Life, freelancing & advice from
Ryan Gibson

Business Decisions 2019

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A long-time friend of mine in the online space Jem recently wrote a post on business decisions she had made in 2019 which have positively impacted her business and personal life.

The post was a fantastic insight into Jem’s personal development and how she strives for small, incremental changes to her life year on year. This inspired me to do something similar.

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Preventative Maintenance In Life & Business

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There’s a service within the facilities management sector which is preventative maintenance. It’s a self-explanatory service and one which the majority of facilities management companies offer.

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Self Employed Report – August/September

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Failure after just one month! (I didn’t update monthly)

Jokes aside, this will be an August/September combination report looking at what I achieved in the past 8 weeks. It’s fair to say the schools came back to our educational business with a bang! This report will again focus on the key strands of self-employment; freelancing, educational business and of course life and how I make sure I can be a good Dad/Husband.

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Home Gym/Office One Year On

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It’s been over a year since we completed our extension project which included my home office and gym. I’ve since had numerous requests for additional information on my work set up and the information around the project so I figured an in-depth post was worthwhile.

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Freelance Enquiries: Types, Qualifying & Responding

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Throughout my time as a freelancer (3+ years), I’ve had more than 110 enquiries send via my website. I have worked with a small fraction of those. Enquiries of all shapes and sizes tend to land in your inbox; primarily if you target your local area for business.

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6 Best Co-working Spaces In Leeds

Reading Time: 6 minutesThere are many pros to being a freelancer; it truly is one of the best decisions I ever made. However, like with all good things, there is the odd downside, and with me, that has to be from time to time the feeling of isolation. I’ve always maintained that my home office will be my main office however when loneliness sets in I love to venture to a local co-working space to hang with fellow creatives.

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