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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

A checklist for the January 31st tax deadline

It’s boring, but if you’ve saved money specifically for this purpose, it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s what you must do to get through your self-ass...

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Why you never need to be online 24/7 to succeed as a freelancer

Staying open all hours feels mandatory when there’s no fixed salary to full back on. But it’s an unrealistic and self-harming expectation. If you f...

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A guide to negotiating without fear

One of the biggest problems we encounter as freelancers is asking for decent money. Particularly in the early stage of our career, it’s common for ...

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Cover letters: Should freelancers have to write them?

As freelancers there are many things we can say ‘goodbye’ to when we choose not to live in the ‘real work world’. Rude or controlling bosses, askin...

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A guide to dealing with tax as a part-time freelancer

Freelancing, or running a small business, requires constant navigation. Completing your own tax is probably not at the top of the list of reasons w...

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How to work succesfully with a freelance friend

While mixing work and pleasure is often framed as a recipe for disaster, for some freelancers it’s key to professional success and one of the great...

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Freelancing’s future in the office

Since the start of the pandemic, two questions have crossed most people’s minds; ‘When will we be able to go back to normal?’ and ‘What will happen...

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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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How your passion project can help your stable freelance gig

All freelancers share a similar view about work. That it can be fun and whimsical to have a schedule peppered with variety and a revolving backdrop...

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Why deleting LinkedIn helped me find more clients

When you go freelance, one of the first things you’re told to do is to join LinkedIn. A social media network just full of potential clients at your...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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