The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Communication, Digital, Freelancing |

This week I didn’t get a dog called Zoe. It turned out she was mad – constantly scanning the environment, looking for threats. She paid not a jot of attention to people. I knew we wouldn’t see her again if she was let off the lead. She would bolt and keep on going, not least because she didn’t recognise us as owners she should return to. She reminded me of the attitude I met when I went freelance. The doom merchants, like mad Zoe, would...

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The awkward business of marketing ourselves

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in Freelancing, Marketing, social media |

Creative freelancers may like to think they’re special. But we are just like accountants, lawyers and architects. You can be the most talented award-winning creative in Scotland and yet, like anyone else who provides a service for a living, you still need to market your business. And unlike widget manufacturers we can’t stack words, images or websites on a shelf and use in-store promotions to sell them. We have to market our business, which...

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