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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

How do I become a Freelance Copywriter?

Every business needs written content, so copywriting is a great transferable skill with a huge potential market. But how do you actually become a f...

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Be enveloped in the creative, Indian delights at Farzi Café

When is Indian food not Indian food? As I recently discovered for Foodism Magazine, the definition of Indian Food – or, yes, indeed, as they call i...

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Doing yourself justice: When to walk away from a client

No matter how long you may have been freelancing, you will always come across clients who are great, and those who… well, aren’t so great. He...

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The slow, uncomfortable death of local journalism

Mark Smith writes on the changes to local journalism in the late 2000s, and how many of the previous journalists and workers have handled the trans...

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Bitcoin: A currency for the future

Cryptocurrency is hardly anything new to those of us with even the most basic knowledge of digital currency. But, what was once a distinctly non-ma...

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Starting out on the road to becoming a Freelance Journalist

Do you ever find yourself thinking: “I’d love to be a freelance journalist but…”? The flexibility, creative freedom and potential financial success...

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The 91st Academy Awards: How Hollywood Choked

It’s more than a year on from Time’s Up and the #MeToo campaign. There are no female directors nominated for Best Director at the 91st Academy Awar...

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2018 was another year that saw tablet sales fall – is it time for the Return of the Laptop?

Tablets arrived on the scene around 2010 with the launch of the first iPad. The new arrival soon challenged the traditional giants of the portable ...

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Starting freelancing doesn’t mean you have to work for free

In a now-famous anecdote from 2013, a journalist was contacted by an established magazine requesting an adapted version of an article he’d already ...

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Launching your career as a Freelance Graphic Designer – where do you even begin?

Leaving your desk job for the free reign of a freelance graphic design career is the dream for many – but without any direction it’s difficul...

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Bar Douro is basically a little bit of Lisbon with an SE postcode

Flat Iron Square. It just sounds cool, right? While it seems to be a less genuine place and more the inevitable result of giving a marketing team t...

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A No-Nonsense Guide to Filing Your Tax Return (Even if You’ve Left it to the Last Minute)

There are many perks of being freelance. Working in your pyjamas. Not having to contend with office politics. Never missing the postman. However, f...

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Netflix’s Sex Education is awkward, funny and, most importantly, honest

The world of Sex Education, out on Netflix now, is a brilliantly styled world of collective myth -somewhere between the rolling Welsh hills and a J...

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NG27 vs the National Gallery: ‘Bogus’ self-employment, the arts, and the public purse

Brought to prominence by high-profile claims against the likes of Uber and Deliveroo, the issue of  ‘sham or ‘bogus’ self-employment has become a c...

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The Favourite is a Period Piece Like No Other

Us Brits have never been easily provoked by small scandal or political turmoil. We’re all braised to it – today’s ongoing uneasiness of Brexit, for...

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Six AI Developments for Freelancers in 2019

 It seems everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence right now. That’s for good reason, because it’s moved out of the early adoption phase a...

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If you like seafood, The Oystermen is an absolute must

The British should be great at seafood. We are, after all, an island – as someone may wish to point out to certain Government ministers – and the c...

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Do you really need an accountant?

There are two types of people; those that become pseudo tax-pros in January, and those that hire an accountant. But is seeking professional help re...

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Luther’s back with a vengeance

Kicking off the new year in textured, woollen style, Idris Elba returns from the sparkling heights of Hollywood both to the dark criminal underworl...

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Getting Started as a Freelance Musician

So you’re a musician looking to get your first bit of paid work – great! For those who want a bit more freedom with their schedules and love ...

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