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The General Election: Promises made to freelancers

Has there ever been a General Election with more riding on the outcome than the one taking place on 12th December 2019? Arguably not. One item has dominated the agenda more than anything else. No, not the £2bn pothole fund. We’ll give you a clue. It rhymes with ‘exit’. But we’re not here to discuss the future of our place

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How to start out as a freelance Graphic Designer

A picture paints a thousand words, as the old cliché goes. If you are visually and aesthetically inclined, there’s a good chance you’ve searched online for tips on how to become a graphic designer a few times before. In fact, that’s probably what got you here in the first place. If you’re just starting out as a freelance designer, you’ve

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How to become a sound engineer

Ever wanted to know how to become a sound engineer? Luckily for you, you’re in the right place! This blog will provide all (ok, most) of the information about sound engineering that you’ll ever need. So you can answer the question, what does a sound engineer do? From guidance on a sound engineer salary to tips on how to become

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IR35: What do freelancers need to know?

The big question Life is full of big questions. Is free will an illusion? How do we define consciousness? How many steps do I really need to take in a day? Is my collapsible coffee cup really saving the planet – or just aiding Starbucks’ profitability? What exactly is IR35? We can’t help much with the first few, but we

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The best business laptop for a freelancer

The best business laptop and laptop insurance for a freelance writer Where would we be without the computer, and the laptop more specifically? It has fundamentally altered the way we work, where we work, and what we work on. Sure, in ten years we might all be ruled over by a merciless AI master (and if you’re reading this in

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How to go freelance

Everything you always wanted to know about how to write an invoice, freelance contracts and estimates for a job (but were afraid to ask) There is something innately human about making a leap into unchartered territory. It’s in our nature to dream about the unfamiliar. But many of us don’t quite take that final step. It’s easy to be safe

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Best Cafes to Work From in Oxford

Whether it’s the atmospheric buzz of the ‘coffee shop effect’*, the change of scenery, or the delicious coffees, it’s common knowledge that working in a café has several major perks. As a freelancer, one of these perks is being able to switch it up and explore what your city – or the city you are visiting – has to offer.

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Best Cafes to Work From in Edinburgh

Indulging in the use of cafés as your office for the day grows expensive – especially when you’re surrounded by delicious temptations in the likes of homemade cakes and well-made, ethically-sourced coffee. Edinburgh may not be the most cost-effective for freelancers, but it’s certainly cheaper in comparison to London and comes with a more relaxed city culture. To help increase

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