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Managing your income as a contractor or freelancer

Along with the benefits of self-employment, there is a need to manage your income as a contractor or freelancer which many may not appreciate when they set out on the road to self-employment. One reason for this is that being a freelancer or a contractor may leave you...

How Much to Charge as a Freelancer

How Much to Charge as a Freelancer

It's one thing taking the brave step into self-employment, but knowing how much to charge as a freelancer is a question that everyone making this move will ask. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer since a lot will depend on the industry you work in, your...

Budget 2018: How it affects contractors and the self-employed

Budget 2018: How it affects contractors and the self-employed

For the hundreds of thousands of contractors working in the UK's private sector, the Budget 2018 brought unwelcome news that the public sector IR35 rules are being extended to them. The move is not entirely unexpected since the private sector has been involved in...

5 Ways To Source Freelance Work

5 Ways To Source Freelance Work

Finding work as a contractor or freelancer is different to discovering permanent jobs. Once you’ve found one client, you’ll still be on the lookout for more. The trouble is, sourcing freelance work can prove tricky. To help you out, we’ve put together five different...

How To Solve Potential Problems When Working From Home

How To Solve Potential Problems When Working From Home

The prospect of working from home as a contractor or freelancer may sound like bliss. There are no co-workers, no commute, no rules...but it's not all sunshine and roses. Many who switch to self-employment often experience frustration, discontent or a dip in...

Summertime Slump: How To Deal With A Low Workload

Summertime Slump: How To Deal With A Low Workload

As a contractor or freelancer, you’ll find that projects are often delayed in the summer due to clients going away or taking time out with the kids. Whilst it’s nice not to be overwhelmed by a high workload, a few quiet months can cause the money stream to stop. And...

Routes To Self-Employment: Which One Should You Choose?

Routes To Self-Employment: Which One Should You Choose?

There’s a lot to take into account when going down the path of self-employment. This includes the operational structure of your business and how you’ll pay tax, which seems like a whole other world when you’ve spent most of your career as an employee. You may have...

Picking A Pension & Making The Most Of It

Picking A Pension & Making The Most Of It

Being a contractor or freelancer, it’s important to have funds available in your bank account, just in case. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make other types of savings, such as pensions. The day you finally get to take a dip from the pot may be far away, but the...

3 Financial Secrets Of Working From Home

3 Financial Secrets Of Working From Home

If you’ve decided to work from home as a contractor or freelancer, you’ll be enjoying several great advantages already. You're never late for work, for one thing. Nonetheless, home working isn’t just beneficial for those who’ve previously battled traffic woes; it also...

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