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You know the stuff you wish they taught you in Uni and the problems facing your industry? Any questions about managing your invoices, taxes, and the difficult admin of your specific industry will all be answered in here

What do clients expect from a design portfolio?

A good design portfolio is about a lot more than pretty pictures. You also need to build trust with the potential client and demonstrate the commer...

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Is it time for freelancers to give up on city living?

When we were forced to stay indoors for much of the spring, it quickly became apparent just how important home really is. For those with large gard...

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How to ace an interview over Zoom

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for ten months, (you lucky devil), you’ll have noticed that 2020 has brought some serious change. Video call...

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Cover letters: Should freelancers have to write them?

As freelancers there are many things we can say ‘goodbye’ to when we choose not to live in the ‘real work world’. Rude or controlling bosses, askin...

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Universities are failing to close the skills gap, especially when it comes to freelancing

Getting started as a freelancer isn’t easy. Self-employment requires getting to grips with a range of practical knowledge and skills that employed ...

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A guide to dealing with tax as a part-time freelancer

Freelancing, or running a small business, requires constant navigation. Completing your own tax is probably not at the top of the list of reasons w...

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How can freelancers generate leads to find work?

One of the biggest challenges of being a freelancer is finding clients. That’s particularly true in the early stages of your career. So how do you ...

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How to work succesfully with a freelance friend

While mixing work and pleasure is often framed as a recipe for disaster, for some freelancers it’s key to professional success and one of the great...

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Is blogging still relevant for freelancers?

Everything moves faster online. In a world where social media trends change faster than you can say “What’s a Tik Tok?” you’d be forgiven for think...

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Freelancing’s future in the office

Since the start of the pandemic, two questions have crossed most people’s minds; ‘When will we be able to go back to normal?’ and ‘What will happen...

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The UP & GO Grant returns for writers!

“I love deadlines,” says author Douglas Adams. “I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”  Writers, this is a deadline you are not goin...

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How to boost your freelance revenue with subscriptions

Every freelancer knows that after you’ve finished a project and got paid, no matter how exciting that project was, it’s time to find something new ...

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How your passion project can help your stable freelance gig

All freelancers share a similar view about work. That it can be fun and whimsical to have a schedule peppered with variety and a revolving backdrop...

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What transparency does for neuro-diverse freelancers

Freelancing and pay, an almost iconic duo – like bread and butter, salt and pepper. Twitter has talked about this a lot in recent months with...

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Why deleting LinkedIn helped me find more clients

When you go freelance, one of the first things you’re told to do is to join LinkedIn. A social media network just full of potential clients at your...

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How Patreon is changing the freelance landscape

Our relationship with free content is changing. With the overwhelming abundance of stuff to read, watch and listen to, audiences are now seeking a ...

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How photographers and videographers can work safely during the coronavirus pandemic

As coronavirus lockdown measures ease, photo and film shoots have slowly begun to resume. And although every aspect of production comes with its ow...

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Yes, LinkedIn can actually work for freelancers

Let me guess what you think of LinkedIn;  LinkedIn is the social media equivalent of one of those ‘networking breaks’ event organisers love to tack...

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On Good Terms: The Power of a Contract

When you see that this feature opens with a sentence containing the word ‘contract’, you’ll be tempted to stop reading. Don’t. Our lives are filled...

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How do freelancers have fun?

I’m worried I may have forgotten how to have fun. As a freelance writer, the deal you make with the devil is that you do the work because you...

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