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Memoirs of A South African Freelancer chronicles the unique journey of Lia Marus, the South African Freelancer. Get to know Lia as she chats about her favourite things both in her work and social life.

One of the fundamental differences that I’ve found between men and women is that men never feel that they have to prove they’re supermen. Women, on the other hand, need to prove they’re superwomen by running a Martha Stewart-like home, producing meals like Nigella Lawson,...

Being at work, when you’re an employee, is easy because if you’re not in at a certain time and spend the required amount hours at your desk, the company powers that be will come down on you – hard. Being a freelancer, and working from home...

I wrote the book review below last year - and published it on another one of my blogs - but I thought some of you would like to read it - which is why I've posted it again. We all know – although we sometimes conveniently...

As an employee, learning on the job is very easy as you have access to a solid support structure of managers and colleagues to help you on your journey. However, as a freelancer you don’t have any such luxury: it’s just you, your computer and...

Dear loyal followers, At the start of every new year, many decide to dust out the mental cobwebs and embark on new projects. For this year, my new project is this blog on which I aim to talk about my journey as a Jack/Jill-of-all-trades, in other...