This is the second article in the MASH Shares the Stories and freelance voices series and it celebrates the experience of freelancers in Australia.
As a side project of global freelancing research, agile talent, collaborative co-leads the University of Toronto, inviting platforms across countries to share their freelancers’ experience: work, life, challenges, and the impact of remote work and covid.
- In Australia, which had over four million full-time and part-time self-employed in 2015 and has continued to grow rapidly since then, it is my pleasure to introduce mash, a fast-growing Melbourne-based independent platform in Southeast Asia and worldwide and partnering with clients such as Breitling and the one championship.
- The MASH Shares the Stories is revolutionizing the traditional work of advertising agencies and offering innovative solutions to large companies in Australia, Europe, and then the united states. Although the Mash platform includes a rich mix of senior MASH Shares the Stories from many countries, this report focuses on Australian freelancers.
The Following Are Some of the Mash Shares the Stories of Australian Independent Voices From the Mash Community:
1. Siona Single, Strategist:
I went out on my own to immerse myself in different ways of thinking and problem-solving. Thus, it was satisfying to be able to fully realize it. Now is the time to change. Change is what keeps you. On thorns in this area.
2. Anna Fullerton, Director:
I’m free to fill a role 4 days a week, so I’m lucky. I don’t feel free disadvantages. For me, freelancing allows me to experience first-hand the type of work I want to do or projects where I can express more of my style. In an agency, you can’t choose your briefs and you can get stuck working for a client, leaving you with a full job that doesn’t reflect your creativity. By adding a freelancer, I can shape the kind of job I want to attract in the long run. Then the combination of jobs can be meaning that sometimes there are no breaks, so I have to be careful to avoid exhaustion.
3. Rich Akers, Creative Director:
Just a few months in my free digital nomadic hood, I realized that creativity benefits so much from the rest that other muscles do. Creativity for me is a sprint, better in short, intense shots than in marathons, and consequently more fulfilling. Waking up in new places doesn’t hurt either: when your mind is open to new experiences, it’s in perfect condition to find the next big idea.
4. Delia Mennell, Artista / Designer:
With Freelancing There Is No Room for Complacency. As Steve Jobs Said, Stay Hungry, and This Is Freelancing. It Keeps You on Your Toes, but at the Same Time, There Is a Sense of Excitement and Challenge With Every New Project, Which I Believe Is Vital for Creativity.
5. Henry Trumble, Photographer:
Free freedom comes with a formidable adversary yourself. The key is to know how and when you work best, how to find time for creativity, and build the confidence to say no to work that does not help you achieve your goals.
6. Kat Berg, Graphic Design:
Freelancing is difficult sometimes, but I would not do it any other way. Every week is different, I am constantly learning and working with incredibly talented people. It also gave me the freedom to work and live where I want, which is a fantastic trick for life.
7. Frank Young, Video Production:
But I would not do it any other way. Freelancing allows me to find the perfect balance between doing what I love and being good. It also happens to be what people need and something I can get paid for! The perfect cigar.
8. Dave Lydiard, Creative Director
I only encounter side projects that really excite me and fill my cup. Even a little extra for the money is nice.
9. Audrey Lee, Head of Social Media
What I like most about freelancing is the absolute freedom of independence. I can live anywhere I want with a little more than my laptop and then the internet connection.
10. Caren Ng, Project Manager
I can afford to wash clothes during the break and work out in my home gym to wake up before the zoom meeting. It is not a balance between professional and personal life when you just want to live life! ”
11. Megan Riley, Creative
For me, the workload was always a bit Party or hungry. This may be annoying, but it also gave me time to explore passion projects and start a side business. I wish things were a little higher and lower, and a little wavier with the lines.
12. Wendy Syfret, Author
I really know the relationship between time and money. Doing normal work, I had no control over how they interacted. I was trapped in a circle beyond my control: I worked hard to pay for then the expensive lifestyle that I needed to justify how much I worked. The freelancer regains control. I make informed choices about how I view time and money to create a life that is informed by my values, not by others.
13. Kashi Somers, Creative Leader
For me, freelancing opens the door to possibilities. Some find comforting roles, but I see them as a huge constraint. Work does not allow me to work freely, to offer dreams to clients just because I can, and it certainly does not allow me to have an unlimited salary or work-life limits.
14. Kara Ter Morsche, Copywriter
Freelancing Lives in the present. It is the excitement of every new Blank page. It is the syndrome of swindlers. He stops in the middle of then the walk, asleep to write creative ideas in his notebook. They are young people. New perspectives. New conversations. It’s Uncertain but hilarious. And when do you get great customer feedback? There is nothing better.
15. Michael, Director/cinematographer:
For me, freelancing is the freedom to experience many worlds in one career. One day I could be on stage abroad and then go home writing suggestions for another day of filming in the studio.
16. Ainsley Pope, Strategic Communications:
I work a hybrid professional life with part-time permanent and independent. This is the result of 20 years in the world of consultants, consumers, and companies. Hybrid style means that my clients and my part-time employer benefit from different ideas in real-time that would otherwise only be accessible through research and networking. We exchanged this business model when I learned that my personal value proposition is the largest currency with which I can trade.