Increase freelancer productivity

How companies can help increase freelancer productivity

Even if you’re self-employed, there are numerous steps your clients can take that will help increase freelancer productivity. Companies often use freelancers as strategic assets to support their existing processes and staff, with an additional specialist skill set. However, businesses operate in different ways, and some common practices or oversights can easily sap a freelancer’s…

4 top tips for increasing freelancer productivity

There are many ways you can increase your freelancer productivity and your operational efficiency with it. When you’re working solo, the phrase “time is money” really rings true. After all, the buck stops with you. If you’re able to make yourself more productive, you can increase your overall profitability without putting in extra hours. We’ve prepared this…

Do creative freelancers need more Government protection?

An influential report from the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) – which surveyed 700 creative freelancers – has recommended the government do more to offer them protection. The creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the economy. And, with 47% of the people in these industries being freelance, it’s clear to see that the government…

3 financial tips for becoming an international freelancer

Becoming an international freelancer is an effective means of diversifying your operations. In today’s digital world, working across borders is easier than ever. Your client can benefit from your specific expertise or local connections, while you can make your services available to a whole new market. But, snapping out of the status quo and setting yourself up…

Holidays for freelancers: Preparing yourself and your finances

Taking holidays for freelancers can be a complex yet rewarding experience. Everyone needs a break every now and again. But, when you’re running your own business, taking a holiday requires additional planning and a healthy attitude towards downtime. Here, we’ll take a look at why holidays are so important for freelancers. And, tell you how to…

Should you hire employees or freelancers?

So, you’ve reached the stage where you can’t go it alone any longer, and there’s only one question in your mind: “Should I hire employees or freelancers?” Both present distinctly different benefits. And, ultimately, the answer depends on the unique characteristics of your small business. Employees vs freelancers: the pros and cons To help you…

Why do a third of freelance journalists need state benefits?

New research from The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) has found that 36% of freelance journalists are claiming some form of state benefit or tax credit. This is compared to just 17% of full-time journalists. Among the most frequently cited reasons for claiming state benefits or tax credits was clients’ propensity to…