Last year, it was estimated that two million people in the UK are freelancers, and that number continues to rise. What’s more, as freelancing enables you to work globally, the global marketplace is approximately 75 million freelancers. That’s a large pool, and it begs the question: is freelancing still worth it? With freelancers from various … Continue reading Is Freelancing Still Worth It or Is Everyone Competing on Price?
One of the notorious difficulties with freelancing is managing to get a stable income. The very nature of freelancing means that the work—and therefore the income—isn’t stable, regular, or guaranteed. This can be difficult for freelancers who need to pay the bills every month, and it can be off-putting for those considering freelancing as a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Get a More Stable Freelance Income
As a regular writer on Quora, a question I’m asked at least once a week is “Which freelance skills pay the best?” and my answer is often not what people were expecting. They’re often looking for a top five best-paying freelance skills or something like that, so they can decide which area to pursue. But there’s … Continue reading What Are the Best-Paying Freelance Skills?
As a freelancer, I’m often asked how I manage the fluctuations in work—and therefore earnings—and how I cope with having an unstable income. Indeed, this is a factor that puts many people off becoming freelancers. So today, let’s look at five ways that freelancers can deal with the lack of stability in workload and earnings. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Have More Job Stability as a Freelancer
When you’re a freelancer, you rely on clients paying up—and on time—in order to earn a living and pay your bills. But there’s rarely a guarantee they’ll do so, which is a big risk in the freelance world. No freelancer wants to be left out of pocket for work they delivered. So today we’ll look … Continue reading As a Freelancer, What Can You Do When Clients Don’t Pay?
When you first start out as a freelancer or are pursuing a side hustle, an accountant might seem like an unnecessary expense. But when you start to earn a decent amount, you might wonder whether it’s time to get an accountant on board. So how do you know when you’re ready? And how do you … Continue reading As a Freelancer, When Is It Time to Hire an Accountant?
In the freelance world, the question of whether to offer freebies brings up some very passionate opinions. Many freelancers argue that we should never work for free, while for others, a freebie has kick-started their freelance career. We all know that “freelance” doesn’t mean working for free, but should we ever offer a freebie, and … Continue reading Should a Freelancer Ever Work for Free?