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 Rates: How To Work Out Your Daily or Project Rate

Freelance rates can be hard to figure out and one of the main things people ask before they go freelance is how to work out their freelance consultant rate. Setting your freelance rates is difficult. Set your day rate too low and you have to work longer and harder to make a decent income. Set your … Read more

Top tech firms: are their employees happy? #infographic

Tech firms are often thought of as inherently cool places to work, not least thanks to their (often rather overblown!) reputations for constructing airy, gadget-filled employee spaces that more closely resemble giant hangout zones than traditional cubicle-based office floors. Admittedly, a few headline-grabbing features at one or two of the more infamously wacky workplaces do … Read more

Freelancers need to follow these five pension boosting strategies

Ensure your pension is working for you. Follow these five pension boosting strategies. Everybody might have different aspirations for retirement, but there is one thing we all share regarding the money we have for when we stop working. We all want to have as much money in our pension pot as possible. The more money … Read more

How to Become a Freelance Consultant

Becoming a freelance consultant is a dream for many. I’ve been lucky enough to have a successful freelance career as a social media and digital PR consultant for the last few years. There’s been some bumps along the way, but advice and encouragement from a wide range of people enabled me to go it alone … Read more

Freelance Mobile App Developer Q&A: Nick Nicolaou

(This is the sixth 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

Freelance Consultant Rates: How To Work Out Your Hourly, Daily or Project Rate

One of the main things people ask before they go freelance is how to work out their freelance consultant rate. Setting your freelance consultant rates is difficult. Set your day rate too low and you have to work longer and harder to make a decent income. Set your day rate too high and you risk putting … Read more

What is IR35? Does IR35 apply to your freelance contract?

If you’re working as a freelancer or a contractor through your own limited company you’ve probably heard people talking about IR35 legislation. They’ve probably spoken about it in hushed tones, like IR35 is this big scary thing to be feared. IR35 is a piece of legislation that you need to know about, but it’s not … Read more

Starting a freelance career as a web designer or developer

If the idea of working as a freelance web designer is appealing to you, that’s not surprising. Here are just a few benefits of starting a freelance career as a web designer or developer: You get to be your own boss. You can work from anywhere with the exception of the occasional, in-person client meeting. … Read more