Newsletter archive

Issue 101 - December 2016

Season's Greetings

Issue 100 - November 2016

Meet the 6 clients who pay their freelancers late

Issue 99 - May 2016

Download GetSmarter's Ultimate Freelance Starter Kit

Issue 98 - December 2015

22 nuggets of wisdom – no chicken livers

Issue 97 - August 2015

New nomadic workspace | Meet a freelancer from Rustenburg

Issue 96 - June 2015

10 things I wish clients knew

Issue 95 - May 2015

To freebie or not to freebie?  

Issue 94 - April 2015

Working in coffee shops 101

Issue 93 - March 2015

Getting your name out there on a small budget

Issue 92 - February 2015

How to get more clients

Issue 91 - November 2014

What to do when things go wrong

Issue 90 - July 2014

8 things freelancers need to start saying now

Issue 89 - June 2014

How to manage your financial admin

Issue 88 - April 2014

What goes into a comprehensive brief

Issue 87 - March 2014

The anatomy of an invoice

Issue 86 - February 2014

The anatomy of a cost estimate

Issue 85 - January 2014

7 things all freelancers should do at the start of a new year

Issue 84 - December 2013

Happy holidays with HALF PRICE portfolios!  

Issue 83 - November 2013

5 things to do as you wind down the year  

Issue 82 - October 2013

Freelancentral’s guideline rates for 2014  

Issue 81 - September 2013

Freelancentral's Rates Survey results | The best advice for setting your freelance rates

Issue 80 - August 2013

2013 survey on SA freelance rates | Online writing courses for work and play

Issue 79 - July 2013

Freelance rates have not increased since 2009 | Who to tell about your brand new business

Issue 78 - June 2013

Making meetings meaningful | Blowing your own freelance trumpet

Issue 77 - May 2013

An interview with Stacey Vee | How to get a great brief 

Issue 76 - April 2013

Using social media to shamelessly self-promote | So you think you can 'lance?

Issue 75 - March 2013

10 of the funniest things my clients have said | 10 things that really good freelancers do

Issue 74 - February 2013

Take a coworking seat at the Inspiration Playground | We've simplified our pricing

Issue 70 - September 2012

Obvious things to consider when developing your brand  |  Content Strategy Forum 2012

Issue 69 - August 2012

Email signatures: informing, branding, bragging or bamboozling?

Issue 68 - July 2012

Bad ad behaviour: a call for stories  |  Which type of freelancer are you?

Issue 67 - June 2012

7 things I wish I could tell some clients  |  Most common freelancer mistakes  |  Winter sale

Issue 66 - May 2012

SPECIAL ISSUE: Play + fun + a little silliness = creativity!

Issue 65 - April 2012

Get paid without hassles  |  Receive discount from GetSmarter  |  An interview with Marnhe du Plooy

Issue 64 - March 2012

A letter to a nightmare client  |  Reasons to become a freelancer  |  An interview with James Hurford  

Issue 63 - February 2012

Freelancentral's Birthday Sale  |  Copywriting vs reality TV  |  Back to the future  |  How to screen clients  |  Meet Leo Minnie 

Issue 62 - January 2012

Freelancentral birthday sale  |  Going corporate  |  Reasons why not to freelance  |  Meet Martin Hatchuel - freelance writer

Issue 61 - December 2011

Lessons learned in 2011  |  How much holiday should freelancers take  |  Defending social media managers  |  Meet Euodia Roets - freelance designer

Issue 60 - November 2011

Business advice from Ina Paarman  |  Awkward moments  |  Meet freelance writer Nonhlanhla

Issue 59 - October 2011

5 types of clients freelancers face, what you should know before taking freelance full-time and an interview with Kirstin McKenzie.

Issue 58 - September 2011

Reasons why we love freelancing, you get what you pay for and why there is so much bad language on social media. 

Issue 57 - August 2011

New placement, business plan tips, A Dry Write Season and how to spot a fraudster.

Issue 56 - July 2011

Should you have a Facebook page for your freelance business? - Miss Driver ponders the lack of thorough, responsible and formal briefings for freelancers - How your band can rock Facebook

Issue 55 - June 2011

Freelancentral Winter Sale - New Freelancentral placements - Miss Driver: But is it work? - Lessons from a big pitch

Issue 54 - March 2011

What scares freelancers - Giving advice to juniors - Resources on Freelancentral

Issue 53 - February 2011

Asking for advice from a senior freelancer - PayPal enables international freelancing - Should your clients be on Facebook?

Issue 52 - January 2011

January sale - Putting your rates up - Digital marketing trends for 2011

Issue 51 - November 2010

Get ready for Survivor: Freelance! (2011 edition)  -  Holiday marketing tips  -  Polishing your lance for the New Year

Issue 50 - October 2010

A copywriter's letter to her client - Multi-channel marketing - Designer USB stick up for grabs

Issue 49 - September 2010

Enter our competitions and win! - Expand your empire - Google Instant - We're hiring

Issue 48 - August 2010

Breaking the rules - Networking tips - Writing effective web copy

Issue 47 - July 2010

Blog better - Take a holiday - Declutter your office - Get-together reportback

Issue 46 - June 2010

20% sale - 'Back to basics' and admin tips - SEO for dummies - Cape Town get-together

Issue 45 - May 2010

Referral fee dilemmas - Screening clients - NetProphet 2010

Issue 44 - April 2010

Setting boundaries - Being social - Before you start freelancing...

Issue 43 - March 2010

    Stress-free pitching - Website analytics for your business - Freelancers and finance

Issue 42 - February 2010 

    Last few days of our 40% discount  -  Clients to be wary of  -  Tips for email newsletters

Issue 41 - January 2010

Freelancentral turns 4! - Big portfolio discounts in February - Our new division launches

Issue 40 - December 2009

 Christmas greetings

Issue 39 - November 2009

 Avoiding the malls  -  A freelancer's wishlist  -  Getting holiday traffic to your site

Issue 38 - October 2009

Why travel is good for freelancers  -  The Silicon Cape  -  A day in Pike's new life

Issue 37 - September 2009

Marketing tips - Productivity from Pike - PPC uncovered

Issue 36 - August 2009

Spring Special: 20% off portfolios - Freelancer characteristics - Being honest & authentic online

Issue 35 - July 2009

SPECIAL ISSUE: Freelancer's diary - Domain name nightmares - SEO copywriting

Issue 34 - June 2009

SPECIAL ISSUE: Inspiring and useful online resources for freelancers and marketers

Issue 33 - April 2009

 Securing a great contract in a recession - Putting yourself out there - Do you tweet?

Issue 32 - March 2009

When the going gets tough - Cost-effective marketing - Portfolio tips to stand out

Issue 31 - February 2009

Spec work - Online portfolio advice - New team member

Issue 30 - January 2009

Recession-busting tips - Charging for value not time - Art of self-promotion

Issue 28 - November 2008

20% off all portfolios - New reference policy - Future planning - content that kicks

Issue 27 - October 2008

Learning from Suits - On thin ice - Internet marketing Web 2.0 style

Issue 26 - August 2008

Creating the right impression - Entering the blogosphere - Procrastination

Issue 25 - July 2008

Turning scarcity into abundance - Finance fears - Terrible Tuesday Syndrome

Issue 24 -  June 2008

Freelance survey results - Taking a client brief - Why I went freelance

Issue 23 - May 2008

Freelance survey -  US Reportback - Meet Gareth Pike

Issue 22 - March 2008

Contract a winning team - Shark attacks - Jo wins trip to the States

Issue 21 - January 2008

 A dozen reasons to use freelancers - Christine answers your questions

Issue 20 - November 2007

 Member testimonials - Getting the best from a freelancer - Firm foundations

Issue 19 - October 2007

 Projects and placements - Search-friendly web design tips

Issue 18 - September 2007

Get set for summer - Converting traffic into action 

 Issue 17 - August 2007

No more free listings - It's not what you say, but how you say it

Issue 16 - July 2007

The new professionals - Freelancentral on Facebook - Staying connected

Issue 15 - June 2007

Projects and placements - Social media: Follow the conversation

Issue 14 - May 2007

 Online word of mouth - Translating your website

Issue 13 - April 2007

The 80:20 rule - Getting traffic to your website

Issue 12 - March 2007

 Design Indaba 2007 - Kak - duidelik! - Success stories

Issue 11 - February 2007

 Small but strong - The new black - CITI's 2007 VeloCITI programme

Issue 10 - January 2007

Doo be doodle - Design Indaba

Issue 9 - December 2006

End of a great year - Portfolios from a client and freelancer viewpoint 

Issue 8 - November 2006

Resources for freelancers - Promote yourself on Freelancentral - Business Warriors 

Issue 7 - September 2006

 Freelancentral Lite - The Giving Exchange - Success stories

Issue 6 - July 2006

 Redefining giving - Freelancers: The ideal resource

Issue 5 - June 2006

 Helpout - Tips for clients AND freelancers

Issue 4 - May 2006

 Feedback - Helpout - Showcase

Issue 3 - April 2006

 Portfolios live - References

Issue 2 - March 2006

 Tips on setting up your portfolio