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?
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
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
Woo hoo! My second self-published book is written, checked and ready to read! And if you’re thinking about going freelance then this book will be right up your street… ‘Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life’ is my how-to guide for starting a self-employed career and becoming a successful freelancer. It’s a comprehensive guide to […]Read More Going Freelance – the big benefits of going 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
They say it can be lonely at the top…and even lonelier if you’re self-employed and running a solo business. So it’s important to build a network of like-minded people, peers and colleagues around you to bounce ideas off, talk through your latest challenges, or just chat about the latest apps and tech tools. But how […]Read More The solopreneur life: hard work, shared ideas and like-minded people