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Solo is a free “freelance business masterclass for indie designers and creatives,” written by Benek Lisefski from New Zealand, who has been freelancing for 18 years.
In total, there are one hundred articles divided into ten sections: 1. Basics, 2. Business and entrepreneurship, 3. Value and pricing, 4. Clients, 5. Communication and professionalism, 6. Reputation and marketing, 7. Design and creativity, 8. Design process and strategy, 9. Lifestyle and productivity, and 10. Future of work.
As Europeans come out of lockdowns, Mick Jagger teamed up with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, ex-Nirvana) to celebrate it with a new song Eazy Sleazy 🤘 Anyway, wouldn’t you like to be that energetic when you are freelance at 77 like Mick?
How to start as a freelancer in the digital age has been the topic of a recent down-to-earth interview with Elina Jutelyte — founder of Belgian Freelance Business Community and the upcoming online conference for freelancers in marketing and sales.
Love them or hate them, virtual meetings are here to stay, predicts The Economist in an insightful article on the upsides and downsides of remote work. Many of them also apply to us freelancers, who used to meet in-person with clients. (Enter your email to pass Economist’s paywall.)
To stay in touch with hundreds of sources in your industry, Feedly app comes to the rescue. It enables you to monitor blogs, websites, podcasts, etc. with very little effort via RSS, while saving your inbox and time from clutter. A free version is available, while the Pro accounts add support for monitoring Twitter content, Google keywords, as well as newsletters.
BitClout seems to be a serious attempt at building the first decentralized, crypto-based social network — and it is booming. Go get your free account to play around, and follow Freelancing.eu’s Robert Vlach to share some future thoughts on freelancing.
Madeira’s digital nomad village Ponta do Sol attracts remote workers from all over Europe, CNN reports. The new project Digital Nomads Madeira Islands seeks to combine a local coworking hub with surrounding village housing for up to 100 remote workers to support the international community coming to the Portuguese archipelago (located north of Canary Islands, another EU’s nomad getaway).
Mushrooms, Alternative alcohol, Digital health and wellness, and Branded merchandise are the four hot freelance trends for 2021, according to Forbes’ contributor Elaine Pofeldt and her source 99designs.
If you run or manage a coworking space, the Coworking Symposium 2021 free online conference will be happy to have you, on April 15. Its unique concept brings together researchers and people active in the coworking industry from all around the world. Last year’s recording is also available.