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Chartered accountant Graham Jenner crunches the numbers to reveal which self-employment structure leaves you better off.
Top tips on combining being a full-time parent with being a self-employed creative.
Working under an umbrella company can be incredibly beneficial for freelancers that want the independence of being self-employed with employee perks.
The numbers you should crunch to reveal your take-home pay when running your own company as a freelancer.
Having just one end-user, and planning to work for them indefinitely, smacks of PAYE work.
Running a freelancer business can be full on, and in order to survive the storm you need to change your approach to work.
As a result, the world’s freelancers might be experiencing a shift towards co-working and team-based work. With this in mind, we’ve put together six simple tips to help you collaborate with fellow freelancers.
To assist your freelancing career in taking off, we’ve compiled a list of tips - these should help you avoid burnout and stay productive.
It’s over to LinkedIn (and the likes of) to make magic happen. Use the following tricks to conjure up your own unique style.
Times are tough and there are still some bumps in the road ahead yet, but as we look to the future, here are some of the most valuable lessons freelancers can learn from coronavirus pandemic.
A creative freelancer’s survive n’ thrive guide to the pandemic.
In work and before it begins, there’s a trio that the self-employed can’t afford to miss.
‘It’s all about autonomy, as freelancing’s many other perks, like flexibility, all flow from it.’
In this guide, we look at how to adapt your home for your freelance business to make sure it fits in with you and your working preferences.
Having SEO expertise can help you secure lucrative jobs. So we have put together this SEO guide for freelancers to ensure that you have a well-optimised site and can secure clients looking for SEO expertise.
Direct mail can have a better response rate to email, so don't write it off too soon. In this guide, we look at creating a direct mail campaign for your freelance business.
Film & TV guru shares eight strategies to survive and then thrive as a self-employed creative.
The self-employed share the traits creative freelancers need to succeed.
When it comes to business, goals setting is crucially important. In this article we explain why setting goals and objectives for your freelance business is vital and how to go about setting them,
Freelancing can often be challenging for both beginners and experienced professionals. The uncommon growth hacking tactics for freelancers will help you grow your business and your client base.
Leave your comfort zone, visit hubs and stop work -- among other tips to keep smiling through self-employment.
Freelancers can have a huge amount of pressure to work continuously because of their irregular income, however, its essential to learn how to deal with a heavy workload as a freelancer. There are multiple ways to do this from taking time out to setting yourself work hours.
Freelancers miss out on taking time to relax and recuperate even though there are multiple benefits of doing so. This guide highlights the benefits of taking time out as a freelancer and how it can also benefit your work and business.
Cut out these bad bookkeeping habits and make your bookkeeping organised and up to date.
There are four main ways that your freelance business could operate. Here we discuss the options to help you make the best decision on how you can structure your freelance business
If you are only freelancing for a short period between permanent roles, or want to test the waters before setting up your own limited company, trading through an umbrella company may be a good solution. Freelance UK looks at how they work and what the benefits are.
This section gives you an overview of what you must do if you have decided to run your business as a limited company.
Success in business means mastering the art of management. Of course most freelancers do not have staff or stocks, so they are spared the problems of man management and stock control. However they must still learn how to manage two main factors to succeed as a freelance worker.
The definition of negotiation is "to discuss with the goal of finding terms of agreement." In dealing with clients, suppliers or anyone else in the day to day running of a business, you will find yourself working towards agreeing terms in a whole host of different scenarios.
Whilst the precise details of how a business can minimise its costs varies enormously according to the type of freelancing work it is involved with, there are nevertheless a number of techniques which can be used to good effect by all Freelancers.