Don’t do it yourself

Time is precious to freelancers. Admin is a pain in the arse. By this, I mean the admin that employees can often avoid, through having a specific department within a company to deal with things on their behalf. Most of us don't have the funds to use a virtual assistant, although I've been tempted. In... Continue Reading →

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Rainy day fund

I like to have some funds under my own control. Easy to access and available to me whenever, without penalty and also actually earning something in the form of interest, not just losing value while gaining nothing in a bank account.

The Friday Four #9

It's that time again! Have you got a Friday feeling? I always told myself that being a freelancer would mean I was flexible and wouldn't be a slave to the Monday – Friday grind. In the end, it seems that I not only am (usually), but it's probably a good thing. Routine is good. In... Continue Reading →

12 tips for working with remote freelancers

I'm a remote freelancer. You've booked me for a project. I have, in many ways, been transported into your world, like a visiting alien from another planet. But, remaining securely ensconced in my atmosphere controlled space-explorer vehicle, I view you all from afar. Disconnected. I need to learn your ways and customs, your cultural rules... Continue Reading →

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