*Freelance + Blogger Tips

Monday, May 20, 2019
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Today's post is a little different as it's a tips post focused on all those hardworking individuals who are bloggers and or freelancers so I hope this post can help some of my fellow bloggers and readers. I've been a blogger since 2012 and my university days but I have been earning an income from my blog as a freelance writer for the past few years and I've came across a few useful, simple tips that help me everyday.

Media Kit
The first is a simple one and that's a media kit. When I first started blogging, it was entirely different to the nature of blogging now! I only created my media kit a few years ago and it's been invaluable since then. A media kit is a summary of your business, whether you are a freelancer and or blogger, so it should include links to your social media, examples of your work, what you do and your rates as well as statistics. I've always made mine on Canva as it's the simplest website to use to get a unique, clean and organised media kit for free.

Work Space
I am lucky enough to have a home office, albeit small office and it helps to me me feel as though my self employed, freelance job is more of a 'legitimate job' and something I can walk away from instead of working 24/7 - although I end up doing some form of work, however small, every single day anyway! I'd recommend a clean, organised and sun or light filled office space as it definitely helps my productivity.

A serviced office working space would be a great option for those who don't have a home office but need a professional space for your freelance work or small online business as they combine a clean, stocked office space with none of the responsibility. Signature Works offer serviced office spaces in Liverpool from £125pm while they take care of the catering, cleaning, security and more which sounds amazing and ideal for a small business that needs more space without the stress and responsibility of buying your own office.

Spreadsheets 
Lastly, although I have so many more tips, is the value of utilising spreadsheets. I use spreadsheets to keep track of payments which I need to add to my tax form - keeping track as I go makes filling out my tax forms so much easier. I also use spreadsheets to list my blog post schedule which I can tick off when I've finished them. I'd also recommend keeping lists, notes and always having a notebook with you for on the go ideas.

What do you think of my tips and ideas? Do you have any freelance tips or tricks? 

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23 comments

  1. This reminds me I need to update my media kit! x

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  2. I've been meaning to sort out a media kit but I actually want to work with some brands properly first before I make one! As for the others, we'll leave those be! xD Great tips!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  3. I need to update my media kit soon mine is hugely out of date!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  4. i think the media kit was one of the first thing I did! instead i am now struggling to write down all the ideas I have for blog posts and to connect them.

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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  5. I totally agree a Media Kit is important. It took me ages to make one but now it makes life so much easier when it comes to collaborations xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  6. Such great tips, thanks for sharing! x

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  7. I love the spreadsheet I use

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  8. Awesome tips! I'm sending you all of my love! 🌸💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  9. I totally agree about have a workspace or dedicated area - it really helps separate work life!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  10. Media Kits are so vital, I don't know how anyone doesn't have one x

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  11. I wouldn't be without my Media Kit...although it probably needs updating!
    Em x

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  12. These are such amazing tips! I have spreadsheets and they work wonders!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  13. I need to make another media kit. I keep making them and then never updating them x

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  14. Great insight - who knows - one day I may blog too

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  15. I need to update my media kit! It's been very neglected over the past couple of months.

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  16. I seriously need to update my media kit - it's so handy to have!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  17. Google Sheets is an absolute godsend, I organise everything on mine xx

    GemmaEtc.com

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  18. I'm not a freelancer but I love a good spreadsheet to keep things organised.

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  19. Such a helpful post. I need to make a media kit.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  20. Spreadsheets are so useful for tracking payments! I also couldn't live without my planner x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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