Freebies

  • To-Do List

    FREE

    Need a simple to-do list you can scribble on and stash in your bag? Our free printable is designed for freelancers with specific sections to help you keep on top of all your tasks. Print it out and fill it in to have a handy sheet detailing everything from clients to call to pitches you have to send. Combine it with our handy Pitch Tracker and you're all set.

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  • Rate card

    FREE

    Do clients often ask you for your rate card? Here’s a handy one you can customize in Word with the services you offer and fees for each. Includes space for your logo and contact details.

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Cool Tools

  • Pitch tracker

    $4.95

    Keep track of everything from story ideas to client proposals with our new, at-a-glance pitch tracker, a user-friendly Excel spreadsheet. Interactive graphs help you monitor projects at every stage, as well as your overall ‘pitch success’ rate throughout the year.

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  • Income tracker

    $4.95

    Log your income and expenses with our handy income tracker. An interactive dashboard reveals your monthly earnings – and what you’re spending your hard-earned bucks on! Simply print out at the end of your tax year and give to your accountant.

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  • 40 essential tools for freelancers

    $2.95

    Looking for the best websites, apps and free or paid services to boost your efficiency and productivity - and save you money? We've collected 40 of our favourites tools that are perfect for people who work for themselves - covering a range of areas including money, project management, writing/brainstorming, photo-editing, interviewing and transcribing, file storage and much more. It's the only list of freelance resources you'll ever need!

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  • Expert tracker

    $2.95

    Do you often forget to add experts and case studies you interview to your little black freelance book? Find it all too time-consuming to track down experts you interviewed for future stories? This is the solution: an experts file where you can not only enter in experts as you file stories, but add in each person's speciality so you can easily search for them and find the people you need next time you're writing on that topic.

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Ebooks and courses

  • EBOOK: 25 Scripts For Freelance Success

    $6.95

    Tricky situations are part and parcel of running your own business, but our book of handy scripts will get you out of a jam. Includes scripts you can use for a range of common scenarios – from raising fees to negotiating for repeat business, dealing with scope creep or crafting the perfect pitch to an editor. Praise for the book:

    "Grab this book for an instant infusion of Rachel's 15 years-plus experience, with tactful and sensible solutions to the gnarliest questions, trickiest clients and stickiest situations in freelance life." Fran Molloy, long-term freelance journalist 

    "Rachel Smith is the person freelancers across the country turn to for insights into how to harness their skills to suit the many ways publishing continues to evolve. The fact she shares her brilliant wisdom in this easy-to-use book makes this invaluable, no matter what stage your career is at.” John Burfitt, Editorial Director, JBMedia

    “This book gives you all the ammo you need to handle negotiations with clients and editors like a pro, including some very clever ideas for ways to get more work and better pay." Debbie Elkind, Freelance Copywriter & Editor

    "Rachel Smith is the industry leader when it comes to insider information in traditional and digital publishing. Easy to use, accessible and a must-buy for anyone working in publishing." Kathy Buchanan, Editorial Director, Pinstripe Media

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