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  • Jenny Stallard

Getting through winter quiet patches as a freelancer

Updated: Jan 5

Winter as a freelancer can be a hard slog.

And if work is quiet, we can begin to panic.

But there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of the time when clients aren't knocking on the door so that you're raring to go when they do!

❄️ Do a self-appraisal: This is where you look back at what's working, what isn't and what you might want to do instead. Go through how things are for you, perhaps write a list of ideal clients and try to find out who you'd contact at different companies.

❄️ Get involved in freelance events - there are lots of networking groups to join, such as ones run by IPSE or Business Buzz.

❄️ Tidy, organise and clear out - if times are quieter, use the pause to tidy up, shred paper, organise those receipts...

❄️ Do a social media cleanse - go through who you follow, who you're connected with and make sure your bio is working hard for you.

❄️ Polish your freelance CV - if you're not sure where to start, check out the Freelance Feels CV workshops or book a CV one on one coaching session.

❄️ Be kind to yourself as well as your business. Make time to stretch, to exercise, to rest, eat seasonal and well (yay, soup season!). Fuelling yourself well will help you stay focused and happy.

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