Knowledgebase Articles for Freelancers

It’s time to put ‘you’ on your to-do list

Over 2 million people are now freelancing in the UK, and more people are turning to working for themselves than ever before. But what impact might that have on your mental health, and what things should you consider when you’re freelancing to make sure you can work well? We asked Matthew Knight from the mental health project Leapers to share

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The Budget 2020: What’s in store for freelancers?

Overview In less than a week’s time, new Chancellor Rishi Sunak will present his first Budget. As with many other aspects of the government under Boris Johnson, what the Budget might contain is hard to predict in any detail. A party seemingly interested in ruling by slogan (expect the phrase “levelling up” to crop up more than once next Wednesday),

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Is IR35 keeping you up at night?

IR35. Two letters and two numbers that strike fear into the hearts of freelancers everywhere (our survey confirmed it). But should they? There’s a couple of key distinctions to make first. The ins and outs of IR35 Ultimately, your IR35 status comes down to one simple determination: are you inside or are you outside? If you’re found to be inside

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How to gain the confidence to go freelance

A big thank you to Blue Cricket’s Tim Bradburn for the following post. How to gain the confidence to go freelance If you’re currently considering going freelance, you might be feeling unsure what your next move should be. If that’s the case, a good way to start is to define the type of business you want to build. Business? If

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Are co-working spaces for you?

Freelancing, often from home, can mean a lonely existence. Could co-working spaces offer much needed human contact, but also a great environment to meet potential new clients and business partners? Dave Howell reports. One of the critical challenges facing all freelancers is how they manage their isolation. As the vast majority of freelancers will work from home, they can spend

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How to become a digital nomad

This is a guest post from journalist, writer and publisher Dave Howell. Working 9-5 in an office is now seen as outdated and doesn’t reflect how modern businesses are run, says Dave Howell. Workers and freelancers today are digital nomads, working flexibly, on the move, embracing the latest mobile technologies. Many workers become a digital nomad by accident or design.

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Energy Saving Tips for Freelancers

Big Energy Saving Week Did you know that this week is Energy Saving Week? We know what you’re thinking. No gym for you. Another excuse to stay on the sofa with some biscuits, a cup of tea, and some Monty Don on the TV in the background. But we’re not talking about saving your own energy. We’re talking about energy

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