If you’ve often wondered how other people structure their freelancing lives and what on earth got them into running their own business in the first place, you are in the right place for a good old snoop around… Here at Stir Up Media, I offer the chance for freelancers across the lands to answer some questions with “Freelancer Friday”, sharing their knowledge and tips on how they work day-to-day and what makes them tick in the hope that it will educate and inspire my readers and clients.
My Freelancer Friday blog series is jam-packed full of interesting entrepreneurs and freelancers, so please do have a read and get to know some truly inspiring people, you will find the full series of interviews here.
So, you’d like to take part yourself? Great!
This is a great way to share everything you know (obviously, don’t give away everything, we all like a little bit of mystery!) and as I’m a social media & networking addict, you will get shared with my Facebook/Twitter followers and join my network of connections which may come in handy, should I meet a client who might need you in the future!
Please take the questions below, answer them and email them to me along with the following bits & bobs attached:
▽ Title of email: “Freelancer Friday Feature With (your name)”
▽ Name of business
▽ Your full name & any awkward spelling highlighted
▽ All social media links, website/blog, upcoming events, etc
▽ 3 or 4 quality images to showcase your lifestyle/business, including one clear head shot of yourself.
▽ Questions/answers in a word of Google document for simple editing, as follows:
Freelancer Friday: With ( )
Questions for freelancer to answer:
So, first of all, give us a mini bio and tell us something we won’t know about you!
How long have you been running your business and what got you started?
Are you freelancing full time or part time? Do you have a second or even third means of income to keep you moving forward?
Did you launch straight into your business idea or did you spend time planning, training or even worrying before you got kicking?
Tell us about your typical working day – Are you an early bird or do you tend to work throughout the night?
What’s your biggest challenge as a freelancer?
And what’s the best element of being your own boss?
How do you manage a good work/life balance (or do you struggle with this at all)?
Where do you work from and do you co-work at all?
Do you allow yourself a regular break for coffee, exercise or lunch?
Are there any apps/tools/gadgets/people that you just couldn’t work without?
Is there anything you really don’t enjoy as a freelancer? Perhaps something would persuade you to go back to a “regular” job?…
We would love to hear your thoughts on “networking” – do you go to any regular events or meet ups to meet other freelancers?
What essential advice would you give to anyone thinking of becoming a freelancer?
Anything else you would like to add or share?
How can we find you online (and off)?
All credit to images/photos will be provided, please just be clear who to credit for each image (if not your own):
I can’t wait to feature you and your business, any questions, please do get in touch!
You can email your answers to: Jo (at) StirUpMedia (dot) com
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