The Human Freelancer

Happy and honest self-employment for conscientious newcomers

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This type of article is like dog shit on the pavement of social media. Yet no matter how hard you try to resist, it’s impossible not to have a quick sniff when one slops into your path.

So this is an apology to emancipated freelancers and the enlightened self-employed: posts on this blog entitled “3/5/7 ways to…” and “how to…” aren’t intended to steal your time. They’re meant to pop up on the radar of repressed creative individuals desperate to escape the global crap vortex. That’s if I use them at all.

Greasy linkbait techniques aside, the content inside my posts is still every bit as well-intentioned, useful and irreverent as everything else I publish here. It’s just that I have to reach out to the drone army on terms they understand. Rest assured though – there won’t be any adverts here or anti-climactic videos of sharks not getting raped by computers.

By way of apology, I’ll try to compromise on article titles with needless graphic imagery – rather like I did here (a bit).

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