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The Real Joys of being a Virtual Assistant

The world of work is changing. How businesses run, where they operate from and how individuals work is shifting as technology creates more options ...

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Freelance organisations challenge the government and nearly 1 million workers are now on zero-hour contracts

Freelance organisations demand halt to private sector legislation Eleven groups representing UK contractors and freelancers have come together and ...

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Autism and the Freedom of Freelancing

An article published on 7th May this year caught the attention of a lot of people. Titled “Offices can be Hell for people whose brains work differe...

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What’s so great about the Fringe?

It wasn’t until I left Devon’s hedgerows that I discovered theatre in a ‘cultural’ capacity. Sure, the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple offered a vari...

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Foley Artist: What really goes on behind the scenes in your favourite films

Foley Artists work in soundproofed studios with different surfaces laid out, such as concrete, floorboards, sand and gravel, and are full of variou...

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Half of the UK’s freelancers have not been paid for work & gig workers receive holiday pay

Half of UK freelancers have not been paid for work  A study by Yuno Juno found more than half (55 per cent) of freelancers have done work they have...

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Finding A Home In The Arts

Last week, a colleague relayed to me their experience of being wrongfully accused of fraud after an errant payment was mistakenly sent to their acc...

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The Gig Economy And Ex-Offenders

It is notoriously difficult for former convicts to find work, and we want to start the discussion around whether the “clean slate” aspe...

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5 Tips For When You’re Stuck In A Rut

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning and just feel generally flat. The days merge into one and even the simplest tasks are an effort. Y...

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A Lady In London: How I Made A Business Out Of Travel Writing

Travel writing is one of the most glamorous types of writing, and for good reason. Getting flown all over the world to stay in incredible hotels an...

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HMRC glitch, afraid of getting ill, and other stories

‘Fiasco’: HMRC glitch means self-employed could face an unexpectedly large tax bill in January There has been a “glitch” in HMRC’S tax ...

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The Winding Path: how the route from art school can lead to some unexpected places

Long before the idea of freelancing became common parlance, the lives and careers of artists have offered a window into what it’s like to forge a s...

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Eating Intuitively

We grew up with the concept of ‘3 meals a day’ engrained into us. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were compulsory. Then all these new concepts started ...

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Instagram Is Introducing Invisible Likes

The only way social media should affect your mental health is for the better. It should absolutely never, ever be a platform that makes you feel ba...

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Circling journalism

I’ve not always been sure of what I wanted to be. I knew I was a writer, but there are many ways to be a writer, and all of them interested me. I d...

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Uber and Lyft drivers continue the search for a better life

Tax changes forced on self-employed people working in the public sector from 2017 are now set to reduce the take-home pay of 170,000 contractors wo...

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Creative Motherhood: Are children really the enemies of promise? 

Cyril Connolly, editor of the literary magazine Horizon, said in his book Enemies of Promise in 1938 that: ‘There is no more sombre enemy of good a...

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HIIT Cardio vs. Steady-State Cardio

Back in the day, if someone wanted to get fit or lose weight, they would just put their trainers on and hop on a treadmill for 45 minutes. For some...

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Old Dogs and Underdogs

When I’m not writing think-pieces about the culture industry, I spend my time working in a university bookshop; ‘pyramiding’ (industry lingo for re...

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Starting Out Selling Your Ceramic Art

If you told me a year ago I would be selling my own ceramics at amazing markets and online, as well as winning a scholarship to Edinburgh College o...

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