Mark Your Diary for #EFWeek2022: 14 to 21 October

The seventh annual European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) is fast approaching. This year we celebrate with the theme: Freelancers, the drivers of the economy.  The theme was chosen to highlight the fact that freelancers contribute to the European economy in many ways through their work, and not all the ways are acknowledged. In fact, during 2020 […]

How to tell Your Grandparents that You Are a Freelancer

Many think that freelancing is a difficult concept to explain to our grandparents. But, did you know that it has been around for more than a century?  It can be difficult to explain to your grandparents why you chose freelancing and not a traditional nine-to-five office job. Here is how you can explain to your […]

Freelancing and The Role It Plays In Inclusive Economic Development

Freelancing has benefits, not just to the freelancer themselves, but also to the community that they trade in. Freelancing contributes a fair bit of fund and job creation to the economy, making it a role that is versatile and beneficial.  The freelancing sector also contributes immensely to inclusive economic development (IED).   What is IED? Inclusive […]

Freelance Business Community on Being a Partner with #EFWeek

The Freelance Business Community has been an European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) partner for more than two years. Elina Jutelyte, founder of Freelance Business Community, and spoke to us about why she chose to partner with #EFWeek and what the future holds for the partnership.  About Freelance Business Month Elina started Freelance Business Community four years […]

The Growth of the Creator Economy 2022

The creator economy is growing. According to a recent report by ConvertKit, 24% of creators participating in a research study only began within the last two years.  This growth in people and businesses whose work is to create interesting and engaging content,  is influenced by the rise in use of digital technology for work, socialising […]

The Impact of the Great Resignation on Freelancing

During the past few years, much of the population had to work from home or had to take a hybrid approach to working. Because of this, many came to the conclusion that they were not satisfied with their current careers.  There were many factors at play, some of which were purely personal, but other important […]

Freelancing: The Good, The Bad, and The Unexpected

Change seems to have been the only constant over the past two years, and the workplace has been impacted immensely by this evolution. The ‘Great Resignation’ has led to millions of employees in America and Europe choosing to leave their jobs for many reasons, but for many due to a deterioration in work-life balance. This […]

How to Build up a Network as a Freelancer

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There’s immense positivity and high expectations when it comes to the freelance role in rebuilding the post-pandemic economy. Flexible employment is being seen as a viable option for businesses across the world. It will be interesting to see how this evolution benefits freelancers over the coming months and years. Why Network? Networking plays a key […]

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 […]