Stories about Freelancer Life, Tech & Insurance

Get your 2018 freelancer business ready

Have you decided to take the plunge and set up your own business in 2018? Here you’ll find some key trends as well as practical steps to help you get save time and reach your goals more quickly.     Starting with some 2018 trends that will give your business the competitive advantage. The really exciting and overarching trend for

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Get your 2018 freelancer tools ready

When I took the plunge and left my full-time job to become a self-employed freelancer, I wish someone had saved me a lot of time by collating these all in one place. The volume of work when you take on the world alone can be daunting when it needs to be done single-handedly with no team and no in-house departments

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Professional Indemnity: why I got protection

I’ll be honest. Until fairly recently, I had no idea that insurance for freelancers even existed. Why would I? I’ve been safe and happy writing at home and I (mostly) set my own rules. But things can go wrong. Mistakes happen. And when they do, who gets the blame? Freelance bubble It’s all too easy to bumble along in the

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How ‘cyber’ lava lamps are protecting data

Lava lamps conjure a rush of nostalgia to the 90s office worker whose only rush the past 15 years has been rush-hour. But that is not the reason an office in San Fran has created a wall of them in their lobby. They’ve been resurrected as ‘cyber lamps’. A software and security firm called Cloudflare in San Francisco has installed

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The London freelancer series. Gig 1 – Charlie

Short interviews at freelancer ‘gigs’. From hackathons to morning raves to gyms to networking events to co-working spaces, indeed any get-up, where we’d expect to find the ubiquitous London freelancer. So this gig we  attended a banana-themed Morning Gloryville sober rave at the iconic Ministry of Sound to interview freelancers. We were looking for some remaining, rebellious souls, (who set their

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