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...
For many people, freelancing presents a very different way of working—and with it comes many benefits and pitfalls. When you’re deciding whether to pursue or persevere with a freelance career, it can be difficult to weigh those up. However, there’s one stand-out pro and one noticeable con of the freelance lifestyle, and these might help … Continue reading The Biggest Pro and Worst Con of Freelancing
When you’re an aspiring freelancer or new to the world of freelancing, then your lack of experience might feel overwhelming. In fact, it might put you off starting your freelance journey at all. So, is it possible to freelance without any experience? And how do you gain experience to become a successful freelancer? Let’s take … Continue reading Can You Freelance Without Any Experience?
Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer, a newbie to the freelance world, or an established freelancer, there are five key things you should know as a freelancer. Find out what they are...
If there's a million-dollar question about freelancing, this would probably be it! Is freelancing worth the effort, the risk, and the time? Let's weigh it up...
Over the past few decades, self-employment has grown dramatically. In the UK, there are an estimated 4.8 million self-employed people (around 15% of the population), and that figure continues to rise. In legal terms, “self-employed” covers sole traders, limited company business owners, and contract-based independent workers. In simple terms, many self-employed people consider themselves “freelancers”. … Continue reading 30 Key Questions to Ask Yourself before Going Self-Employed
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and there are many things I can look back on as a freelancer and say "I could have done that better" or "If only I knew...". So today, I'll let you in on the five things I wish I had known before becoming a freelancer, so hopefully you can avoid … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew before Becoming a Freelancer
With an estimated 66 million freelancers in the world at the moment—and that figure growing every year—it inevitably raises the question “Will everybody eventually become freelancers?” Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question, but it also, it also raises the question of “Can anyone become a freelancer?” Now that’s a question that we can … Continue reading Can Anyone Be a Freelancer?
When you’re new to the freelancing world, there are many possible traps you can fall into. While you can overcome any obstacles on the freelance path, it’s much easier to set off on the right foot if you’re aware of the potential hazards. So, today we’ll look at the five most common mistakes that I … Continue reading The 5 Top Mistakes New Freelancers Make
As a newbie freelancer, it can be very difficult to bag your first freelance client. Especially when you’re competing against already established freelancers. So today we’ll look at why it’s so difficult to get your first freelance job—and I’ll give you some tips to help you land your first client. Why is it so difficult? … Continue reading How Do You Get Your First Freelance Client?