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The freelance lifestyle

Demanding clients, non-billable hours and working holidays – the perils of being a freelancer.

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With the prospect of ditching the commute, setting your own hours and bidding farewell to petty office politics for good, it’s little wonder many of us dream of going freelance. However, the reality can often involve long hours, stressful clients and a whole lot of admin. We spoke to several successful freelancers and asked them to name the main lessons ... Read More »

Freelance tools: preparation

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Freelancing is an rewarding but sometimes difficult environment, so I’ve gathered 3 sets of strategy tools (some I’ve found myself and others suggested by Mike Doyle) that should help you make it as efficient as possible: Tools for organisation, Tools for preparation and Tools for presentation. Below is the second set in this mini series: Tools for Preparation Project Management is ... Read More »

Tools for freelancing: presentation

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Freelancing is a rewarding but sometimes difficult environment, so I’ve gathered 3 sets of strategy tools (some I’ve found myself and others suggested by Mike Doyle) that should help you make it as efficient as possible: Tools for organisation, Tools for preparation and Tools for presentation. Below is the third and final set in this mini series: Tools for presentation ... Read More »

Coffee is the New Business Currency in the UK: Top ten findings

small perks

At a time when employees are working longer hours and feeling more stressed, new research shows just how much small perks play an important role in improving the daily work life of employees. Nearly nine in 10 (87%) UK workers state that small perks in the office (such as high quality coffee, fresh fruit and snacks), are crucial to retaining ... Read More »

10 reasons it is great to be a freelancer

great to be a freelancer

10 reasons it is great to be a freelancer Freelancers work damned hard, and when they are not working hard they are working to land gigs so they can work hard again. Freelancing success comes down to a relatively simple equation: positive attitude + maximum effort = flexible lifestyle + freedom to be who you want to be It is ... Read More »