Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more

Challenges in growing an agency

Once upon a time, marketing agencies were profitable businesses.  They were tough to get into and get the first few accounts, but  competition was reasonable and the business model provided  sufficient profit margins.  Today, that is no longer the case. It is very easy to get into the  business, but it’s very hard to grow … Read more

The 10 Best Sites to Find Freelance Gigs

More and more employees are turning to freelance jobs, either alongside a full-time freelance job or as their primary career. A gig is a temporary freelance job and is often part-time. Freelance gigs are particularly common in IT and creative industries but can are in almost every industry. People might do one freelance gig at … Read more

Freelance Graphic Design Contract [Free Download]

DISCLAIMER: The information in this Freelance Graphic Design Contract is a sample based on the author’s experience, knowledge, and opinions. Users of this freelance contract template are advised to do their own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and all information should be independently verified by your own qualified professionals. By reading … Read more

Freelance Marketing Proposal Template [free example template to download]

This freelance marketing proposal template will give you the basics for getting a robust freelance marketing proposal in place for your freelance business. And there’s even a free example proposal template to download. When pitching to new clients, a freelance marketing proposal helps you present your solution, show your credibility, and name a price for … Read more

Guide to the gig economy

The gig economy is the rising labor market that hires temporary, contracted workers instead of traditional employees. Companies are outsourcing tasks to already-trained, nonbenefited workers, and workers have a chance to work for multiple companies in temporary positions and quick gigs or to fulfill ongoing work. There are a lot of mixed feelings about the … Read more