WHY PAYING A FREELANCER UPFRONT, JUST LIKE WE DO FOR CONSUMABLE GOODS, IS BETTER FOR BOTH PARTIES

Okay, I’ll admit it, my onion analogy in my previous article was rather absurd—and I use this word strongly, not loosely. Yes, it’s ludicrous to believe that a client sees a freelancer as a physical consumer good and not an “intangible service” which can’t be detected by any of the human senses.  Or is it…? (in your best gruff movie trailer voice)  

IS FREELANCING THE SOLUTION TO THE GREAT RESIGNATION?

As the pandemic changes how we feel about life, work and what we want out of both, more and more people are taking that step back to rethink their lives. Companies that don’t provide the better working conditions they’re being asked for are quickly finding their workers leaving for greener pastures in record breaking numbers. As more people come to love the freedom that remote working provides, many are turning to freelancing to open up previously closed doors. 

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! 

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