On Friday, I saw a job advert from a local web design agency that made me quite annoyed.
Category archives: Career
In November 2007, I took a job working from home and at first I absolutely loved it. Then, when I went freelance in June 2008, I started to mix working from home with working on-site in my client’s offices and gradually I’ve come to the conclusion that I dislike working from home; so much so
Last week, I was delighted to find out that I had been featured as a recommended creative freelancer in the latest issue of The Drum.
Last Thursday, saw the Big Chip Awards’ 2010 ceremony and this year-unlike last-I managed to find myself on stage as part of the team behind the Band on the Wall website which won Best Not for Profit Project.
This week I found myself back in the classroom learning how to make iPhone apps with some other developers.
By far the biggest marketing tool you have as a freelancer is your reputation. So much so, that a good reputation can actually negate the need for any other marketing tools completely.
The one aspect of freelancing, that in nine months, I’ve yet to enjoy are the quiet periods. However, this week, I’ve resolved to start embracing those peaks and troughs that come as standard with a freelance lifestyle.
Last week I got the news I’d been waiting weeks for – I had been nominated for a 2009 Big Chip Award.
Last week, I noticed a job listing on the GeekUp Job Board. The employers were looking for a freelance web editor with "excellent writing skills" but the wage was a mere £6.25 per hour.
Like a lot of people I’ve met in this industry, I’ve yet to have a positive experience with an IT Recruitment consultant. What are these Recruitment consultants doing so wrong and why do we all seem to hate them so much?
I’ve got to agree with Elliott Jay Stocks here, freelancing shouldn’t automatically mean lots of work. When I hear of other freelancers working silly hours, I always think, why?
Don’t get me wrong freelancing is great but there are some things that really ache about it.
Last night saw the first ever Northern Digital meetup, at Socio Rehab in Manchester. As a rule, I don’t usually go in for networking events but there were a few people I knew attending so I opted to go along.
The freelance web development marketplace can be crowded, so you have to stand out from your fellow freelancers. So last month, I decided to experiment with some new marketing strategies, in the hope of grabbing some new clients
I have decided to launch my own web app. The web application in question, is one I mentioned a few weeks ago and it is to be called Bean Counter.