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WELCOME to the FEU Training blog. This is the place to catch up on training news relevant to freelance members, such as details of bursaries and funding streams, as well as providing links to appropriate websites and information. Every month we will focus on a different subject area – a Hot Topic – relevant to the business of being a freelance from a training perspective


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Business Planning (1) – the reckonin’

Ever heard the old joke, when a woman asks an old man for directions to the local theatre? He looks at her for a long moment and says: “Well, I wouldn’t start from here!” Funny thing is, people often make

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Keep working (3) – marketing methods

It’s crucial to show prospective clients what you have to offer. However, again and again in our workshops, it is clear that many freelances are not marketing themselves well – often because they are not fitting in the time (amongst

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Keep Working (2) – ensuring your skills are marketable

One of the ongoing challenges that freelances face is adapting their skills and learning new ones to ensure that we can fulfil the skills demand of our clients on an ongoing basis. We need to identify which new skills are

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Keep working (1) – the cycle of freelancing

Working in the creative fields, on a range of projects, can be a truly exciting way to earn a living. Freelances by nature are go-getters, risk-takers, flexible and adaptable. Otherwise we would all have settled for a steady office job. But

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Realistic Optimism (4) – enjoying the journey

Over the last three blogs, I’ve talked about making good plans, staying motivated and developing resilience. There’s another important aspect to consider – making sure you enjoy the journey! Sometimes we reach our goals and find out they’re not all

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Realistic Optimism (3) – developing resilience

According to Wikipedia, “Psychological resilience is an individual’s tendency to cope with stress and adversity.”  There are many other articles on the web explaining the key aspects of resilience, such as optimism, feeling in control, adept social skills, flexibility, problem

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Realistic Optimism (2) – finding your motivation

Ever had a really great plan, clear goals, and actions so obvious it didn’t seem possible to fail… and yet somehow, nothing got done? Having a fantastic plan but no motivation is like having a brand spanking new Ferrari, but

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Realistic Optimism (1) – planning for success

By life coach Muriel McClymont If we want to achieve our dreams, being optimistic is important but it’s not quite enough. If we look at our idols and think, “I could do that,” but take no action to achieve whatever

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Audience engagement via social media (2)

Twitter Foundations Many people are not maximising the potential of Twitter to market their work because they don’t understand how to engage their audience/s and create two-way communication. This series of four posts aims to help you do this with

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Audience engagement and professional development via social media

Many people are not maximising the potential of Twitter to market their work because they don’t understand how to identify and engage their audience/s and then create two-way communication. This series of four posts aims to help you do this with Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and email – to identify your audience/s and encourage it/them to look at what you are communicating and to actively respond.

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