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
With a large chunk of the world already working from home, there’s going to be an awful lot of video calls happening in the weeks to come. As we get used to the idea of self-isolation, home-working and the coronavirus lockdown, it’s the humble video call that’s likely to be our saviour over the coming […]Read More 5 Ways To Survive A Video Conferencing Call
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 made the move to being 100% self-employed recently – you can read more about this here – but I’m not new to the world of remote work. In fact, I’ve been a digital nomad and coffee-shop office (coffice) worker since 2015, spending my days working from whichever establishment has the best Wi-Fi, the tastiest […]Read More The digital nomad rules: 10 ways to be a better remote worker
I made a big decision a month ago. I decided to stop the hybrid freelance/agency employee existence I’d lived for the past two years and to become 100% freelance. It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, by any means. Turning your back on a regular salary is never easy to do, but having spent two […]Read More Are freelancers the future of small business?
Ok, hands up. I’m a remote worker! I’m one of those annoying people who sit in the local coffee shop, hogging the power outlet, using the Wi-Fi and ‘working remotely’ while sticking innumerable americanos and cups of tea down my neck (I can feel your disdain already…). You may *think* we’re all frustrated novelists with […]Read More 6 ways to stay healthy as a remote worker
When you’re a freelancer you tend to spend a lot of your time hanging around in coffee shops, using the free wi-fi and gradually becoming addicted to flat whites. But it’s not all macchiatos and muffins when you’re a coffee shop worker (CSW) – when your local coffee outlet is also your office there are […]Read More Working from coffee shops: The top three challenges