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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

HMRC compliance for freelancers

Receiving a letter from the Inland Revenue is rarely fun. More often than not, it’s to remind you to complete your self-assessment tax return or pay your bill. Sometimes however, they may also contact you to inform you that you’ve been selected for an HMRC compliance check. While this may seem scary, try not to […]

Monique Holtman

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

Surviving Christmas as a freelancer

The run-up to Christmas can feel a bit lonely when you’re a freelancer who works from home. While all your employed friends are gearing up for the company Christmas party, having fun decking out the office with festive decorations, and generally enjoying a more upbeat atmosphere, life pretty much carries on as normal from your […]

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

Why enter freelancer awards?

When you run your own business, you’re constantly aware of the need to promote yourself to potential customers. There are lots of ways of doing this, from social media to good old-fashioned networking, but one particularly effective way of marketing your business is to win awards. With numerous awards aimed at freelancers and small businesses […]

Rachel Ramsay