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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by administrator, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member


    Freelance UK has now been up and running for almost three years and we have enough time to give something back to our readers - this fourm!

    We hope you find this forum to be a good place to discuss the issues affecting you as a freelancer - or anything else for that matter.

    Kind regards

  2. Lupita

    Lupita Member

    Hi admin,

    Love your photo! :eek:

    This forum looks fab - so thank you! Finally a place that makes us free agents feel like we have somewhere to belong!

    I may even be able to find a logo designer on here to do a bit of handy work for my Ltd. So, any takers out of the magnificent seven or so members!?

  3. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Lupita!

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

    We will be advertising the forum shortly so hope to get a few more freelancers in there chatting about whatever they are up to.

    You like my photo? I do have a few more teeth than that thank gawd! Give you three guesses :)
  4. MickeyFinn

    MickeyFinn Administrator

    Heh, I know who you are...

    Was at h9is best in the early days I reckon, best thing he did recently was read the football results.

    Funny as!

    Well done on getting the forum up, look forward to seeing a few more freelancers on here :)
  5. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member

    Well done!

    Yup, got to love The Fall, many years of entertainment!

    Thanks for the You Tube link, had not seen that - absolute quality :D
  6. jacollins

    jacollins New Member


    Lovely picture, definitely your best side I reckon.
  7. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks JA, my mum said my best side was the back of my head, she always felt better when I was walking away :(
  8. SharpClause

    SharpClause New Member

    Hello all :D Nice to see a bunch of freelancers - recently taken the plunge so am keen to have a virtual pub where I can come and hang out occasionally. Really like the site. Lots of good stuff and I've already given myself a good talking to about time management :eek: ahem! Have had lots of interesting stuff on and am too prone to getting too engrossed and then not getting enough sleep.

    I've got one of these free Business Start Up day course thingies to go to in January - anyone been on one? Sounds pretty useful, especially to a tax numbskull like me.

  9. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member

    Hi SharpClause - thanks for the intro! Love your nick and avatar - I'm scared of you already :D

    Glad you like the site, there really is a lot of info knocking about on it so am sure you will find some bits to help you in your lifestyle choice to go freelancing.

    How's it going with building up the client list?
  10. SharpClause

    SharpClause New Member

    Hi! Thanks for the welcome :D Nah the sharp claws are for clients who give me grief! ;)

    I've been doing some work on Elance, and getting in touch with contacts from ages ago when life got in the way and I stopped writing for quite a while. Have got myself registered on a couple of freelance sites but Elance seems to be the best option for the work I'm interested in doing. My daily time management is pretty rocky right now because I get too engrossed in a project and then find I'm not getting enough sleep .. doh! :rolleyes: I need to set myself a fixed target deadline for each day really. Anyone got any strategies that work well?

    But I've just landed a really interesting project which I'm hoping will pan out into an ongoing contract, and have a couple of clients who will be coming back for more. And just finished one which was heaven on a stick!

    Oh the joy of working for oneself ...!!!

    How about you guys?
  11. SharpClause

    SharpClause New Member

    ermmmmm ... :confused:
  12. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member

    ermmm indeed! Filthy spammers...
  13. SharpClause

    SharpClause New Member

    Ah! I did wonder. Filthy spammers indeed. grrr

    I thought for a moment it was a satirical dig at search engine optimisation keywords and nonsensical articles but obviously I was being too kind :D chuckle

    Incidentally - I've discovered a way of nailing the first rough draft on the page. Timer on the mobile. Set it for ten minutes, or thirty, or whatever, write like hell and there you are. First extremely rough draft ready for fine tuning and tweaking and polishing lovingly with teak oil. Fun too. I just hope no-one rings just as I'm rounding the last bend :D
  14. Natz

    Natz New Member

    I thought it was time that I stepped in and said hello, I have been scanning here for a while now. Great forum and the resources are fantastic, I sincerely hope that it grows and that lots of us step in and help one another.

    About me: My name is Natalie, I have been attempting to be a freelancer for a couple of years now since redundancy, but I have the business sense of a flea (not much help even if one thinks one does have talent) and thank goodness my husband earns enough to support us or else we would be squatting on a park bench by now. I am an experienced print designer, but have spent the past couple of years teaching myself web design and own a few sites now that I love dabbling with.

    Lets get this forum buzzing, there are plenty of us out there that need the support ;)
  15. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    Yeah I'd like to second that, I only came across this site last week and the resources here are really useful..........nice job!
  16. hochongs

    hochongs New Member


    Marriage is a 3-ring circus: Engagement Ring, Wedding Ring, Suffering.
  17. Lupita

    Lupita Member

    Just want to extend a 'warm welcome' to Glebe and Natz

    Was chewing the fat about freelancing and how this site is a must with a fellow freelance over the New Year.

    He said he was self-employed (CGI, special fx) but saw himself as 'too niche' to sign up here, or in the directory. Oh well it's not my business that will suffer as a result.

    'Freelance UK' - maybe it's for freelancers in the UK. Anyone?!:eek:
  18. w i l l

    w i l l New Member

    Helloooooo. Like the way this site is UK based.
  19. MickeyFinn

    MickeyFinn Administrator

    Hi w i l l.

    Thanks for signing up! Yup strictly UK :D Makes a change eh?
  20. w i l l

    w i l l New Member

    It wont last long. Can't wait to see the $ sign.

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