If anyone was to write a guidebook on how to become a successful freelancer - we think Monica Shepherd from Mark My Words would be a pretty good choice! Not only is she a superstar wordsmith, but she has also managed to nail the process of having clients come to her. So...
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The freelancer blues. We’ve all had ‘em right? It can be a bloody rollercoaster living our independent lifestyles - free from the chains of corporate servitude and just doing what we want, when we want. Well, that’s not quite true. On a daily basis we can be juggling e...
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Our villagers get to be involved in some amazing projects with awesome clients and this month we’re shining a spotlight on Sara-Jane Austen - a graphic designer from Wellington who specialises in visual branding and web design. As you can see from her work below - she...
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Spotlight on Bron Alexander

December 1, 2021
Our villagers get to be involved in some amazing projects with awesome clients and this month we’re shining a spotlight on Bron Alexander - a designer and illustrator based in Hamilton. As you’ll see from the work below, she is just incredible! And we’re so proud to ha...
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For more than 10 years, Rocketspark has been dedicated to making sure New Zealand businesses had access to easier, more effective and affordable websites. Which is why Rocketspark knew acquiring The Freelance Village was going to be a great step forward for not only its inte...
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Who are you?

I was a commercial lawyer in a national corporate law firm for over 12 years, working long hours, getting paid well but stuck in the rat race.  I looked to the partners and didn’t want their life for my future.  So I went on an OE and did consulting gigs while I ...
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We’ve all gone to the doctor one time or another and forked out mega bucks to just be told we have a virus and there’s nothing that can be done - apart from rest and fluids. But I don’t think many of us have gone to the reception desk and said ‘look, I didn’t ...
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Here’s a story all about how, my life got flipped, turned upside-down… oh whoops no sorry, wrong story! What we actually have below is how a freelancer – a content marketer and expert in SEO – was able to help a business achieve more than double their previous y...
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Do you sometimes feel like you’ve got a ton of great things to say about your business, but none of it appears to get through to the people that matter? Or maybe you’ve got an amazing service that makes people’s lives easier, but when you try to communicate this, the m...
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One thing I struggle to understand is why so many businesses still focus heavily on having ‘bums on seats’ in a physical office. Yes, for some organisations there is no getting around it, but I want to appeal to more business owners to challenge their thinking. Is it abs...
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