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Maintaining self-care as a freelancer

With lockdown slowly easing, freelancers nationwide are being forced to find creative ways to adapt to what will be the ‘new normal’. Most of us ar...

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A Boom for Freelancers, but the Creative Industries will struggle

The Boom is coming for Freelancers… (Forbes) Freelancers are likely to find themselves in more demand in the future, with 47% of hiring manag...

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What are the best tools for new freelance social media managers?

For those who spend most of their time on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok and also wish to be their own bosses, deciding to become a freelance Socia...

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Bouncing back from losing a big client

Not to be a downer, but let’s get real. Getting dropped by a big client is something that’s going to happen to most of us at some point. But howeve...

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Scammers disguised as HMRC Phishing for the Self-Employed

Fraudsters target self-employed seeking Covid-19 income support (The Telegraph) Fraudsters are targeting self-employed workers seeking state aid du...

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In defence of the freelance Jack of all trades

“Find your niche as soon as possible, and then stick with it.” This is probably the most common piece of advice offered to freelancers who are just...

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Is Instagram actually a good platform for your business?

We all spend hours scrolling, but is Instagram simply a guilty pleasure or a savvy business move? With a staggering one billion users, it sometimes...

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SEISS to be extended through August

Virus-hit self-employed to receive second payment (BBC News) More than two million people have applied for a single grant of up to £7,500 so far. T...

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Is SEISS fair?

As a freelancer, I’ve grown accustomed to feeling unentitled. You get used to no sick pay or holiday pay. Freelancers are classed as “unsecur...

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Avoiding burnout as we come out of lockdown

Just as freelancers have got used to life on lockdown, restrictions are starting to slowly be lifted. And while this may seem like great news – and...

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The next week will be disastrous for the self-employed if SEISS is not renewed

Self-employed face ‘cliff-edge’ income drop next week if support scheme not renewed (The Telegraph)  Around 1.5 million self-employed w...

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How to find well paid work as a designer

Balancing creativity with commerce is a tricky line to tread for those freelancers who work in design. Making a career out of something you love is...

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The Importance of Diversifying your Income

As a freelancer, three little words have followed me around, spoken of like magic beans, and if somehow acquired, my career and fortunes will grow ...

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SEISS scheme sees 440,000 accepted on day one

UK scheme signs up 440,000 self-employed workers on first day (The Guardian)  A government scheme to support self-employed workers signed up 440,00...

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Feeling Social: how new forms of social media could help your business

When it comes to running a business, we all know social media is key. Chances are you’ve already got a LinkedIn page and dabble with Facebook and T...

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Five Basic Metrics every Freelancer should use

Being your own boss means that asking for feedback is not always possible, and you might find it difficult to measure your performance without a ti...

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Sunak’s SEISS is now open early

UK opens £10 billion COVID-19 aid programme for self-employed (Reuters)  Millions of British self-employed workers will be able to apply for one-of...

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Tricks of Top Salespeople (and how to use them as a freelancer)

To many, the word “sales” is a dirty word, and that’s because we’ve all had the experience of being sold to… badly. From an aggressive door-t...

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Promoting your work during lockdown

You’ve made banana bread, joined House Party (then deleted House Party), watched Tiger King, and then probably ostriched when it has come to promot...

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Help for the employed is coming to an end in July

Rishi Sunak preparing to wind down coronavirus furlough scheme from July (The Guardian) Rishi Sunak is preparing to wind down the coronavirus wage-...

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