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

10 Best Tips to Grow as a Successful Freelance Developer

The web development sector is booming, and it provides extensive opportunities for a freelance developer to enjoy the work and earnings. You love to become a freelance developer, and it is the reason why you are here. You better know that there lies tight competition in the freelance web development sectors that prevent you from … Read more

Win Freelance Work With Better Pricing

Like many freelancers, you’re probably insecure about your pricing. How do you accurately price non-commodity work? How do you compare one professional’s work to another? How do you determine what’s fair to charge when you’re dealing with abstract concepts like the effectiveness of writing, the cleanliness of code, or the beauty of a design? Truthfully, … 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

28 tips from freelance job sites that you can use to be a successful freelancer

Each of the main online freelance job sites – Elance, oDesk, PeoplePerHour and Freelancer.com – have guides detailing what they think it takes to be a successful freelancer, communicate well with clients and run effective freelance projects. While undertaking freelance work in these online marketplaces is an art in itself, there’s loads of useful information … 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

NSA and Prism in the UK: The politics of a privacy plan

My previous post on personal privacy following Prismgate, "My Privacy Plan", sparked a fantastic discussion over on Hacker News. The comment that most resonated with me – and had the most upvotes – questioned what the political aspect of a privacy plan would look like: "My privacy plan will involve learning more about politics. Who … Read more

Freelance Web Developer Q&A: Ross Wintle, Oikos

(This is the third in a series of interviews with freelancers, telling us their stories on how they went freelance. The aim is to help others who are thinking of becoming freelance learn more about what it takes, as well as get advice and inspiration so they can get the confidence and understanding to find … Read more