Freelance Heroes Day 2019: My takeaways.

At the end of May, I was completely honoured to be invited to speak at Freelance Heroes Day in Wolverhampton. When I started out in my freelance journey, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. To be honest, I'm not sure anyone does. You might think you know...

“I’ve got to save myself!”

Isn't it funny how hypothetical situations work? It's so easy to have an opinion when you aren't staring the reality of it in the face. It's easy to say "I'd never do that" or "Of course I'd do that". But really, I don't think anyone knows what they would do...

24 Things I Have Learnt In My 24 Months In Business

24 months. That's two whole years. Two years of Lunax. Actually, that might be a teeny tiny lie. Although I've been doing this for 24 months, 'Lunax' wasn't created until a couple of months in. In fact, I started my business journey freelancing as 'Francesca Irving - Marketing' (creative, I...

Mental Health: Let’s keep the conversation going!

Last week, I lost a friend and colleague to suicide. It's not my story to tell. But the wider story is one that needs to be told. Rewind a few years and mental health wasn't something many people understood. It was either a taboo - something to be kept hush...

5 ways to land a client when you’re a freelancer

5 ways to land your first client So, you’ve decided to give freelancing a go. Or perhaps your sights are set on creating a larger business structure. But how are you going to land that first piece of paid work? By this stage, I’m going to assume you’ve checked off...

Keeping a Small Business Going Through Personal Problems and Mental Health Issues

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"]Life is hard. Being a parent is hard. Running a small business is hard. So combine all those things together and you've got a whole load of hard. But when life/God/the universe decides to test you by throwing some sneaky little challenges your way...

Six In Six – November 2018

There are only six weeks to go until Christmas, so I thought it would be the perfect time to create a new Six in Six to give myself some new goals to complete. For anyone not familiar with the Six in Six concept, it’s basically where you choose six goals...