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Amplify your freelance career: 10 key resources for freelance journalists


Amplify your freelance career: 10 key resources for freelance journalists

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Kiril Stoimenov — Marketing and Communications Manager
March 05, 2024

Following the success of our initial release, we are happy to offer an expanded collection of valuable resources to empower freelance journalists.

As strong supporters of journalism, we understand freelancers' crucial role in shaping the industry's narrative. That's why we have curated a comprehensive set of resources designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in your freelance endeavours.

Please take a deep dive into our latest collection to elevate your professional growth and success.

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1. Well-being for Freelance Journalists:

Explore methods and receive tips on managing stress, combating digital overload, and prioritising self-care. Our online training session is designed to help you sustain energy and focus throughout the day while fostering a healthier work-life balance.

2. Safety Toolbox for Freelance Journalists:

Discover resources to identify and address both physical and digital threats faced while reporting independently. From risk assessment guides to digital security protocols, our toolbox equips you with the knowledge and tools to navigate hazardous situations with confidence.

3. Contracts & Insurance: Key Elements to Freelancing Safely:

Get expert guidance on freelance publishing contracts and insurance to protect your well-being. Led by industry expert Anna Therese Day, this training provides valuable tools and tips for negotiating agreements that keep you safe.

4. Digital Security for Freelance Journalists:

Learn practical tips and tools to enhance your digital security and safeguard your online presence. In today's digital age, protecting yourself from online threats is paramount. Join our digital safety expert, Ela Stapley, as she shares best practices for mitigating digital risks.

IJ4EU's Freelancer Support Scheme provides grants to cross-border teams of journalists made up predominantly of freelancers who can benefit from an extra layer of tailored support. The scheme will provide around €500,000 in grants in 2024/25, along with training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

5. Risk Assessment for Freelance Journalists:

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to assess and address potential risks while reporting. From identifying physical threats to evaluating digital vulnerabilities, our training session with Colin Pereira provides essential guidance for ensuring your safety in any journalistic endeavour.

6. Entrepreneurial Skills for Freelance Journalists:

Learn strategies commonly applied by entrepreneurs to differentiate yourself and create value in your freelance work. From budget management to audience engagement, our training with James Breiner offers practical tools for fostering success in your freelance career.

7. Five Money Mistakes Freelancers Make and How to Avoid Them:

Gain practical advice on managing finances, handling cash flow, and addressing overdue invoices. Seasoned freelancer Anna Codrea-Rado shares insights into overcoming common money management challenges, empowering you to take control of your financial well-being.

8. Audience Development and Community Building for Freelance Journalists:

Learn how to effectively build and engage your audience across various platforms. Our webinar equips you with the tools to cultivate a loyal audience that supports your journalistic endeavours, whether it's through a newsletter or podcast.

9. Personal Branding for Freelance Journalists:

Learn how to develop a personal brand that aligns with your personality and career objectives in this one-hour webinar. Abigail Edge will share tips on creating a strong personal brand that enhances your professional visibility and credibility.

10. Social Media for Freelance Journalists:

Find creative ways to leverage social media to showcase your work, grow your audience, and enhance your personal brand. Join our webinar with Abigail Edge to learn strategies for crafting engaging content and maximising your impact on social platforms.


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