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On Good Terms: The Power of a Contract

When you see that this feature opens with a sentence containing the word ‘contract’, you’ll be tempted to stop reading. Don’t. Our lives are filled...

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How do freelancers have fun?

I’m worried I may have forgotten how to have fun. As a freelance writer, the deal you make with the devil is that you do the work because you...

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The First Ever UP & GO Grant is now available!

Every week, we kick off our Monday meeting by asking “What does our community need?” And every week, there are many answers, but none of them has b...

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How goal setting can help shape your freelance future for the better

As freelancers, we surround ourselves with endless to-do lists, setting different targets based on head and/or heart on a near-daily basis. There a...

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What is a super-connector, and why should you care?

As a freelancer, you will have already noticed that the bulk of your (unpaid) work revolves around getting more work. If you want to sustain a succ...

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How to convince a nervous client to work with you

Dealing with a potential client who’s cocky and arrogant can be a real nightmare. But if you’re hoping for someone a little calmer, be carefu...

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What do you do when your industry is gone?

Like walking outside after a storm, industries are slowly starting to assess the damage of the global pandemic. It’s very early days, of course, bu...

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The ExcludedUK campaign to make Covid relief schemes available to freelancers

In May, 440,000 freelancers signed up to the UK government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). But millions are still unable to access g...

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Sainsbury’s bank no longer will offer credit to the self-employed

Sainsbury’s Bank Stops Offering Loans and Credit Cards to the Self-Employed (Money Expert)  The supermarket’s bank said it has made “temporar...

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How to navigate taxes as a digital nomad

For anyone working for themselves, taxes can prove to be quite the headache. But for those who work on the road, it’s even trickier. With so much f...

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Is it ok for freelancers to turn work down?

In early May, just as I was starting to accept the fact that work wouldn’t be something I’d remember 2020 by, the editor of an online magazine I’d ...

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Gaps in protection for freelancers

Rishi Sunak urged to plug furlough scheme gaps for 1m workers (The Guardian) Rishi Sunak, has been criticised by MPs for “drawing a line” under con...

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What actually is a personal brand and how do I get one?

The importance of being able to market yourself is one of the unexpected but absolute truths of freelancing. While for many people the phrase ‘pers...

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HMRC cracks down on false SEISS claims

HMRC targets false claims for self-employed financial support scheme (iNews) Tax officials are also encouraging those who benefitted from the Self-...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Events

How do you plan an event without a venue – or even a date? It might sound like the start of some 2020 riddle but is, in fact, a question that many ...

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Money for the self-employed, but help is still needed for creatives

Self employed grant: When can I apply for the second self employed grant (The Express) The second grant will be capped at a maximum of £6,570 in to...

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The Pros and Cons of a Copywriting Niche

“What’s your area of expertise?” If you’re a freelance copywriter, you will come across this question more than once during your career. Even if yo...

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How are freelancers going to be affected by the creative industry lifeline?

Freelancers Overlooked in Creative Sector’s £1.57bn Covid Lifeline (Freelancer UK) Freelancers are dismayed at appearing to be largely overlooked i...

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Learning Online for Freelancers after Lockdown

Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever you make, create, or do, there’s very little chance you escaped the economic chaos which has rained...

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The coworking concept you can do from your bedroom

I first heard of virtual coworking through an online community I’m a member of – Digital Nomad Girls. When she started travelling the world and wor...

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