6 ways to diversify as a freelance and earn more – by Louise Bolotin

Earning a reliable, sustainable income from freelancing can be a challenge, but there are ways to maximise your incomings by diversifying your work, and hopefully make your own life easier. Experienced freelancer Louise Bolotin shares her top tips   Don’t be afraid of stepping out beyond pitching feature ideas and writing your commissions. You can […]

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Webinar: Personal Branding for Freelancers – Helen Reynolds

Click here to view the recording of Helen Reynolds’ webinar session.

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Freelance NUJ Membership Options

Thinking of going freelance? If so, you’ll be joining the fastest growing sector of the NUJ – and the biggest. Now making up 30 per cent of the total membership it is streaking ahead of broadcasting which currently stands at 21 per cent.* You may not know that there are 5 categories of membership of […]

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10 Top Tips for Freelances

By Tira Shubart ‘I’m going freelance!’ is something we hear more and more from friends and colleagues in the media. It’s not only because of the restructuring or cuts in print and broadcast. There’s an element of freedom and adventure in striking out on the freelance life, going free range — and a tiny bit […]

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A Journalist’s Guide to Eyewitness Media & Copyright Law – from FirstDraft News

This article was written by Sam Dubberley, founder of Eyewitness Media Hub and manager of Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps. It was published in FirstDraft News, December 2016. Eyewitness media (videos, photographs and audio clips captured by individuals at the scene of a news event) has become critical to how stories are discovered and reported. […]

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NUJ’s Freelance Fees Guide – for the work you do

The NUJ has compiled freelance rates for jobs across the media industry along with general advice for freelances. They are constantly revising the guide’s rates so please help them by sending comments and submitting rates you’ve received for work. They advise you to read the Introduction before looking up the fees if you haven’t done […]

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