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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.

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...

I have a confession to make.  I am very susceptible to others' opinions of me and what they think that I must do. I don't think that any freelancer - newbie or experienced - hasn't falled into this trap. Unfortunately, more often than not I tend to take...

I wrote this post last week, during the 'lull' period between Christmas and New Year. I hope that it provides you some inspiration as you head out into the new year.   It's been incredibly hot here in Joburg  these last couple of weeks so this past...

If I were to pose the question above to you, what would your response be? Would you reply that you don't have a story to tell because you have no desire to pen a book? Or would it be something else?  I believe that we...

One thing I loathe and detest about Unisa is that they release exam results in the evening. Last semester, Unisa consistently released results between 7.30 and 8pm in the evening. Unfortunately, the university wasn't as nice this semester and released results in the early hours...

I'm sure that you've heard the old saying: it's not what you know but who you know? What you know does play an integral part in life as a freelancer because unless you know, for example, how to edit people won't come to you to edit...

An associate  - with whom I had had business dealings with in the past - contacted me on Facebook about 10 days ago asking if I would be interested in collaborating with him on a new business venture. Knowing him to be an innovative thinker...

If someone doesn't tell you about Voodoo Lilly Café, chances are very good that you won't know that it exists as this restaurant is nestled in the heart of suburban Birdhaven next to a handful of shops. It's off the beaten track of most people. As far as...