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

What is life as a freelancer like?

What’s it like to live life as a freelancer? It’s liberating and exciting… scary and stressful. Earning a living as a freelancer isn’t easy, but with some forethought, planning, and a touch of luck, you can make it happen! Pretty soon you’ll be setting your own hours, and working in your underwear! Freelancers Are The … Read more

Freelance Definition: How the meaning of freelancing is changing

There are many different variations on how freelancers are working and defining their work today. But traditional definitions of freelancing are becoming outdated as what being a freelancer means becomes more complicated and nuanced. Let’s look at the definition of a freelance and how the meaning of the word "freelance" is changing. What is the definition of freelancer? … Read more

Why plagiarism is a huge risk for freelancers and how to avoid it

Plagiarism simply goes by the concept of “stealing or copying someone’s intellectual property or product without giving them the credit and presenting it as your own work.” It is, of course, a bad and unappreciated practice worldwide. You can’t put your nametag on someone else’s property either it’s intellectual or physical, it would be considered … Read more

Freelance Statistics: The Freelance Economy in Numbers

Freelance statistics are a great way to show you how you’re not alone in wanting to go freelance, how others are finding the freelance environment and how freelancers contribute to the overall economy. Following this post and discussion on definition of freelancing, we’ve pulled together more freelance stats from the US, UK, Europe, Japan and further … Read more

The definition of freelancer is changing: meet the 5 new types of freelancers

There are many different variations on how freelancers are working and defining their work today. According to the Collins English Dictionary, "a freelancer is a self-employed person, especially a writer or artist, who is not employed continuously but hired to do specific assignments." Seems fairly straightforward to me. But a new report argues that is there are now 5 different types of … Read more

When freelance projects go wrong, keep calm and communicate

When you win a new client and start working on a fresh freelance project, it can be one of the most exciting times for any freelancer. You spent time and effort putting together a project plan and strategy that you know the client should go for. When they do and you get that call to … Read more