With an estimated 66 million freelancers in the world at the moment—and that figure growing every year—it inevitably raises the question “Will everybody eventually become freelancers?” Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question, but it also, it also raises the question of “Can anyone become a freelancer?” Now that’s a question that we can … More Can Anyone Be a Freelancer?
When you’re a freelancer, there are no contracted working hours, no guaranteed half an hour for lunch, no one to tell you when to turn up, and no rules over how much holiday you can take. As a result, some freelancers end up working practically nonstop, tipping their work-life balance towards work, or feeling like … More How to Manage Your Time As a Freelancer
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
If you read the news each week, it seems like more and more people are making the move to freelancing. According to recent reports, there are over two million freelancers in the UK, and that number has risen steadily since 2001. The number of side hustlers has increased by 32% in the last ten years. … More Why Are More People Becoming Freelancers?
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer, you might be wondering what a typical day is like for a freelancer. So today, I’ll let you in on a day in my freelance life… 8.45am: As a freelancer, I wake up when I feel like it. Being a night owl, I often have a lie-in. If … More A Day in the Life of a Freelancer
With the rise of freelancing, it seems like self-employment makes the news every week. Last week, the freelancing headline was “One can be the loneliest number”. The article was based on a recent survey by Epson EcoTank of 1000 freelancers on the pros and cons. Potential loneliness is certainly something to consider as a freelancer, … More Is Freelancing Lonely, and How Can Freelancers Avoid Becoming Isolated?
There are some common misconceptions about freelancing—especially when it comes to stress levels. On one end of the scale, freelancing is compared to a walk in the park, barely even registering as a “proper job”. On the other end of the scale, it’s described as 24/7 stress, being constantly at the whim of various demanding … More Is Freelancing Stressful?
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