The government has finally announced a financial support package for the UK’s 5 million self-employed and freelancers, as the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown has seen them struggling to earn a living. So what are the provisions in place? We take a look… … More Coronavirus UK: Financial Support for the Self-Employed and Freelancers
It’s not just a new year—but the start of a new decade! If you want 2020 onwards to be a roaring success for your freelance career, then January is the time to plan for the rest of the year. Whether you’re setting New Year’s freelance resolutions, 2020 business goals, or a structured plan for freelance success, it’s a great time to plan a happy freelance hustle. So, here are some freelance goals you might want to consider. … More How to Have a Happy Freelance Year in 2020
If you’re considering switching full-time life for freelance life, it’s good to get a taster through a side hustle. But your personal time can take a serious hit. So, let’s see how to balance a 9-5 with a side hustle. … More How do you balance a freelance side hustle and a full-time job?
With Brexit news and IR35 updates, here’s your quarterly news update for Autumn 2019—keeping you in the know about things that might affect your life as a freelancer.
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We compare money, the job, and the working environment to assess the key differences between the employed life and the freelance life… … More Employee vs. Freelancer: What’s the Difference?
If you want to become a freelancer, it’s tempting to jack in your 9-5 tomorrow. But rushing into the freelance lifestyle can leave bills to pay. So when is the best time to quit your job and start freelancing? Check out the options… … More When Is It Time to Quit Your Job and Become a Freelancer?
As freelancers, we often miss out on formal learning opportunities, but the 2019 Festival of Enterprise expo offered free seminars from business experts. For those who couldn’t attend, discover what I learned from Dragon’s Den star Piers Linney, an MBE businessman, and Facebook’s Louise McCabe… … More Top Tips from The Festival of Enterprise Expo 2019
Last week was World Mental Health Day, so it seems like a pertinent time to talk about freelancers and mental health. At any one time, one in six people suffer from a mental health problem, and freelancers particularly seem to struggle with specific issues such as isolation. So today, we’ll look at the issues and … More World Mental Health Day: Freelancers and Mental Health
Every month, we’ll interview a successful freelancer to give you insider insights. Last month, you saw what I do as a freelance editor. Today, we’re pleased to be joined by writer and speaker Sally Jenkins, so you can find out about the life of a published author, freelance writer, and public speaker… … More Insider Interview: An Ecologist
Every day, the UK news is seemingly awash with debates about Brexit’s potential effect on the economy, jobs, house prices, immigration, the high street, and more. But within those discussions, freelancers have been largely neglected and forgotten. So, let’s talk about how Brexit might affect freelancers and what you can to mitigate the potential Brexit … More What Does Brexit Mean for Freelancers?