The Most In-Demand Freelance Skills for 2019

Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer or an existing freelancer looking to gain new skills, a hot topic is always “Which freelance skills are in-demand at the moment?” In 2019, there are a range of freelance skills that clients are seeking, so today we’ll look at what those skills are. But we’ll also consider whether choosing … More The Most In-Demand Freelance Skills for 2019

Does Freelancing Affect Your Employability?

With an impending Brexit meaning that employers aren’t committing to permanent hires, many candidates are considering freelancing as a stop-gap between jobs or because they’re struggling to find the right employed job for them. But the question weighing on many minds is: will freelancing will affect my ability to gain a traditional job? Are employers … More Does Freelancing Affect Your Employability?

30 Key Questions to Ask Yourself before Going Self-Employed

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”. … More 30 Key Questions to Ask Yourself before Going Self-Employed

The Top 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Freelancer

Whatever type of freelance service you offer—be it writing, design, web development, or something else—there are certain general skills that equal success for freelancers. So today, we’ll let you in on the top 5 skills you need to master to become a successful freelancer whatever your service offering. 1. Self-analysis The phrase “Know Thyself” was … More The Top 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Freelancer

Insider Interview: A Freelance Illustrator

Fellow freelancers, I’m excited to share A Freelance Life’s first ever freelance insider interview! In these interviews, you’ll get an insight into what it’s really like to be a freelancer across a range of roles—as well as top tips and advice from successful freelancers. Today, we’re speaking to freelance illustrator Tony Parkash. So Tony, what … More Insider Interview: A Freelance Illustrator