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The second grant is coming. How do you check if you’re eligible?

How to claim the second grant – and deadline date to apply for the first payment (iNews) Self-employed workers will again be able to access a taxab...

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Do freelance writers really need to be big on Twitter to succeed?

Freelance writers looking for advice will always hear one thing: make sure you’re building your brand on Twitter. As a social media centred on the ...

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U-turn for freelance Mums needing Covid-19 Support

U-turn on penalty for 70,000 freelance mothers ‘unfairly’ left with less Covid-19 income support (The Telegraph)  Freelance mothers who...

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Making a start as a Consultant

‘Consultant’ is a job title you see here, there, and everywhere but it is especially important to understand in the self-employed space. With...

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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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