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Making the most of Christmas as a freelancer

The run-up to Christmas can feel a bit lonely when you’re a freelancer who works from home. Of course, a lot of us are working from home this year, but even when we’re not in the midst of a pandemic, there are no Christmas parties or upbeat festive atmosphere to enjoy when you’re a freelancer […]

Rachel Ramsay

Here’s what you need to do when you go freelance

Taking the decision to hand in your notice and start out as a freelancer is an exciting and life-affirming moment – and then the hard work starts. There’s actually not all that much to the practicalities of going freelance, but there are a few important steps you can (and in some cases should) take to […]

Rachel Ramsay

How to set up as a freelancer: 10 legal aspects to consider

If you’ve read our five reasons to go freelance and you’re convinced that it’s the right way forward for you, you might be wondering what you need to do to make sure you’re running a business ‘by the book’. In this article, I’m going to be sharing some helpful advice and guidance on the various […]

Rachel Ramsay

How to find work as a freelancer

Arguably the most daunting aspect of making the transition to freelance life, at least in the beginning, is finding enough work to pay the bills. Unlike a bricks-and-mortar shop, you don’t have the luxury of passing trade, but the good news is that there’s plenty you can be doing to start bringing the work in.  […]

Rachel Ramsay

How to deal with stress as a freelancer

We’ve all felt it. The growing sense that there’s too much to do. Too many difficulties for your business to overcome, and too many worries about whether you’ll ever achieve your goals. If that sounds like you, don’t sweat it: It’s completely normal – and there are plenty of things you can do to overcome […]

Ed Palmer

Five steps freelancers can take to avoid late and unpaid invoices

Chasing up unpaid invoices can be one of the greatest sources of frustration for freelancers, and one that can very easily escalate into a much larger cashflow issue that can potentially threaten a business’s very survival. Operating a business without extending any lines of credit is unviable for most, yet all too few freelancers have […]

Polly Kay

Becoming a brilliant freelance copywriter: Part 1

In this mini series I shall take you through some of the dos and don’ts of working as a copywriter. The information here is for copywriters or people looking into a career in copywriting, however, anyone who wants to understand how a copywriter works and how to get the best out of them can also […]

Oliver Kennett

A guide to getting paid as a freelancer

You’ve done all that great work, but now you want to be paid for it. A big part of being a successful freelancer is handling the financial side of things, which luckily isn’t as daunting as it might sound. Here’s everything you need to know about getting paid and managing your accounts when you’re freelance. […]

Rachel Ramsay

5 free accounting apps for small businesses and freelancers

 If you’re still typing numbers into Excel, I’ve got news for you: You’re probably wasting a lot of time. Dedicated accounting software isn’t just for million-pound businesses or SMEs with fifty employees. They’re essential time-savers used by businesses of every size: from freelance creatives and tradesmen to e-commerce stores and digital consultancies. Here are 5 […]

Ed Palmer