How do you describe your professional role? (e.g. freelance archivist, interpretation consultant, self-employed trainer)

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* 1. How do you describe your professional role? (e.g. freelance archivist, interpretation consultant, self-employed trainer)

Which best describes your current freelance status?

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* 2. Which best describes your current freelance status?

How long have you been freelancing?

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* 3. How long have you been freelancing?

What motivated you to start freelancing? (check all that apply)

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* 4. What motivated you to start freelancing? (check all that apply)

Would you ever go back into an in-house role?

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* 5. Would you ever go back into an in-house role?

Overall, do you feel there are more or fewer opportunities for you compared to last year?

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* 6. Overall, do you feel there are more or fewer opportunities for you compared to last year?

How do you find the following aspects of freelancing?

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* 7. How do you find the following aspects of freelancing?

  Terrible Can be tricky Generally fine Brilliant N/A
Preparing tenders / pitches / bids / estimates
Getting motivated for work
Client comments / revisions
Working independently
Time management
Caring for own wellbeing
Balancing work with family / other commitments
Doing work within the time you scheduled
Meeting deadlines
Networking
Travel
Invoicing and maintaining cashflow
Doing accounts / tax return
Saving for pension
Paying for professional insurance
Getting professional development
Erratic workflow, feast/famine
Taking charge of your own career
What do you find are your best sources of work? (check all that apply)

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* 8. What do you find are your best sources of work? (check all that apply)

What do you see as the biggest challenges facing freelancers in the museums and heritage sector? Tick any that apply

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* 9. What do you see as the biggest challenges facing freelancers in the museums and heritage sector? Tick any that apply

If you could give advice to someone who is struggling with their freelance career, what would it be?

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* 10. If you could give advice to someone who is struggling with their freelance career, what would it be?

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