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 … More The Biggest Pro and Worst Con of Freelancing
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 … More Is Freelancing Still Worth It or Is Everyone Competing on Price?
What’s the best way to structure your freelance workday? Should you set specific hours or go with the flow? Let’s look at three possible options… … More 3 Ways to Structure Your Freelance Workday
With last week’s National Freelancers Day headlines pointing out a big and time-consuming admin problem for freelancers, it seemed like a good time to talk about ways to free up your time as a freelancer. Doing so gives you more time to do the actual work you get paid for, enjoy your downtime, and get … More How to Free up Time as a Freelancer
Summer—that time of year when everyone is on holiday, filling your Instagram feed with endless hotdog legs and sun-drenched beach pictures (I’m guilty of that too, though only the latter!). However, as freelancers, summer doesn’t guarantee a holiday. In fact, no time of year does, since there’s no allocated annual leave on the freelance calendar. … More Holiday Time? Freelancers and Annual Leave
As a freelancer, the likelihood is that you work from home at least some of the time, if not all of it. While working from home has some amazing benefits, it can also be notoriously difficult in terms of distractions and your work life slipping into your personal life. While some freelancers have no problems … More How to Work from Home Effectively
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 … More 7 Ways to Get a More Stable Freelance Income
When you’re a freelancer, there are no contracted working hours, no guaranteed half an hour for lunch, no one to tell you when to turn up, and no rules over how much holiday you can take. As a result, some freelancers end up working practically nonstop, tipping their work-life balance towards work, or feeling like … More How to Manage Your Time As a Freelancer
There are so many great things about being a freelancer! So many in fact that I decided to list one for every hour of the day: You control your own life. Manage your time the way you want. Decide which days you work. Choose how many days holiday you take each year. Get up when … More 24 Benefits of Being a Freelancer!
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 … More What Are the Best-Paying Freelance Skills?