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
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
If only I had a pound for every time I got asked this question! With a plethora of freelancing sites out there—from small, new freelance platforms to niche sites and mammoths like Upwork, Freelancer, and PeoplePerHour—so many freelancers want to know what the best freelancing website is. So, let’s take a look: is there a … More What Is the Best Freelancing Website?
One of the many reasons why people become freelancers is to get a better work-life balance. However, one of the common criticisms of freelancing is that it can be difficult to avoid freelance work taking over your life. When you’re first starting out as a freelancer or taking on new freelance clients, the work-life balance … More How Do You Get a Freelance Work-Life Balance?
When it comes to freelancing, there seems to be a big divide between the people who think that freelancing = freedom and those who feel it takes over your life, giving you multiple bosses and zero work-life balance. So which is the truth? Is freelancing really freeing? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll give … More Does Freelancing Really Equal Freedom?
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 “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. The day when a combination of the weather, returning to work after Christmas, an empty bank account, lack of motivation, and failed New Year’s Resolutions hits us hardest. While there’s no real science behind the calculation of the date, January can be a depressing … More How Do You Deal with Blue Monday as a Freelancer?
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; (Except for that freelancer typing furiously on their laptop.) The invoice reminders were sent off with care, In hopes that a payment soon would be there; Everyone else nestled snug in their bed, While the freelancer … More A Freelance Christmas Tale