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Achieving Work-Life Balance as a Freelancer and Keeping Burnout at Bay

To assist your freelancing career in taking off, we’ve compiled a list of tips - these should help you avoid burnout and stay productive.

Freelancers, here’s what you need to personal brand your way out of covid-19

It’s over to LinkedIn (and the likes of) to make magic happen. Use the following tricks to conjure up your own unique style.

Lessons freelancers can learn from the coronavirus pandemic

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. 

Freelancing during coronavirus: top tips for self-employed people to trade through COVID-19

A creative freelancer’s survive n’ thrive guide to the pandemic.

How to clinch the freelance hourly rate you deserve

In work and before it begins, there’s a trio that the self-employed can’t afford to miss.

Freelancing’s best part? The self-employed are unanimous

‘It’s all about autonomy, as freelancing’s many other perks, like flexibility, all flow from it.’

Adapt your home for your freelance business

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. 

SEO guide for freelancers

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. 

Creating a direct mail campaign for your freelance business

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.

Freelancing as a creative industries professional? Here’s what I’ve learned

Film & TV guru shares eight strategies to survive and then thrive as a self-employed creative.

Top 5 qualities of a freelancer

The self-employed share the traits creative freelancers need to succeed.

Setting goals and objectives for your freelance business

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, 

5 Uncommon Growth Hacking Tactics for Freelancers

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. 

How to stay happy as a new freelancer

Leave your comfort zone, visit hubs and stop work -- among other tips to keep smiling through self-employment.

How to deal with a heavy workload as a freelancer

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. 

Benefits of taking time out as a freelancer

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. 

The 5 Bad Habits of Bookkeeping You Need to Avoid

Cut out these bad bookkeeping habits and make your bookkeeping organised and up to date. 

Setting up your business

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

Should I be Self Employed or a Limited Company?

To answer this question there are many different factors to consider but the one major factor that is likely to attract freelancers is the tax saving that can be made by trading through a Limited Company.

When should I use an Umbrella Company?

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.

Creating your limited company

This section gives you an overview of what you must do if you have decided to run your business as a limited company.

Time management

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.

Minimise your costs for your freelance business

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.

The art of negotiation

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.

Do you need commercial premises?

If there are reasons why you need to work in a separate office space away from home, how do you go about deciding what you need?

How to write emails and influence people

Email is one of the most convenient ways of communicating with your business contacts. It is direct and fast but can often rub people up the wrong way if you ignore some unwritten rules of email etiquette. Obviously all scenarios differ, so this article is intended as a guide only.