Philip King, the Small Business Commissioner and Matt Dowling, founder of Freelancer Club, on the impact the coronavirus has had on freelancers, their reaction to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and the campaign to end the scourge of unpaid invoices.
Ask Me Anything video series with Ivan Weiss, Portrait Photographer. Check out our recorded session where Ivan answers questions from how he lights his subjects to finding new clients. To connect with Ivan, enquire about mentoring or to admire his work, click here. Browse our full event program.
Find out if you are able to claim for financial support from a Government scheme? Together with LeadGen, we've developed a tool that will help you work out whether you can claim financial support as a sole trader, limited company or business via SEISS, Universal Credit and a whole lot more.
By day three of the pandemic most of my client list had vanished. Throughout the rest of the week, emails dripped in with a version of the same message, ‘Due to the coronavirus we have put a hold on all projects/cancelled all events/ceased trading.’ And just like that, my freelance business ground to a halt.
The self-employed community welcomed the Chancellor's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to help ease the financial pressures many are under during the current crisis. However, as many as 2 million self-employed individuals are estimated to be ineligible for the scheme. To see if you are able to claim, we've designed a SEISS infographic.
The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme was launched to provide financial support to self-employed individuals who meet certain criteria. Emma James, the Number Ninja, explains what those criteria are, how to claim, what other support might become available and what are the alternatives for those who are not eligible.
We are all feeling the impact of COVID-19 and it can often seem like an endless feed of bad news. At Freelancer Club, we've joined a bunch of companies who are offering various services for free during the pandemic. All Freelancer Club members can gain access to our virtual events to help with development and support during this turbulent time. We're also giving every account £200 in Concierge Credits to spend on freelance hires. Here is a list of other companies who are helping out.
Self-isolation, social distancing, lockdown… Let’s face it, for many of us, this basically just means slowly sinking into the sofa, staring blankly at a screen (see, you’re doing it right now) and mindlessly munching on the irrational food choices that we just panic-bought in bulk. With the outside world being so unsettling and chaotic at the moment, it makes sense that we’d rather work our way through a super-bumper-multi-mega-extra large pack of biscuits than work on creative project ideas as freelancers. Although we all deserve some time out from the pressures and anxieties of this global pandemic, this doesn’t mean we have to stagnate at the expense of our creativity.