Articles

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

Combating Loneliness

Loneliness affects approximately 1 in 4 people, and if you’re a freelancer you may be particularly prone to this.  Loneliness usually refers to the...

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Cultural Nourishment

In her 1983 autobiographical novel Heartburn, Nora Ephron chews over the miscellaneous foods which accompany us through the maelstrom of life’s mos...

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Why I quit my job in The City to become a Freelance Yoga teacher

Although I only discovered yoga towards the end of my corporate career, I remember that every time I sat down at my desk I would instantly kick my ...

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The best headphones to block the cafe around you

The woman with the long, tappy nails. The guy who sniffs every five minutes and the boss always looking over your shoulder. Yes, you made the right...

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Fiverr has a successful IPO, new measures are taken to battle late payment, and the collapse of UK productivity

Fiverr represents a turn in the gig economy with its successful IPO Freelance marketplace Fiverr had a good first day on the New York Stock Exchang...

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Gun for Hire? The Freelance Journalist as Mercenary

There’s a scene in Joe Dunthorne’s 2018 novel The Adulterants where Ray, a freelance tech journalist, sits down at his laptop one morning to begin ...

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Snacking healthily when you’re a busy freelancer

Ah, the daily struggle. You have loads to do today. Deadlines are pending. The last thing on your mind is planning out a whole day of healthy eatin...

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Hacking High Culture

As a freelance reviewer, press nights never fail to instil an antithetical mixture of imposter syndrome and cockiness in me, the two humours in per...

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The Journey to become a Freelance Personal Trainer

The gym and I have been in a long-term relationship since I was 16. We’ve had ups and downs, but managed to stick it out for 7 years and counting. ...

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Netflix and bill

Remember the days when all ‘Netflix and chill’ really meant was lying semi-conscious on the couch and binge-watching Arrested Development for about...

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A Bit On The Side: A Tax Guide For People Who Are Employed AND Freelance

Whilst making the leap to full-time freelancer is hugely exciting, it’s not always practical for everyone. Plenty thrive on the security of permane...

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EU Clients Shun UK Freelance Creatives Ahead of Brexit Red Tape

Freelancers face a looming tax nightmare The off-payroll rules were first introduced in 2000 by the then chancellor Gordon Brown. Known as “IR35”, ...

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9-5, alone. The importance of mental health in freelance work

Flexibility, variety, the ability to set your own agenda – on a good day, freelancing can feel like the best job in the world. As we well know, thi...

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How slowing down can improve your wellbeing

Is it just me, or is there pressure these days to have it all? To excel at work, have an active social life, eat healthily, exercise regularly, hav...

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Tips and Tricks for editing food photography

When it comes to editing Food Photography, you want your images to look as clean and unedited as possible. The objective being, we want the food to...

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Passive income for freelancers: Moving away from time-for-money

As a freelancer, the most common type of job you’ll pitch involves exchanging your time for payment – you charge a certain amount for the hours you...

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Admin tasks cost UK freelancers more than £28bn a year

Admin tasks costing UK freelancers more than £28bn a year, cause drain on British economy Business Matters reported that freelancers spend over eig...

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So you’re pregnant. Is your hard-won freelance business now screwed?

Last month, Corinne Stuart, previously of IPSE, argued that “freelancing [is] a feminist issue”. The number of self-employed women in the UK has gr...

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Body Acceptance

We live in an age where we are constantly fed images of ‘perfection’. Airbrushed skin, edited faces and bodies; it has become the norm for us now. ...

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Sun, Sea and Stockholm City

Whether you’re spending your Summer jetting overseas or camping out in Peckham Rye with a moist blanket and a bottle of cava, there’s nothing worse...

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