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Freelance Party and Event Planning

Events freelancing can be tough… but so are you. Working in events gets a tough rap. In the movies and TV shows of our tween-age years event ...

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Tax Time Bombs & Burnout For Gig Economy Workers

Actors union accuses HMRC of ‘unfair’ tax scrutiny Actors, singers, dancers and other creative professionals are being unfairly targeted by the UK ...

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Toxic Positivity

“Be Positive”. What does that phrase do for you? Not much? Same here. Never before has there been more conversation on ‘mindset’. On th...

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Why startups breed ‘Bullshit Jobs,’ and how to fix it

It was 5 pm on a Friday in the plant-crammed, industrial office of my former employer. The company was a shiny startup in its ecstatic infancy, tou...

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Accessing Arts

More often than not, when we’re riding that giddy post-culture thrill, it’s easy to lapse into the imperative and gently encourage our friends and ...

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Thriving as a Designer-Maker

One thing is clear—social media is redefining how designer/makers do business. Never before has a maker had the power to get into a conversation di...

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Invisible Cages and The Human Zoo

What do a man accused of cheating on his fiancée and two ridiculously attractive people frolicking in the sun have in common? The answer is, tragic...

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The Tory government ‘is not on the side of small businesses’

Tory government ‘is not on the side of small businesses’ In the Times last week, a report by the Centre for Policy Studies, a centre-right think ta...

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A Diversity Crisis: The state of newspaper journalism today

You’d think that when Professor Adrian Bingham alleged in Tabloid Century: The Popular Press in Britain, 1896 to the present that the modern press ...

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Facing challenges and developing your inner strengths – according to science

Sometimes as a freelancer you face challenges.  The project is turning out harder than expected, you’re having a tough time finding your next clien...

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Reasons to be cheerful

This week, I’d like to open with the sage words of The GlamLifeGuru, Mrs.Tati Westbrook, who used her recent video ‘Why I Did It …’ (which by the w...

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Idiot Sandwich: The tricky skill of becoming a food writer

When I started writing about food in the early 1990s, being interested enough in food to want to write about it in was considered rather odd. Thing...

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Can unions support freelancers?

Freelancers are particularly isolated, and this can make them more vulnerable to social and economic insecurity. An alarming report published by Co...

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Freelance surge and women are leading the way

There’s been a freelance surge, IPSE statistics reveal IPSE brings welcome statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealin...

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Outsider Arts

Floating in the dusty peripheries of mainstream arts and culture, you will find the locus of this week’s cultural preoccupation; Outsider Art(s). C...

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The Good Traveller: What makes the digital nomad lifestyle work, and what doesn’t?

Instagram will have you believe that digital nomads spend their days working from hammocks on beaches and infinity pools. A month shy of her one-ye...

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How To Prepare For A Mental Health Day As A Freelancer

In my former career as a catering manager, I hated taking mental health days. I always felt like I was letting my team down and making life harder ...

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What You Need To Know To Become A Freelance Makeup Artist

As a Freelance Makeup Artist, I have worked hard, studied hard and put my passion for beauty into my career to get to where I am today. Getting to ...

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Xbox tries to tackle the old problem of trash talk

“That was some serious potato aim, get wrecked.” That, according to Mircosoft, and more precisely Xbox, is acceptable trash talk. Ok? Good. Nothing...

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The Final London Food Roundup

As mentioned last week, this is the final column and we really hope they’ve been useful. It’s been a lot of fun putting it together, finding ...

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