Business Guides - Starting Out

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 a 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 2020/21.

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. 

Should I become a freelancer?

Freelancing is on the rise but are you ready for the benefits and the challenges it offers? 

Handy tools for freelancers getting started

Today there is a wide choice of digital tools that you can use. Here are some of the best free tools for freelancers to help smooth their way

Start a business that matches your personal skillset

If you have the right skills there are multiple ideas for businesses that you can set up. You can freelance, work for yourself and be your own boss by starting a business that matches your personal skillset. 

Why it’s the best time to become a freelancer

The number of freelancers in the UK is on the rise, particularly in London. Now could be the best time to become a freelancer and here is how you can. 

Freelance career options if you're good with numbers

A guide for any prospective freelancers for what freelancer careers they can have if they have a financial background and/or are good with numbers. Some freelancer careers include bookkeeper, accountant and maths tutor. 

Essential practices for anxious freelancers

A guide for freelancers who get anxious when it comes to running a business. The main takeaways from essential practices for anxious freelancers include keeping organised, keeping on top of taxes and being prepared. 

How to build a LinkedIn profile that generates business for freelancers

This step by step guide will show you how to build a LinkedIn profile that generates business for freelancers. A Linked In profile can be a great way to create a good first impressing and build professional relations to generate business. 

9 search engine-friendly website design tips

Attractive web designs can get you customers, but only if the website is achieving a good ranking. As a freelancer, you can attract potential customers, by making the web pages SEO friendly.

A guide to hiring freelancers

This guide on hiring freelancers for your business highlights both the pros and cons of hiring freelancers, finding and sourcing freelancers, qualifying the right candidates, interviewing the freelancers, creating a brief, paying the freelancers, getting the most out of them and legalities to be aware of. 

Expert Guide on Freelancer CV formats

Creating the perfect CV for yourself as a freelancer can pose as a challenge, therefore, Matt Caraven from The CV and Interview Advisors brings you the expert guide on Freelancer CV formats. The extensive CV guide highlights the various formats of CVs and how to put one together.