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Sherlock Holmes is the most famous independent professional of all time. So here’s a fun fact: The fictional detective had a real-life secretary, who answered thousands of fan letters that were pouring into 221b Baker Street, 1843 Magazine reports. For example:
“We couldn’t possibly send a picture of Sherlock Holmes, because that might cause him problems if he were recognised in the street. As a detective, he obviously has to remain anonymous.”
Her claim says it all: “Fighting the patriarchy by making you rich” — If you are interested in financial feminism movement, this is a place to be! 💪
Looking for ways to improve Instagram use to support your freelance business? Karo Wanner’s article I Borrowed James Clear’s Instagram Strategy to Grow My Email Newsletter has some pretty smart ideas.
On October 19, we invite you all to our special free online event, Freelance Friends, as a part of this year’s European Freelancers Week. You will meet three outstanding European freelancers, sharing their stories and business insights:
Do you want to be part of this, for free, and make friends with us? Fill out the sign-up form, and you’re in!
The event will run on Zoom from 3 to 8 PM (Central European Time, October 19). There will be a Q&A after each talk and a networking session at the end.
Do you know Freelancers Union? If you’re a freelancer, you should. Based in the U.S., they have been the most influential group of freelancing advocates and activists in the world. Any freelancer can join FU for free to benefit from a range of their resources, blog, etc.
Steven Pressfield has a great trick to get your work going when you’re stuck. Just start with: “And the bad version is …“ — to take the pressure off. You’re welcome!
YouTube is launching its first-ever podcast! Entitled The Upload: The Rise of the Creator Economy, it will highlight people working in the so-called creator economy — a huge trend among freelancers and the media industry.
Loom video messaging for work is one of the most popular apps among our freelance peers in the online post-covid era. It allows you to capture commented videos and share them instantly with your clients or colleagues. The free Starter version is good enough, while the paid Business plan is $8/month. Loom is great, you have to try it out.
Freelance Business Month, Europe’s finest (and longest) event for freelancers, begins on October 1 and has just released its program packed with great guests. As of now, you can still register for free.
Note: We proudly support the event and its founder Elina Jutelyte, who is a guarantee of quality.