the year.  Here is how: […]

Tips On How To Succeed As A Freelancer

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Written by: Saskia Steyn The freedom that comes with freelancing grows more and more attractive with the growth of the gig economy. There are certain traits and habits that successful freelancers develop to ensure their business keeps growing.  There are many challenges that freelancers face in the industry of course. Freelancers are the only group […]

Feedback received for #EFWeek2021

The sixth annual European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) concluded on 24 October 2021. Since then we have collected some feedback from our attendees, organisers, and our presenters.  The European Freelancers Week was created to help freelancers join together so their voices could be heard. Freelancers in Europe don’t have access to basic civil rights, and – […]

Research Shows the Future for Freelancers

Neveen Saied, a Ph.D. Researcher and Online MBA Tutor at Vlerick Business School focused her studies on the experiences of freelancers, or independent consultants. She has been doing research on this topic for two years. Her studies focus on how freelancers can proactively create resources – such as behaviours and cognitive capabilities that could help […]

EFWeek Closing Event: The Fight Won’t End

The annual European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) has concluded but our fight for freelancers to have access to basic civil rights is far from over.  #EFWeek concluded the end of October 2021 with a successful event where Elina Jutelyte, from the Freelance Business Community, and  Jeannine van der Linden, Director of the European Coworking Assembly spoke […]

Marleen Deleu: Grow Your Freelancing Business

Marleen Deleu is the director for trends and insights at NextConomy – on a mission to bring acumen and expertise to the freelance workforce and users of contingent labour in Belgium. NextConomy is a unique, independent knowledge platform and community in Belgium for everyone involved in the changing world of work. Their ambition is to […]

The European Freelancers Week Kick-Off Event

Stand up, speak up, show up – this was at the core of the kick-off event of this year’s  European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek). More than ever before, freelancers need to stand together to grow the economy we want to see.  If you were unable to join our event – we are happy to share some […]

Lode Schoors: Advice from a Freelancer to Freelancers

Lode Schoors has been a freelancer for about 10 years, and he is passionate about all things related to marketing. For 80% of his week he deals with marketing agencies and the rest he spends on Opdrachten.be with his business partner Bavo Verstraeten – who you might remember from this blog.   His role is to […]

Helping Freelancers Find Their Voice

Glen Hodgson, Founder and CEO of Free Trade Europa and Secretary General of Platform Economy/Plattformsföretagen the largest Platform Economy trade association in Northern Europe shared some insights on how freelancers can find their voice. Free Trade Europa’s activities since start of the pandemic Free Trade Europa was doing reports and studies on gig economy, project […]

Alison Grade: The Evolving Freelance World

Alison Grade: The Evolving Freelance World

We had the chance to sit down and talk with Alison Grade, the award-winning entrepreneur, freelancer and author of the Freelance Bible. She has helped numerous entrepreneurs turn their ideas into scalable businesses. Alison gives us a  trip down her career path as she talks about how she started working in the creative film and […]