Business Guides - Starting Out

How to start an online freelance business

Getting started as a freelancer online requires a bit of tech plus four pillars: sales, marketing, finance and wellbeing.

Making money online: when a hobby becomes taxable income

You need to know when a hobby becomes taxable income and the consequences of that. You will need to pay taxes and ensure that your business is registered with the HMRC. 

Should I set up a limited company?

The pros, cons and considerations to operating through your own limited company as a freelancer.

How to set up as a freelancer?

Becoming successfully self-employed is a lot easier if you’re on top of your business structure.

How do I start freelancing?

The key steps to take to get a self-employed venture off the ground, up and running.

The first 5 steps to Self-Employment guide

Becoming a freelancer comes with many decisions and matters to manage, like your own tax affairs. Here is our guide to self-employment and the factors to take into consideration. 

What is the best business structure for freelancers?

Sole trader. ‘Ltd.’ Or LLP? Top accountant Emily Coltman crunches the numbers, and options, facing the newly self-employed.

Put off self-employment? Four freelancing facts to make you undeterred

Covid may have put your one-person empire on hold. But you can still take steps to minimise risk and maximise opportunity.

Going freelance amid coronavirus: why creatives make the leap despite covid

As it’s the desire for freedom that drives, it seems not even the pandemic will keep the aspiring self-employed down for long.

The pros of working as a freelancer in 2021

We look at the pros of working as a freelancer in 2021 and how these positives were bought in by the pandemic. 

The rise of freelancers during COVID-19

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having a form of income that can be earned from home and can easily fit around changing circumstances. Here we will look at the rise of freelancer during COVID-19. 

Freelancers' Questions: How to explain you’re quitting for self-employment?

Planting the seed with your boss is much safer than dropping the bombshell, when freelancing beckons.

How to launch a successful App development business from home

Choosing the right platform and having a business plan are some of the things to consider when launching a successful app development business.

How to transition from salary work to freelance easily

In this article, we look at how to make the transition from salary work, working as an employee to becoming a freelancer. 

5 Ways for freelancers to improve productivity

Freelancing is becoming increasingly popular. Here are 5 ways to improve efficiency and increase productivity. 

Effective tips for starting an e-commerce online business

If you are one of those curious entrepreneurs who cannot wait to start an online business of your own and want some advice on how to keep your business successful, then check out these tips below.

A step-by-step guide to becoming a freelance personal trainer

Starting a freelance personal training business isn’t a walk in the park, Kate Miles from Bark explains how to take personal training to the next step. 

Benefits of going from freelance to franchise owner

Franchising is often an ideal choice for freelancers who want to have some additional job security along with the freedom of being their own boss and running their own business. Here are some of the many benefits to consider.

How to get your freelancing career off to a successful start

Marketing yourself as a freelancer is essential to get your freelancing career off to a successful start, follow our guide on how to do this right. 

What you need to know about freelancing

The advantages, disadvantages, and everything else you need to know about offering services to businesses on a self-employed basis.

How to become a freelance project manager

Whether you are considering getting into project management or want to transition into a freelancer, here is how to become a freelance project manager.

How to freelance while you are employed

In this guide, we look at how to freelance while you are working as an employee. This includes creative freelancer jobs such as article writing and graphic design. 

Setting up your company

Limited, sole trader, umbrella? An overview of the different options available to you and advice on the best way forward.

Making the leap from full-time freelancer to full-time business owner

There may come a time that you want to take your freelance business as a fully-fledged business. Here is how you can make the leap from full-time freelancer to a full-time business owner.

How to become a freelance health, safety and environment consultant

Have you thought about working in health and safety? Here how to become a freelance health, safety and environment consultant. 

The perks of being your own boss

The number of self-employed workers in the UK is on the rise and these perks of being your own boss might have something to do with it. 

A freelancer’s overview to being a self-employed sole trader

Everything freelancers need to know about being a sole trader in 2021/22.

5 Skills every freelancer must have

If you are thinking about becoming a freelancer then here are the 5 skills every freelancer must have. Do you have the right skills to take on freelancing? 

How to become a freelance business analyst

Whether you are looking into becoming a freelance business analyst or just want to go freelance, this guide breaks down what a business analyst is, the skills required and how you can go freelance to help is it for you. 

Top 5 skills you need to become a freelancer

You will need to have a number of skills to succeed in freelancing, in our article we feature the top 5 skills you need to become a freelancer.