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?
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?
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 … More 5 Things I Wish I Knew before Becoming 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 … More The 5 Top Mistakes New Freelancers Make
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer or trying to get your freelance career off the ground, one consideration is what skills do you need to succeed? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll let you in on the range of skills you need to be a freelancer—both specific skills and general skills. So, let’s take … More What Skills Do You Need to Be a Freelancer?
Whether you’re leaving school, college, or university, you’re likely to be looking for your first “real” job—the thing that might set you off on your career. Most people naturally start looking for traditional employed jobs, where they work for a company, get a regular paycheck, and work 9-5 or something similar. But you might be … More Can I Freelance as a First Job?
As a freelancer, I hear a lot of strange things about the world of freelancing! There are some common misconceptions rolling around, which I’m going to call freelance unicorns. Of course, every freelancer is different, and your freelance life really depends on what type of freelancing you do and how you manage your work. But … More Freelance Unicorns: The Top 5 Myths about Freelancing
It’s that time of year when many of us set New Year’s Resolutions or decide our goals for the upcoming year. If you’ve been considering freelancing or starting a side hustle, 2019 might be the time to start. With a growing number of freelance jobs available and more freelancing platforms than ever, there’s an abundance … More 10 Steps to Start a Freelance Side Hustle in 2019
Freelancing has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last decade or so. The number of freelancers has risen year on year since 2013, and more and more people are considering switching from employment to freelance work. In fact, according to a recent study, 71% of UK employees would consider becoming a freelancer. It’s … More What Should I Freelance in, and What’s the Best Freelance Job for Me?
This is a common question, especially when you’re new to the freelancing world. At the start, it can seem difficult to compete against more established freelancers. And it can feel like slow progress finding clients when your competitors already seem to have tons of feedback. So how do you compete as a newbie freelancer? I’ve … More As a Newbie, How Do You Compete Against More Established Freelancers?