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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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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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