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    Freelancer numbers rise for first time in 12-months

    Posted on 4th June 2021 by Phil Ainley MCIM, CMktr, Dip DigM - Marketing Manager

    According to recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS.gov.uk) there was a welcome rise in the number of freelancers in the UK, up from 4,313,000 in January to 4,331,000 in F...

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    How to manage several freelance clients at once

    Posted on 26th March 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    As a freelancer, you have the freedom to take on as many or as few clients as you like, but if you want to create a full-time career out of freelancing, you will need to grow your book of clients to e...

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  • Key points you should know to be a successful freelancer – part two

    Posted on 29th November 2019 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    In part one of key points you should know to be a successful freelancer, we provided advice on building your freelance services, achieving financial security, running checks on clients and more. Ke...

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    Alcohol Reduction Hypnotherapy Specialist – Ailsa Frank

    Posted on 11th November 2019 by Katherine Ducie - Marketing Executive

    As part of our Meet The Freelancer series of blogs, we interview many freelance professionals from a range of industries. Alcohol Reduction Hypnotherapy Specialist, Ailsa Frank, has an impressive 3...

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    Freelance PR and Marketing Professional – Andrea Sexton

    Posted on 28th October 2019 by Katherine Ducie - Marketing Executive

    As part of our Meet The Freelancer series of blogs, we interview many freelance professionals from a range of industries. Bristol based freelance PR and marketing professional and director at Admir...

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  • Look after your mental health when you are freelancing

    Looking after yourself as a Freelancer

    Posted on 9th October 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Thursday October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. As part of the day the NHS is currently running a campaign called ‘Every Mind Matters’. According to MIND Charity, approximately 1 in every ...

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  • Free ways to market yourself as a freelancer

    Free ways to market yourself online as a freelancer

    Posted on 7th October 2019 by Katherine Ducie - Marketing Executive

    Whether you’re starting out as a freelancer or you’re already established in your industry, every so often it’s worth assessing your marketing efforts to ensure you’re on track to reach your g...

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  • 10 freelancing traps you should try and avoid

    Posted on 6th September 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    You’ve taken the plunge to work for yourself and started freelancing. You’re your own boss, you make the decisions, you’re unstoppable. Woooaaah, hold on there tiger! Take some time to read o...

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    Selling your services and yourself as a Freelancer

    Posted on 18th July 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    To be successful in the competitive world of freelancing you need to hone your selling skills as well as your technical skills. Selling is a key skill in business and one that doesn’t come natura...

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    How you can stay focused if you work from home

    Posted on 24th May 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, the number of people who work from home rose 74% between 2008 and 2018. Working from home is popular, not only with self-employed worke...

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    To freelance or not to freelance?

    Posted on 10th October 2017 by Katy Carlisle

    Working in your pyjamas with nobody else to answer to? The freelance life can seem like a dream! And with self-employment on the rise, you may be tempted to make the leap too. Since setting up my o...

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  • Steps to Take if Your Client Won’t Pay an Invoice

    Posted on 9th October 2017 by Caunce O'Hara

    You’ve handed over the final piece of work for a client, carefully totted up your billable hours and then sent them an invoice for the work completed. Does this situation sound familiar? Silence...

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  • Tips for Going Freelance after Redundancy

    Posted on 20th September 2017 by Caunce O'Hara

    Being made redundant can be a highly stressful life event that no one wants to have to go through. It can be a very emotional time, as you will be leaving behind a company and a team that you love. ...

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  • Three Alternatives To Working From Your Kitchen Table

    Posted on 18th August 2017 by Caunce O'Hara

    Many of us dream of working from home. It’s an opportunity to cut out the commute, work in a more comfortable environment and never miss another parcel from the postman again. However, the realit...

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  • Essential Co-working Space Etiquette

    Posted on 4th August 2017 by Caunce O'Hara

    Co-working spaces have grown in popularity in recent years as a result of more people heading down the freelancing route. For those freelancers who aren’t keen on working from their kitchen table...

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