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I'm at Sydney's VIVID IDEAS!

The topic: The Future of Work is Freelance

Brace yourself kids, I'm bringing you a huge panel event as part of this year's Vivid program.

Bringing together a panel of experts who not only freelance but also work hard for the vested interests of the Australian freelance community, The Future of Work is Freelance is about exploring freelancing in an honest and positive way.

We’ll cover landscape such as what it’s like to freelance in Australia, the challenges faced plus a special highlight on key areas such as developing a client base, presenting yourself well in the market, managing stress and issues, and finding the right support on your journey.

This panel discussion is designed to give you proper information on how to freelance well in Australia while also having your voices heard on the future of freelance. Whether you are considering taking the plunge or you’re an old salt in the freelance world, we welcome you.


Early bird ticket price is only $20 + BF

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A friend of mine and a fellow freelancer posted something interesting on Facebook this morning: 

"Just watched a great video by Phil Libin, founder of Evernote, on the wrong and right reasons to be an ‪#‎enterpreneur‬ and start a business.

Start a company to ‪#‎changetheworld‬ and ‪#‎savehumanity‬ and not for money, power, flexibility, or boredom."

What do you think of this? I'm interested to hear your thoughts. 

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*Do you live in QLD? Are you female?
Do you work mainly from home?* 

Check this grant out from the QLD government.

Closes 24th Sept

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Something to remember as we toil away. 

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Loving the rain after 4 weeks of sunshine. Really helping me concentrate! 

Do you find yourself influenced by the weather? 

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Editorial Associate (6 -12 months Contract) - Media & Business Development | Sydney

Twitter’s Global Media team delivers the best content that reaches, engages, and delights the largest daily audience in the world, working directly with media companies and high-profile users on the platform across many different areas including sports, politics, entertainment, music, and news.

This role sits within Media Content Strategy, a team responsible for shaping content and programming strategy for Global Media, coordinating with partner managers around the world to help bring the best content to Twitter’s users.

We’re looking for a skilled curator of Twitter content to identify the best Tweets, photos, and videos in real-time. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of one or more mainstream content verticals such as News, Sports, Entertainment, etc. and has experience collecting Tweets around a theme in those areas. She/he will use those skills to present unique content experiences in real-time to Twitter users. She/he will also be able to demonstrate a thorough grasp of regional media law.

This position is full-time, on contract for at least 6 months. Candidates will need to be available to work nights and weekends.

Success in this role is measured by:

Identifying the best Twitter content around events or global conversations
Selecting the most engaging events and conversations on Twitter
Working efficiently and accurately under time pressure


Curate live streams of Twitter content across various topics
Weave stories from sequences of Tweets
Identify events and emerging trends on Twitter that will drive unique content experiences
Provide feedback on use of internal tools


Work experience: 2+ years of experience working in a national newsroom
NCTJ Diploma or equivalent covering media law
Deep knowledge of one or more content areas (News, Sports, Entertainment, Music, etc)
Experience curating Tweets in real-time or for publishing
Extensive experience in using Twitter— preferably as a tool in reporting
Experience with newsgathering tools like Tweetdeck, Dataminr for News, etc is preferred,Job

Hey guys- I'm doing some on the fly research and was hoping you might be able to help me.

When you decided to shift to your own freelance career, what were the key motivational factors that got you to pull the plug and make the change?

No answer to small or too large!

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Are you wondering if you should do free work?

Here's a great little blog from +Health Writer Hub on the situations where free work can be OK. 

Check it out and see if you agree. 

#freelance   #volunteer   #marketing 

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NEW TOY ALERT: This was made by an Australian entrepreneur. 

It's a little easy to procrastinate with. What do you think?
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