The Government may be keen for us all to return to the workplace, but do we REALLY want to go back to the office? Let’s look at the pros and cons…Read More Do we really want to go back to the office?
Choosing a freelance career has a huge number of benefits for many self-employed people. The number of UK freelancers has grown 14% in the past decade, with approximately 1.4 million freelancers working across all UK sectors – so there’s clearly an allure to treading the freelance path and achieving a more flexible career. But with […]Read More Why should I consider freelancing in 2020?
Hundreds of millions of people could be left without work due to the impact of COVID-19, according to various global sources. Many workers in the developed world will have felt safe and stable in their jobs, so the impact of unemployment can be harsh – causing newly employed people to suffer a crisis of confidence. […]Read More How to cope with unemployment – and ways to get working again
We’re living through extraordinary and incredibly challenging times at the moment. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been wider, more intense and more harmful than anyone truly expected. And, for some people in our communities, there’s also been a significant economic impact. Many people in the most affected industry sectors are now either […]Read More How to start a freelance side hustle during the lockdown
The freelance community knows all about working from home – and as a freelance content consultant and writer, I have spent my own fair share of time holed up at home working on projects, taking part in video calls or attempting to write blogs whilst also doing the laundry. But for many office workers and […]Read More 10 steps for productive remote working during self-isolation
I had the pleasure of talking to the #HertHour Companion team from North Herts Radio today – chatting about freelancing, changes in the workplace and my new book, ‘Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life’. Have a listen as we talk about the benefits of freelancing, the control you get over your own time, and […]Read More Talking about Going Freelance on North Herts Radio
I’ve been guest blogging with the guys at Xero online accounting, talking about how becoming a freelancer has put me in control of my life and my numbers. I’ve been working as a freelancer for nearly six years now – and it’s a career move that’s changed the way I balance work against the rest […]Read More My Xero guest blog post – Going Freelance
Should you go freelance? And what are the pros and cons of becoming self-employed?Read More Should I go freelance? The benefits (and challenges) of being self-employed
One of the big challenges when you first go freelance is finding your first customers. And hanging on to this hard-earned customer base once they’ve engaged you can also be an ongoing headache. For many freelancers, sourcing the ideal customers, winning work and generating a steady revenue pipeline are big challenges in the early days. […]Read More Freelance writing: the ups and downs of being the Content Emergency Services
Starting out as a freelancer can be a daunting prospect, so any advice that makes it easier to win work, find customers and get paid is always going to be welcome. Back in April 2018, I published my 5 Big Things I’ve Learned As A Freelancer blog post, to give the self-employed newbie some top […]Read More 5 More Things I’ve Learned As A Freelancer