Four steps to freedom – how we ditched the 9-to-5 to travel the world

Four steps to freedom – how we ditched the 9-to-5 to travel the world

We’re delighted to have Catherine Toms of Smithfield Digital writing for us about her experience as a digital nomad. She and husband Stephen are running a Digital Nomad Masterclass¬†at General Assembly on 8 September for those that are keen to gain a deeper insight into what it means to head off on the road and work at the same time. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to trade it all in for simpler times and sunnier climes? To jump off the conveyor belt of life and press pause? One day, we’d give up the 9-5, the commute […]

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Negotiating your rates – a few ideas

Negotiating your rates – a few ideas

General Assembly Melbourne recently hosted an event on Career Negotiation Strategies and invited me to help out, by running one of the discussion sessions. Though not targeted at freelancers particularly, I was interested to hear the keynote: we know from our events with freelancers that knowing what rate to set, and negotiating that with clients is one of their biggest worries. So here are the top freelance-relevant tips I took from the keynote speech by Johnathan Maltby, career and personal branding coach: Present your value, not your needs – when thinking about rates, some websites suggest working out how much […]

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