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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.

  A number of weeks ago, Justin Griesel - marketing man from Zomato, sent me one of those e-mails which only comes around once so often. "Dear Lia," he started off. " As one of thr regular users of Zomato, we are pleased to offer you the attached...

It's the freelancer's worst nightmare: that awkward e-mail or phone call from one of your best clients in which they say that they are very sorry but owing to a number of reasons they can no longer  keep taking advantage of your services.  It's nothing...

As a freelancer, you are your business. People buy into you. They buy the service you are offering. Their buying decision depend on the service you give them: If you give them a great service, they'll keep coming back. However, if you keep on promising...

It was a rainy evening and we were stuck in the middle of rush-hour traffic. “So where is this place?” my husband asked rather tetchily. (He hates traffic – with traffic in the rain being higher on his dislike list - hence the reason for...

A week ago, I had the good fortune to be invited to a tasting extravaganza at Tsogo Sun’s Lucé at the Southern Sun Hyde Park. Nine of the executive chefs who head up the kitchens at some of the hotel group’s flagship establishments prepared a...

One of our favourite passtimes is to try new breakfast spots on a Saturday or Sunday morning. And so, it happened, that last Sunday morning I turned to hubby and said: "I feel like trying a new place for breakfast." So, we hopped onto Zomato...

I must admit, when it comes to thr music of Queen I can't say that I am their greatest fan. Don't get me wrong: I enjoy listening to their music but if I had the choice I would prefer to listen to a Queen CD rather...

This morning, while at the gym, I was catching up on my reading. Specifically, I was reading back issues of Entrepreneur magazine. What caught my eye was an article in the April 2015 issue entitled Ideas are Worthless. Here's what it said. Dylan Kohlstadt, author of...

  The strong desire to break free from organisational shackles had become so overpowering in the later years of my career that it was becoming almost impossible to resist the temptation every passing day. The need to stop the atrocious wastage of time spent commuting (six hours...