The UP & HO, HO, HO Xmas Stocking Grant is saving Christmas, for real

Christmas is meant to be an event unlike any other, a period when work is put to one side and we are asked to slow down and consider the important ...

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The UP & GO Grant returns for writers!

“I love deadlines,” says author Douglas Adams. “I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”  Writers, this is a deadline you are not goin...

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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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Why UnderPinned and the Government are working together to end poor payment practices

41%.  It is one of the statistics that the UnderPinned team most commonly find themselves scratching their head over. Campaigns have been set up to...

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Is the future of travel content “green”?

Hands up if you didn’t know a destination existed until it came across your Instagram feed? Now hands and toes up if you’ve ever decided on where t...

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Working alone everywhere; Perceptions of Freelancing around the World

Freelance creatives work all day in their pyjamas, right? And we only work when we can be bothered. Of course, it’s much less stressful than an off...

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Updated COVID-19 UnderPinned Resource for freelancers

We have created a short PDF resource regarding Covid-19 and it’s affect on freelancers for our community to view, downloadable here. It will ...

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Employers should have guidelines on how to treat freelancers

I had a demoralising experience with an editor the other day. I can’t say which publication they worked for (one of the downsides of freelanc...

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COVID-19 Resource for freelancers

We have created a short PDF resource regarding Covid-19 and it’s affect on freelancers for our community to view, downloadable here. It will ...

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UnderPinned’s Virtual Office is free to use

We’re making our essential package free until September to support workers of all kinds, and to help support the people that need it most wit...

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Getting better at taking (and giving) criticism

When you’re a hormone-filled teenager, a bad day can feel like the end of the world. Once you’re an adult, things calm down and your life feels mor...

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Far, far better to be safe

A lot of people are about to become very familiar with remote working for the first time in their professional careers.  Working from home isn’t a ...

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Is networking relevant for modern freelancers?

Traditional networking is a divisive thing, tending to split people firmly into one of two camps. You’re either a social swan, who glides around ev...

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Seven days of crowdfunding down. Twenty-three to go.

I was recently cleaning out my house in the process of moving out, and found the tracing of a memory that is unbelievably special to us.  But it al...

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Being a creative outside of social media

For many creatives – particularly freelancers, contractors and consultants – social media platforms are ripe with gigs and opportunitie...

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UnderPinned is live on Crowdcube. Become a part of the future of freelancing.

It’s nice to finally say it out loud. Throughout this entire process, one of the most consistent questions members of our community have asked is “...

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Catastrophe: How do you freelance during an international disaster?

They say freelance life is one big rollercoaster. Personally, that’s never felt truer than over the past nine months. Let me backtrack a bit: I am ...

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Easy Money: Universal Basic Income in the Freelance Economy

If you’ve heard of Universal Basic Income, chances are you’ll have heard somebody dismiss it as ‘free money for everyone’, a misguided policy that ...

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Is IR35 going to work?

There is bad news on the way for some of the UK’s army of self-employed workers, with the imminent changes to the rules governing tax and national ...

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The BBC and diversity: Will they ever come together?

I was at an event at the BBC recently where aims to be inclusive were presented neatly in a PowerPoint presentation before the talk began. The spea...

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