The Gig Economy And The World Of Unicorns

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No-one really knows what the Gig Economy is all about The Gig Economy is based upon either disrupting an existing big business model or it is providi...

Siri - Do My Tax Return

Ed Molyneux | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ed Molyneux

These kinds of new user interfaces are revolutionising the way we interact with technologies and services. But it is not just entertainment or home tasks which can benefit. What if we could also make mundane business matters, like payroll and bookkeeping, more efficient, too?

Brexit: What Does it Mean to the UK's Freelancers?

Chris Smith | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK
Chris Smith

Last Friday, the UK woke up to political upheaval and economic turmoil. In a move that seemingly stunned both campaigns involved, the British public v...

Now Is the Time for Freelancers to Work

Ed Mayo | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Ed Mayo

With more than a quarter of the UK workforce now self-employed, and new evidence showing this is set to grow this year, the rise of freelancing signals a fundamental shift in the nature of work.

What I Learnt From Spending Time Away From the Internet

Lizzie Davey | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

It was almost 11pm and I was responding to a client offer after a day spent hiking, eating, and dodging the rain. I never worked this late at home, so why was I still tapping away on my tiny keypad as it was nearing midnight?

16 Dangers Of Working As A Freelancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Working freelance always seems like the holy grail of chill, but really? It's full of danger. Here's 16 things nobody ever tells you about freelancing...

Offices Are Over. How We'll All Be Working Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

The success of virtual companies that thrive via remote working means the traditional office has had its day. Yet just because we can now virtually wo...

The Magic Three: Qualities for Creating a Successful New Business

Erica Sosna | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

As a business and enterprise coach I am frequently asked about the kinds of skills and qualities I think new business owners need to develop. Now, everyone is different and we all come with a unique skill set. But there are three skills I believe to be universal if you are going to flourish as a freelance, self employed person or entrepreneur.

Free Up Funds By Choosing Freelancers Over Full Time Talent.

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Remember, freelancers are their own bosses. Their reputation for efficiency and quality work is their lifeblood, so they will be driving themselves. Every second a freelancer has that commission in their lap, it's their one and only focus.

Flourishing in Freelance - How to Take The Plunge

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Ever hated your boss? Plenty of us have. In fact I only lasted six months in employment before I worked out that being told what to do by someone else...

The Benefits of Failure

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

As long as we learn from our mistakes and continue to take risks, it will help us reach our full potential. Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, made 1,000 prototypes before finally coming up with a concept that worked, as he famously said; "Many of life's failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up."

The Freelancers Lament

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
The Mac Twins

Leave school, go to college/university, find job in that chosen field, totter up that career ladder, receive pension, retire playing golf, making soup and joining a bridge club. This is what schools drill into us since our first times tables test, and when you don't take this path, you feel like you're on the whacky races with no guidance pit stops and a worrying lack of financial fuel.

How to Grow Your Freelance Business

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In today's world, being good at what you do is simply not enough to grow your freelance business. It's a great start and will form the foundation of your future work, but you will also need to have a firm commitment to develop and then execute your marketing and growth strategies as part of your daily activities.

Freelance Britain 2013

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

With an ever increasing number of people freelancing to earn extra money, start their own micro-businesses, have a more flexible work/life balance, or...

How Do You Manage A Virtual Workforce?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

As small businesses are outsourcing an increasing number of their services to freelancers, the result can often mean working alongside several, or in some cases, an entire group of colleagues you've never met in the flesh. It can save precious time and money. There are, however, some important things to bear in mind to ensure a harmonious remote working environment.

10 Stock Photos To Remind You Why It's Better Not To Work In An Office

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Happy National Freelancers Day, national freelancers! Why not celebrate it by spending too much time on the internet, not getting dressed 'til 6pm and...

Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying Behaviour

Philip Larkin | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

I'm still unemployed freelancing; don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to go a bit mad. It's been a good almost-year in many ways, as I've had a lot of time to work on my own TV projects - so lots of pitching has taken place in these past months, but with lots of pitching comes lots of knockbacks.

The New Wave of British Exports

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In the past year we've seen the amount of time UK freelancers are selling their services to companies abroad (and in particular to far Eastern countries) more than double on PeoplePerHour. You'd think that these are specialist services from the upper echelons of our labour force. But they are not.

Why Are More Freelancers Appearing Up North? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Yorkshire has been revealed as the home of Britain's freelancer activity, with four Yorkshire towns and cities, Bradford, Sheffield, Halifax and Hudde...

Diary of a Freelancer: Week 1

Jayne Gorman | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Gorman

I've left my job as an in house social media manager to make it on my own. Expectation levels are high but the person putting the most pressure on me is me. To others what I have already achieved in these early days looks like success, to me it is just the start.

All Freelancers Are Crazy Workaholics With No Money

Daniel Johnson | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

Freelancers are always out of work. Even when they're in work, they're out of work. If you are not working, you have no money. And if you are working, you have no time to find more work. When the job ends, you have time, but no work. Whichever way you approach it, you always have no money.

Stop Fighting Mythical Dragons George and Let Small Businesses Roar

John Brazier | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics
John Brazier

In the run up to yesterday's budget I called on the Chancellor to come out fighting for the UK's smallest businesses, a sector that contributes £82 billion to the UK economy annually - freelancing. As the dust settles on the Budget, how well did the Chancellor do?

Freelancing? What's the Point?

Colette Mason | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Tech
Colette Mason

I'll hold my hands up. I'm 100% unemployable. When I say "unemployable" I don't mean unprofessional; I just mean I am not cut out to do the same role ...

140 Characters

Lee Mannion | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Tech
Lee Mannion

Looking at the resulting collection of 140 portraits, the marvellous variety of people is revealed. Not only our different shapes and sizes but our moods that change so much in a day. Some of the people in front of Chris' camera were obviously a bit anxious about it, others seem confident and happy. It's just like we all are in real life, in other words.

Businesses Hire Freelancers Amid Double Dip Fears Says Research

Felicity Morse | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

With fears of a double-dip recession mounting, companies are preferring to hire freelancers in a bid to save money, a survey has shown. Online free...