Katie Portman

Journalist. Copywriter. Blogger.

Today is National Freelancers’s Day so it seems only right that I share some of my top tips for making it as a start-up freelancer. I’m now in my fourth month of freelancing, and although it’s been somewhat of a challenge at times, I absolutely love working for myself. I[…]

I love working from home and the freedom that it offers, however I admit, sometimes there are days when it drives me crazy. Since going freelance, I’ve had to get used to a completely different way of working – one that requires more effort and motivation than I’ve ever needed[…]

Over the last few months I’ve had a number of people say lovely things to me about my website and blog posts. It always makes my day when somebody responds to what I’ve written but whilst I really enjoy blogging, I know that it’s not for everyone. So, for those[…]

Well readers, I have some good news to share. After nearly three months of hard graft and serious mental toil, I am delighted to say that I have turned a corner and sent out my first two invoices today. Yep, not one, but two! My freelance gamble is finally starting[…]

Most of the time, when you hear or read about freelancing, all you come across are the negatives. But whilst it’s true that freelancing can be a tough ol’ gig, it’s worth knowing that it can also be pretty amazing too. Although I’m still very much a start up freelancer,[…]

It’s been just over two months since I left the comfort of a stable job to go freelance and already it feels like a lifetime ago. For those of you who are keeping up to date with my progress or who have expressed an interest in my freelance shenanigans, here’s[…]

It’s been just over a month since I started on my freelance career and I’ve already gathered a whole bundle of tools that I just cannot live without. For any inspiring freelancers out there, or for those who are simply interested, here are my top 10 ‘tools of the trade’[…]