CONFUSED BY FREELANCE BUSINESS TERMINOLOGY? HERE'S A JARGON BREAKDOWN

For anyone interested in pursuing alternatives to traditional employment, it can seem like there’s a lot of confusing business terminology to get your head around.  Is ‘freelance’ the same as ‘self employed’? What about contractors? What’s the difference between a sole trader and a limited company? Are sole traders self employed? Are freelancers employees..? What the hell is a solopreneur?!

FREELANCE GENDER PAY GAP?

In many ways, the freelance revolution has been great for gender equality.  It’s no wonder that more and more (especially young) women are going freelance. It’s a tantalising opportunity for empowerment - working for yourself with flexibility and freedom, whilst escaping the hierarchies of corporate work.  Utopia - am I right? Not quite.   

BACK TO THE STUDIO AFTER LOCKDOWN - WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR FREELANCERS ON A PHOTOSHOOT?

As lockdown restrictions are finally easing, freelance models, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists are (understandably) eager to get back to working on shoots. However, the close contact required means that extra strategic planning is needed so that things can run as safely as possible.   I spoke to two Freelancer Club members to see how getting back to work has gone for them since lockdown.

THE 6 MAIN CHALLENGES WHEN HIRING A FREELANCER

Thinking of hiring a freelancer?  While you may be wary of taking on full time staff during these precarious times, you might have considered taking on freelancers to help fill a skills gap on your team or add value to a project you had put on hold during lockdown. 

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