FREELANCER FEELING LOST? YOU ARE NOT ALONE

January is often a time of reflection. You may be looking back at an amazing year just gone or questioning whether freelancing is right for you. It can also be a dark time for some and, although it can be difficult to admit, we could all do with a little help from time to time. Freelancing is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career paths you can take but finding stability and success doesn't come easily. So, we've compiled a few tips to get you on the right track and thinking positively for 2022. 

HOW TO GET EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS

Thanks to the newest upgrade to Covid-19’s asset pack, Omicron, rumours of yet another lockdown are starting to circle. In response to this, the chancellor is teaming up with Arts Council England to offer an additional £1.5 million in grants for creative freelancers in England. Not to be outdone, the Scottish government also announced a whopping £8m to support creative freelancers in the coming months. So - who is this money for and how can you apply?

6 ACTIONABLE STEPS TO EARN MORE THIS YEAR

We don’t need to tell you, but being freelance is great: the freedom it gives you, the control you have over your time and – hopefully – the money it brings in. But for those times when the cash isn’t forthcoming and you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to pay next month’s bills, here are some ways you can earn more in 2022.

SURVIVING A FREELANCE CHRISTMAS

Christmas is just around the corner and it's a strange time for freelancers. December can be a demotivating period of the year particularly as the days grow shorter, most businesses are winding down and you've got one eye on a large brandy by the fire. But wait! Before you fall into a festive stupor, December can be a great time for freelancers and we're going to show you why! 

ARE YOU CULTIVATING YOUR OWN TOXIC WORK ENVIRONMENT

No matter the industry, every freelancer needs a space to work on their business. Whether you’re hunting down new clients, chasing invoices or working on your site, we all require a little corner to focus.  As more people join the ranks of freelance and remote workers due to Covid-19; we ask the question: “Is your new admin space as stressful as the office you just escaped?"

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