My name’s Helen, I’m a freelance videographer and digital content producer. I’ve been doing this on some level (either part-time or full-time) since I graduated from university three years ago, and although freelancing definitely comes with its challenges, I absolutely love it.
Even though the number people choosing a freelance or self-employed lifestyle is rising every year (here in the UK, that number increased by 43% between 2008 and 2016), I don’t feel like there is much support out there people who think this way of working might be for them – particularly young people. In fact, I don’t think many new graduates really view freelancing as option – there’s a perception that it’s a route that can only be explored once you’ve spent years working for a larger company in your chosen field. While I’m sure that’s one good way to do it, I don’t believe it’s the only way. And I guess that’s why I’ve decided to start Wild and Freelance, as a place to talk frankly about the highs and lows of working for yourself.
One of the things I love about being a freelancer is that it allows me more, well, freedom to travel. There are few things I like more than exploring somewhere new, be it here in the UK or on the other side of the world. Therefore, I’ll also be using this blog to share stories of my travels, both at home and abroad.