Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

Freelance Friday 01: Hunting Jobs Online

Right, let’s get this Freelance Friday series going! I thought a good first run might be a series of posts on the process of a freelance gig, roughly sequentially. So I’ll start off with a couple of posts on hunting out jobs online, as often, if you’re early career or starting out, you do tend to need to go hunting. So I’ll cover a few a few of my thoughts and experiences with jobs posted online.

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I probably don’t need to tell you that creative industries have a problem with the perceived value of our work, and that there are a billion and one “job” ads online that expect free or practically free work. Basically, if looking to find gigs online, there’s a lot of junk to wade through. That said, I’ve had some great experiences with lovely clients found online, and when you’re early on in your freelance career, you may not have a lot of people knocking on your door. So here are my tips for dredging through the junk looking for gems… Continue reading