Kindred HQ

It's what work was supposed to be

It doesn’t matter what your profession is. You may be a creative freelancer or an IT contractor, but you will share a common bond with anyone who works independently. If you are nervous about leaving behind your friends, team and the perks of corporate life then be reassured that you’ll be coming into the huge,… read more


6 easy ways to get what you want

I’m not a great believer in ‘you can do anything you put your mind to’ as a way of getting what you want in life.  That heavily overused phrase doesn’t take account of human psychology and motivation. It makes it sound like all you need to do is sit down and think really hard about… read more


Today’s the day to start

At this time of year, many of us are thinking about how we can make changes that will improve our quality of life and enrich our relationships.  Perhaps you’ve had time to think about your job and have decided that it’s time to make a change? Traditionally, we would have started looking for new versions… read more


Get unstuck with a book

Sometimes, you just need a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing again or to reassure you that you aren’t alone in ploughing your own furrow. I’ve put together this list – a lot of personal favourites and books that have helped me get out of a rut or challenged me to think differently… read more


3 ways to get out of that rut

It is the scourge of freelancers everywhere.  Because we often work alone, we are reliant on ourselves to keep our motivation levels up and keep going.  But for all sorts of reasons, it’s tough to keep your chin up all the time. I know this feeling well.  You get up, get the laptop out and… read more


Stop trying to be a super-hero

Anyone who freelances will tell you that there is your life is a constant juggling act as you try to manage life, clients and simple day-to-day administration. Some of us even get quite good at it.  You know what they say about going to a busy person if you want something done. But it also… read more


Learn the secrets of crowdfunding

Join us on 23rd October to learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. So you have a great idea?  Your once in a lifetime opportunity to make your mark and make a living doing what you love? Whether you are launching a film, a new brand of chocolate, funding your community project or Facebook… read more


Get a little help from your peers

Next Mastermind Group is on 28th October 2014 You spoke. We listened.  What the KindredHQ community really want is a way to spur each other on and share experiences of running their freelance business. What’s a Mastermind Group? You can’t beat the energy, commitment, and excitement of a Mastermind Group and we’ve adapted the tried… read more


How do you describe your unique offer?

How many times have you been approached at a meet up or networking event with a question – ‘what do you do’? I wince at this question.  It’s very difficult to say what you do when your independent career is varied.  Many of us have ‘slash careers’, when you have a number of different hats. … read more


5 must dos to get you off the ground

There’s unprecedented growth in the self-employment market, and it’s a global movement.  Originally fuelled by economic recession, when many people were displaced from full time jobs, it has now finally become the preferred choice for many. The interesting thing about this growth spurt is the number of people who are starting new freelance careers later… read more


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