Summer—that time of year when everyone is on holiday, filling your Instagram feed with endless hotdog legs and sun-drenched beach pictures (I’m guilty of that too, though only the latter!). However, as freelancers, summer doesn’t guarantee a holiday. In fact, no time of year does, since there’s no allocated annual leave on the freelance calendar. … More Holiday Time? Freelancers and Annual Leave
There are so many great things about being a freelancer! So many in fact that I decided to list one for every hour of the day: You control your own life. Manage your time the way you want. Decide which days you work. Choose how many days holiday you take each year. Get up when … More 24 Benefits of Being a Freelancer!
When I meet other freelancers at networking events and talk to people about becoming a freelancer, they often ask why I became a freelancer. What made me switch from a traditional, employed job with a regular income to something risky and unstable? So today I’ll let you in on why I decided to become a … More Why Did I Become a Freelancer?
A common question I get asked, particularly by people who work in traditional 9-5 office jobs, is why I chose to become a freelancer. I sometimes get asked what the appeal of freelancing is considering the lack of job stability and income security. In fact, there are many reasons why I chose to be a … More Why Do I Freelance?
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
As a freelancer, I often get asked “Why do you freelance?” or something along those lines. What they probably mean is “Why on earth don’t you get a real job?” You see, to a non-freelancer, it can look pretty crazy to willingly ditch a secure, employed job in favour of something with no job security, … More What’s So Great about Freelancing?