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
Going freelance can seem like an attractive prospect for anyone who’s looking for a new career challenge. Working for yourself, ditching your highly annoying boss and creating a more flexible way to earn a living all sound like definite plus points. But is the reality of being a full-time freelancer as positive as it looks […]Read More Should I go freelance? The benefits (and challenges) of being self-employed
Remote working has an image problem. There’s a perceived notion that being a teleworker means sitting at home in your pyjamas, tapping away at a laptop and not speaking to a soul for the whole of the working day. But if you’re one of the growing number of coffee-shop workers, being remote can actually be […]Read More 5 reasons for remote workers to embrace coffee-shop culture
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?
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