It’s that time of year when you start getting messages from your well-meaning relatives asking for ideas for Christmas. The urgency sets in when you realise that if you don’t ask for something specific, you might end up with a pair of scratchy socks and a bag of Revels. So, whether you’re self-employed or buying for someone who is, we’ve got some great ideas you’ll love. Keep reading our freelancer Christmas gift guide to discover some presents that will (hopefully) make someone you care about smile.
Quitting my job during a pandemic: Why Craig stepped down from management to join Content By The Sea
In March, the whole world sort-of lost its mind as the full extent of the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Here in the North East, I was the Head of Content and Outreach at Inspired Agency, working out of a nice office in an old converted...
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. With over 675 million monthly users, the platform is a goldmine for portraying your brand message far and wide. Just like Facebook and Instagram, LinkedIn users are at the mercy of an algorithm that dictates how your content will perform.
While it may not be the first platform to come to mind, LinkedIn is a highly effective tool for promoting your creative business. Whether you’re a copywriter (like me), designer, illustrator, animator or any other type of creative freelancer, LinkedIn can be a fantastic outlet...
As a freelance copywriter, LinkedIn is one of my main revenue drivers. The leads I receive on LinkedIn at all inbound – meaning I don’t (typically) read out to other people with a sales pitch. Equally, I’ll caveat this article by saying that this is a slow burn approach.
Hey everyone, I’m Lauren McWilliams Owner and Photographer of For You Photography™ and I was over the moon to be asked to write a guest blog for Content By The Sea all about personal branding and photography.
I’m a few years late to this trend but I am now officially a bullet journal-er(?). At the start of April, I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole after researching which graphics tablet to buy (I got the XP-Pen 12, in case you’re wondering). Before I knew it, I’d consumed 100s of hours of bullet journal content from the likes of Amanda Rach Lee (Queen of BuJo), Abbey Sy and Kalliopi Lyviaki, among others.
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s latest docuseries The Tiger King yet then what have you been doing? Unless you’re a very busy key worker, you’ve got no excuse for not tuning into this small-screen masterpiece.
I can’t help but think about the impending mental health crisis on the horizon in a post-pandemic world. Not just my own, but that of the entire global population. From the inevitable depression caused by weeks (potentially months) of isolation to the social anxiety sparked by lack of face-to-face contact… It’s all a bit worrying. And worrying is what I do best.