Welcome To The Freelance Lifestyle
Your hub of practical tips and advice to live your best freelance life, from bite-sized promotion tasks, to working from home wisdom, from freelance coach Emma Cossey!
Welcome To The Freelance Lifestyle
Your hub of practical tips and advice to live your best freelance life, from bite-sized promotion tasks, to working from home wisdom!
Are you freelance, or thinking of going freelance?
Do you feel like you’re constantly treading water in your freelance life, worrying where the next bit of work will come from?
Do you feel anxious that you don’t have a strategy, plan or goals, so you feel like you’re constantly reacting rather than being proactive?
Or perhaps you have no idea where to even start with freelancing, and you’re feeling overwhelmed?
Would you like to feel back in control?
Would you like to have more predictive (and a higher) income each month, without resorting to getting a job?
Would you like to know exactly what you have to do each day/week/month to achieve your goals?
Would you like support and accountability, from a freelancer who has been there (that’s me, a freelancer of ten years!)?
If so, I can help!
Through 1-1 freelance coaching, I help new and established freelancers get focused, get accountable, and get achieving those goals.
Ways to work with me…
I’m Emma Cossey, a long-term freelancer, mum and all round digital geek, and I’m happy to welcome you to The Freelance Lifestyle.
I launched this blog in 2011, to provide freelancers with down-to-earth support, and practical advice. I wanted it to be a kind, supportive place to get tips and advice on living a great freelance life (without the constant narrative of ‘earn six figures or you’re failing’).
Since then, the community has morphed into that friendly and honest place I dreamt of visiting when I first started out as a freelancer back in 2009. The space to celebrate successes, discuss the challenging elements of freelancing, and to connect with others on the same path. Because working on your own shouldn’t mean being alone!
“Being in the Business Lounge feels like having a freelance family – there’s always someone there to offer a helpful perspective, a piece of advice, or a virtual hug! The weekly calls keep me accountable – plus seeing and talking to other people about what’s going on in our businesses is incredibly reassuring. The coaching exercises Emma runs are where I can really feel myself being supported and stretched. I can honestly say I set and achieve goals that I wouldn’t without The Business Lounge”.
Rebecca Broad, Freelance Communicator
“When I joined the business lounge I had work coming in but was in need of a new challenge. Working through Emma’s group exercises and having the support of the group really helped me focus on what I was needing. I now have a handful of new and exciting projects and opportunities lined up for 2020 and feel I am moving my career forward”
Freelance museum and exhibitions consultant
“The Freelance Business Lounge is packed full of resources and has everything you need whether you’re at the start of your freelance journey or have been going for a while. Emma is an experienced freelancer and coach. She shares her years of experience so you can hit the ground running and not fumble your way through freelance life. She also brings her calmness to the group and is great to chat to if you’re having a wobble.”
– Lisa Pierce, Tech & Marketing Strategist
Over on the blog…
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The Freelance Teabreak is a weekly bitesize podcast for you to listen to while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil! Full of tips, news and discussion for freelancers.
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