The government has finally announced a financial support package for the UK’s 5 million self-employed and freelancers, as the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown has seen them struggling to earn a living. So what are the provisions in place? We take a look… … More Coronavirus UK: Financial Support for the Self-Employed and Freelancers
With Brexit news and IR35 updates, here’s your quarterly news update for Autumn 2019—keeping you in the know about things that might affect your life as a freelancer.
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We compare money, the job, and the working environment to assess the key differences between the employed life and the freelance life… … More Employee vs. Freelancer: What’s the Difference?
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?
As freelancers, we often miss out on formal learning opportunities, but the 2019 Festival of Enterprise expo offered free seminars from business experts. For those who couldn’t attend, discover what I learned from Dragon’s Den star Piers Linney, an MBE businessman, and Facebook’s Louise McCabe… … More Top Tips from The Festival of Enterprise Expo 2019
Last week was World Mental Health Day, so it seems like a pertinent time to talk about freelancers and mental health. At any one time, one in six people suffer from a mental health problem, and freelancers particularly seem to struggle with specific issues such as isolation. So today, we’ll look at the issues and … More World Mental Health Day: Freelancers and Mental Health
Every day, the UK news is seemingly awash with debates about Brexit’s potential effect on the economy, jobs, house prices, immigration, the high street, and more. But within those discussions, freelancers have been largely neglected and forgotten. So, let’s talk about how Brexit might affect freelancers and what you can to mitigate the potential Brexit … More What Does Brexit Mean for Freelancers?
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
When you’re an aspiring freelancer or new to the world of freelancing, then your lack of experience might feel overwhelming. In fact, it might put you off starting your freelance journey at all. So, is it possible to freelance without any experience? And how do you gain experience to become a successful freelancer? Let’s take … More Can You Freelance Without Any Experience?
When I first started out as a freelancer, I never really considered the ideal number of clients for my workload. In fact, for most new freelancers, it’s a case of saying “yes please” to any and all clients. But if you don’t want to be under-earning or over-working, considering your ideal basket of clients is … More What Is the Ideal Amount of Freelance Clients?