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Could a productised consulting model be right for you?

You’ve worked hard, invested in your professional growth and repeatedly contributed to successful project outcomes. All of this effort has finally paid off: you’re now…

Going global – Consulting is no longer a remote possibility

How to start a remote consulting business Consulting is one of the fastest growing professions and is one of the few sectors that managed to…

What are high-earning freelancers doing differently?

The onset of the pandemic and the ensuing shift in the way in which companies have been forced to operate, with many of their staff…

How I Made It – Amal Dua

Tell us a little bit about why you decided to embark on a freelance career! It’s not something I planned for, it happened quite naturally….

Freelancing 101: 7 areas to focus on when facing a scope creep

Let’s face it; we’ve all been there at some point. Caught up in the whirlwind of a disintegrating project. It unfolds in pretty much the…

How to prepare for interviews with start-up clients

Advice from a start-up founder In the new talent economy, many independents go back and forth between permanent jobs and contracting. Whatever your situation is,…

Guide to hiring independent talent – Part 2: Role scoping

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”…

How to leverage Community platforms as a freelancer

The power of community Psychologically, being part of a community is a vital part of the human experience. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the…

Freelancing and Mental Health

On June 7, 2022, Outsized CEO Johann van Niekerk hosted a webinar about the importance of mental wellbeing for freelance professionals. In this webinar, co-host…

How to grow your independent consulting practice

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and the way that companies do business. Three years ago, it would have been impossible to…