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How to work mindfully and beat distractions

I've spent long swathes of time being "too busy" with an inability to beat distractions. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I enjoyed it. In my head there was…
Maternity leave freelancer - Caroline Allen

How to take maternity leave when you’re a freelancer

At 22 weeks pregnant, now seemed like a good idea to start looking into how to take maternity leave when you're a freelancer. Freelancing - or being self-employed - and maternity leave…
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…
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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…