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Freelance pitfalls to avoid

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People are turning to the freelance and contract world during this pandemic and we completely get it. The world of freelancing is exciting and it is brimming with possibilities, not to mention the perks. Want to work at home? No problem.

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What you need to consider before you go freelance: A checklist

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Before I joined 99U last fall, I freelanced full-time for five years in New York City, writing for places like ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company, and New York. While I was ultimately able to thrive on my own, the first year was rough.

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Essential steps to making a killer portfolio

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You have the ability to capture the attention of a creative director in a single glance of your portfolio, so it’s vital to get the details right. What is the most compelling way to curate your images? How do you best present your designs? And what are the important mistakes...

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5 Minutes with Talent Director Leighton Howl

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Marketing Ambassador, Ashan Marambe sits down with The Pond's Creative & Design Recruitment Talent Director, Leighton Howl, to reflect on the past year, find out what’s in-store for 2020 and what he's up to over the summer break.

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5 Minutes with Talent Director Hayden Baker

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Marketing Ambassador, Ashan Marambe sits down with The Pond's Digital & Technology Recruitment Talent Director, Hayden Baker, to reflect on the year and find out what’s in-store for 2020.

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5 Minutes with Talent Director Will Gregory

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Marketing Ambassador, Ashan Marambe sits down with The Pond's Marketing, Media and Sales Recruitment Talent Director, Will Gregory to reflect on the year and to find out about what’s installed for 2020.

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5 Rituals for More Productive, Creative and Resilient Teams

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Getting people to perform at their best is hard, especially in creative environments where change is constant. Here are some regular exercises that can keep your team moving together as one.

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How do you find clients?

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The competition is only getting stronger. Here's how to get noticed and snag clients in an increasingly noisy environment.

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Common mistakes freelancers make

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Most freelancers start their journey in business something like this:

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Are you at a crossroads in your freelance business?

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Have you ever woken in the middle of the night gripped with fear because you don’t see a future for your creative career or business?

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