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
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?
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
Some people grow up knowing they want to be their own boss someday. Others realise it after years of working for other people or having to please difficult bosses. Either way, there are lots of things to consider before becoming your own boss. So, here are a few considerations to weigh up and insights into … More Can I Freelance as a First Job?
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?
Not getting hired is the one of the most common problems encountered by freelancers—especially at the start of their freelance journey. It can seem like you’re applying for hundreds and jobs and getting only rejections. It’s disheartening yes, but there are plenty of things you can do to get hired. As an experienced freelancer who’s … More Why Am I Not Getting Hired on Freelance Sites?
‘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
As a freelancer, you’re a self-employed individual trying to succeed on your own, and you’re often competing against other freelancers to make a living. This begs the question: Should you avoid sharing your skills with other freelancers? Does the nature of freelancing mean being secretive about what you do? Should you keep quiet and protect … More As a Freelancer, Should I Share My Skills?
When it comes to freelancing, there are many myths and misconceptions. From “you work constantly” to “you barely need to work at all” and “you control your own life” to “it’s terrifying”. So what’s the truth? If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be a freelancer, I’ll let you in on the reality of … More The Realities of Freelancing