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How do I know if I'm cut out for freelancing - Caroline Allen

How to know if you’re cut out for freelancing

My journey to freelancing ‘And when I’ve finished, you can tell me how I can improve.’ My first boss looked at me, smiling almost demonically. Her eyes wide and unblinking.  It was…
Caroline Allen New Years Resolutions

How to keep your New Years’ Resolutions going

We’re now mid-way through January and the resolutions optimism you had on 1 January has completely disappeared. If you’re anything like me, you’ll start talking yourself out of your New Year’s resolutions…

Sentinel Dome Yosemite - Caroline Allen

My freelancer goals and aims for 2020

I wrote a post on my 2019 freelancer goals and aims last year and it really helped me to get a structure in my head of what I want to achieve. I’m not…

Powerscourt hotel - Caroline Allen

Getting ready for autumn: A freelancer’s guide

I love Autumn. There’s nothing like the first time I feel a slight chill in the air in the mornings. As a Brit, I’m almost programmed to yearn for warm and cosy things. As a freelancer,…

tea cup and laptop - Caroline Allen

5 tips to prepare for a busy month

Hi! It’s been a while. I think that part of (if not all of) the reason I’ve been a bit lacking on my blog is because I’m using all of my inspiration…

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When Your Hobby Becomes Your Full-Time Job

When Your Hobby Becomes Your Full-Time Job Most people with a ‘side-project’ will admit that their goal is for their hobby to become their full-time job. I’ve been asked a few times…

My 2019 Goals

My 2019 Goals

A lot of people don’t like goal setting in January – or ever. It’s currently trendy to carry on from December to January as if years just didn’t exist whilst simultaneously calling out…

What If I Don’t Make It?

I’m 28 and now is the first time in my life that the ‘what if I don’t make it in my career?’ question has entered my mind. For me ‘making it’ looks…

Alternative Ways To Save For Retirement

Alternative Ways To Save For Retirement Pensions aren’t for everybody. They offer the perfect retirement solution for some people; particularly those who are employed. But, there’s a reason that 2/5 self-employed people don’t have…