I’ve been freelance for a while now, and I love it. I love the flexibility, I love the work, I love the pride I feel for my business. And I … Continue Reading Meet the Megs!
Words are powerful little things. The JUST A CARD campaign is here to remind us all that every single tiny purchase is vital to helping our small businesses survive. Notice … Continue Reading “Just a Card”: Three little words, trying to change livelihoods
A while back I posted about ten things every freelancer knows. But that got me to thinking… there are freelancers who don’t know those things yet. There are BRAND NEW … Continue Reading Ten things every NEW freelancer needs
I got lost a lot when I was growing up. My habit of reading as many street signs as I could as we passed them by meant I could tell … Continue Reading Rediscovering reading: from dragging heels to devouring books
Sven is a carpenter. Sven has a carpentry business. Sven makes beautiful furniture. Sven wanted a website so he could sell his beautiful furniture online. Sven thought about all the … Continue Reading A cautionary tale
I had my hair cut today. It was long overdue and my hair and I are much happier for it. I also had one of those ‘aha’ moments while I … Continue Reading Personality matters: An ode to my hairdresser
2017. A YEAR IN LISTS: And yes. There are 101 things on the list. But the numbering went haywire in the blog editor. And while I could sort it out, … Continue Reading 101 things about 2017
Some of you may have noticed I was conspicuously absent (or if not entirely absent, very quiet) in November. You may have felt an overwhelming sense of relief at that. … Continue Reading Thank you, NHS
Once upon a time, there was a little girl. The little girl could hear birds singing outside her window and she could smell bread baking downstairs. Her parents must be … Continue Reading Once upon a time (a freelancer’s fairytale)
Last month I won something – in fact you might already know that because I talked about it here. I won a copywriting challenge on an online professionals group I … Continue Reading Work with a winner
We all have those days, especially if we work freelance or run our own business. The days when you question yourself, your skills, that you’re charging too much or too … Continue Reading 4 EASY ways to build your own cheer squad
I thought twice about using ‘creative writing’ in the title for this post. To me, creative writing was a class at school where the teacher dragged a few words out … Continue Reading Getting started with creative writing
Working from home, for yourself is great. You get to pick your own hours. You have the flexibility to plan your day, slotting in family, fun and other commitments. More often than … Continue Reading Working from home and your wellbeing
Political confusion. High pollen count (atchoo). On the face of it, today isn’t great. Add to that the last couple of weeks’ worth of news (terrorism, US withdrawal from the … Continue Reading Reasons to be happy
So UK! It’s almost election day. For many of us it’s just another day, except for a quick trip to a polling station and then keeping an eye on the … Continue Reading Not sure how to use a polling station?
There’s one sure-fire way to do all that and more, and that’s by giving away your time – even just a tiny smidge of it – for free. Go on… … Continue Reading Use your brain (or brawn), meet people, make the world a bit better. VOLUNTEER.