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Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The Tax Farm, the accountancy service dedicated to freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners.  The right accountant is more than a number cruncher and tax return filer – they’re your business guardian, helping you make better financial decisions.  Talk to John at The Tax Farm today and quote ‘FFJ15’ to claim your exclusive 15% discount.

Our podcast is perfect for anyone looking for top tips, advice and insider secrets on how to be a successful freelance journalist.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers, to bitcoin experts, and current affairs broadcasters.

You can check out the most recent episode of the podcast here. And you can find more detailed information on any episode including show notes and resources at our dedicated page.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

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“The tips, insights and guidance the podcast has offered have been invaluable in helping me prepare to go from a staff role to freelance. It feels like the climate is changing rapidly as a result of the work you’re doing, which has given me the encouragement I really needed to give it a go full time.”

BBC Staffer

Setting up a newsletter Freelancing for Journalists

In the last episode of series 3 we speak to two newsletter writers / freelance journalists about how they started. Lottie Gross, travel writer and co-author of Talking Travel Writing, discusses how she set up her newsletter during the heart of the pandemic whilst Alistair Lane, author of Write at Home, talks us through the challenges of launching his jobs newsletter. The Guests Lottie Gross @lottiecgross Alastair Lane @AlasdairJMLane Resources Talking Travel Writing https://travelwriting.substack.com/subscribe (https://travelwriting.substack.com/subscribe) Write at Home https://writeathome.substack.com/ Freelancing for Journalists https://freelancingforjournalists.substack.com/ (https://freelancingforjournalists.substack.com/) Substack newsletter platform https://substack.com/ (https://substack.com/) MailChimp newsletter platform https://mailchimp.com/ The top journo newsletters https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-newsletters-journo-freelance/ (https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-newsletters-journo-freelance/) Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The Tax Farm, the accountancy service dedicated to freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners.  The right accountant is more than a number cruncher and tax return filer – they’re your business guardian, helping you make better financial decisions.  Talk to John at https://thetaxfarm.co.uk/ (The Tax Farm) today and quote ‘FFJ15’ to claim your exclusive 15% discount.
  1. Setting up a newsletter
  2. Writing for specialist titles
  3. What commissioning editors want
  4. Diversity
  5. Sports Journalism
  6. Working Outside London
  7. A dualcast special with Jobs Bored
  8. Imposter syndrome
  9. Disability: barriers, opportunities and tackling prejudice
  10. Fighting for fair pay

 

 
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