What the ACCC’s new rules on ‘unfair contracts’ mean for freelancers

From today, new rules come into force that are designed to protect small businesses from unfair contracts. Here Antonia Mochan from Freelance Australia sets out what the new rules say and what you should look for to make sure you are being treated fairly. New rules come into force today that apply to standard form contracts. That’s any contract where you don’t really get a say in the content. We’ve all been there: You: “I’d like to include a clause on payment milestones” Client: “Sorry, that’s our standard contract, I can’t make any changes.” You: *sigh* The rule are for […]

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Find out the secrets to communicating with your (prospective) clients

Find out the secrets to communicating with your (prospective) clients

Rachel and Dylan will be will be talking through these concepts at the workshop on  October 4. Book here. Communicating the value of your expertise as a freelancer will see you enjoy a more productive relationship with your clients and the bills paid.  Two experienced freelancers, public relations specialist Rachel Service and motion graphics designer Dylan Mercer will be holding a workshop for Freelance Australia in Melbourne on October 4. Dylan shares here an insight into what participants can expect. Rachel and I are both freelancers yet work at two very different ends of the spectrum. One thing we do share are […]

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3 Types of People Freelancers Should Network With Next Year

3 Types of People Freelancers Should Network With Next Year

I tend to meet anywhere between 10 to 30 new people each week at various meetups across Melbourne. Most of whom I speak to are interested in one of two things: networks, the content or both. You can spot the ones who go for purely ‘networking’ component almost immediately. Disengaged from the event’s core subject matter, they proceed to making as many introductions as they can, often drawing themselves to other primary networkers, whether they’re useful or relevant to your business or not. At first, it feels great. You engage in what seems like a seemingly important and active conversation, […]

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