Thus, today's activity was to read this article from Journalism.co.uk about starting out and finding work as a freelancer; in sum:
- Freelance is hard. HARD. Difficult. Hard.
- Don't be backward about networking, because that's what will get you jobs in the end
- Make sure you pitch articles succinctly and in a manner appropriate to the publication
- Get your head around the business side of it, and don't forget to cover yourself with health insurance and a pension scheme.
The site also suggested joining a freelance forum, so I'm going to try and sign up to MediaWomenUK, if Yahoo! Groups will ever let me (seriously, Y! has never, ever liked me).