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Common mistakes freelancers make


Most freelancers start their journey in business something like this:

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Are you at a crossroads in your freelance business?


Have you ever woken in the middle of the night gripped with fear because you don’t see a future for your creative career or business?

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Don't be an April Fool at work

Mary Anne

There are a heap of tricks to be played on unsuspecting colleagues on April Fools’ Day – wrap a desk in Glad wrap, turning computer screens upside down, inviting them to non-existent meetings – the possibilities are endless.

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Freelancers: How to Negotiate Like a Pro

Circle tips story

If you’re new to the world of freelancing you’re probably still learning a lot about how it all works including the taboo issue of negotiating rates, Laura Feinstein at 99U outlines the best ways to navigate this:

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Sole Trader vs. Limited Liability... what's the difference?


When people join The Pond a frequent question we find ourselves getting asked is what is the difference between a Sole Trader and Limited Liability Company, and also if one is better than the other. Both come with their own benefits so you just need to decide which has the...

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Everything you need to know about Professional Membership

Everything You Need To Know Circle

The select few who are asked to become professional members are highly skilled and cherish their independence. In recognition of this professional excellence we ensure that the Professional Membership comes with some top benefits:

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How do I become a Pro Member?

How Do I Circle

Our core group of exceptionally skilled and experienced digital, marketing and creative talent.

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Is 2018 the year you pull the trigger on your freelancing career?


It’s more than likely you have had a lot of downtime over the summer, and it’s more than likely the idea of giving up your full-time gig to follow your freelance dream played a bit on your mind...

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Three things clients get when they call The Pond.


As New Zealand’s premier recruitment agency for creative, digital and marketing talent, The Pond is here to help you find the right people for your agency or business. All of our talent have been extensively vetted by senior agents who understand our industry and recognise the qualities you need in a hire.

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Creating a Killer CV


Recruiting managers spend less than 15 seconds scanning your CV, so you want to do everything you can to ensure yours makes a good impression.

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