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

Why Am I Not Getting Hired on Freelance Sites?

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?

As a Freelancer, Should I Share My Skills?

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?