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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.

When I was a 9 to 5'er, there were many times during thr day when I would stop and wish for the opportunity to work in my own home, with only my laptop for company. Freelancing wasn't  a conscious decision for me - it metaphorically...

Ever since my husband and I discovered Dolci Café, it's become our favourite neighbourhood local. We look forward to going there because we are always so warmly welcomed by owners Clayton and Jacqui that we feel part of the Dolci family. We were extremely proud to...

A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of being invited to Tsogo Sun's Tasting Table. Here, I was introduced to the incredible food produced by Deena Naidoo at Aarya's Restaurant in Montecasino. Recently, they have revamped their menu. Have a read and be...

Last night, my husband and I - as well as Monique Bernic (writer of celebrated book blog Urbanised Geek) and Nandita Baard-Ziller - were privileged to have able to see Forever Jackson at the Joburg Theatre. This production is direct from London and runs on The Mandela...

  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...