Coronavirus UK: Financial Support for the Self-Employed and Freelancers

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

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

Freelance Unicorns: The Top 5 Myths about Freelancing

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