The SAFREAN Bringing you the latest news in South African freelancing
MESSAGE FROM SAFREA
We hope that January has been treating you and your freelance career splendidly so far.
At SAFREA this year, we'll be working hard to get freelancing in Southern Africa the recognition – and reward – it deserves. On that note, we'd like to ask for your help with our 2017/2018 SA Freelance Media Industry & Rates Survey. We'll be sending out details soon.
We understand the challenges that come with freelancing, so we'll be setting up events and spaces where you can find the support you need for sustained success. We're looking forward to sharing these with you over the next 12 months. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter account to find out what's happening near you.
This month, our awesome newsletter photographs have been provided by Kim Stevens. If you are a photographer and would like to add your work to our growing SAFREA image library, please get in touch with our social media manager, Laura Dubber. It's a great way to introduce a wide audience to your skills.
Let's make 2018 the Year of the Freelancer!
SAFREA IN THE NEWS
"The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) joins the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a call for the release of all unjustly jailed journalists around the globe. SAFREA supports the democratic principle that journalists should not be imprisoned for doing their jobs."
February - December: Meet and greet fellow Safreans at a Coffee Club near you! Watch this space.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: THIS COULD BE YOU!
Every month, we feature a sterling Safrean and point readers to their profile. It helps our members to get out there and build a reputation in the field. Right now, we're looking for hard-working members who'd like to see their name in lights ... or the newsletter, anyway!
If you'd like to be next month's featured member or know someone who should be, give us a shout!
FREELANCING TIP OF THE MONTH
At SAFREA, we're always on the lookout for time-saving tricks and business insights to help our members take their careers to the next level.
This month, we thought we'd share our Rates Guidelines. We'll be updating them soon, but in the meantime these may help in answering the golden question: How much should I charge?
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