Every month, we’ll interview a successful freelancer to give you insider insights. Last month, you saw what I do as a freelance editor. Today, we’re pleased to be joined by writer and speaker Sally Jenkins, so you can find out about the life of a published author, freelance writer, and public speaker… … More Insider Interview: An Ecologist
With last week’s National Freelancers Day headlines pointing out a big and time-consuming admin problem for freelancers, it seemed like a good time to talk about ways to free up your time as a freelancer. Doing so gives you more time to do the actual work you get paid for, enjoy your downtime, and get … More How to Free up Time as a Freelancer
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
As a freelancer, the likelihood is that you work from home at least some of the time, if not all of it. While working from home has some amazing benefits, it can also be notoriously difficult in terms of distractions and your work life slipping into your personal life. While some freelancers have no problems … More How to Work from Home Effectively
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
One of the many reasons why people become freelancers is to get a better work-life balance. However, one of the common criticisms of freelancing is that it can be difficult to avoid freelance work taking over your life. When you’re first starting out as a freelancer or taking on new freelance clients, the work-life balance … More How Do You Get a Freelance Work-Life Balance?
It’s “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. The day when a combination of the weather, returning to work after Christmas, an empty bank account, lack of motivation, and failed New Year’s Resolutions hits us hardest. While there’s no real science behind the calculation of the date, January can be a depressing … More How Do You Deal with Blue Monday as a Freelancer?
‘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
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?
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?