UnderPinned Magazine


We need to talk about the dark side of freelancing

Not to sound like your granddad, but over the last couple of years, freelancing has become very trendy. And nowhere is the idea sold to us more than in the world of journalism, where a not-insignificant chunk of the freelance cohort have become celebrities in their own right, writing bestselling...

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Day in the Life

Illustrator Stefano Meloni

Stefano is an incredible illustrator from Sardinia who lives in South London.

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What is life like for freelancers in the world’s most liveable cities?

The perennial dilemma of where to live is a topic that plagues all of us at some point in our lives. However, even more so for the growing number of freelancers. According to the National Office of Statistics, half the UK workforce expected to be working remotely by 2020, and...

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Affording the Hearth: The problems faced by pregnant freelancers looking for a mortgage

For the large portion of new mothers who freelance, pursuing and successfully claiming a mortgage is another stress added to the already heavy pile of anxiety. But are lenders doing enough to help people in this difficult position?     The current maternity benefits system appears to heavily penalise self-employed women...

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Chasing Payments: The Emotional Tax of Freelancing

Hi! Hope you're well! So sorry to be a pest, but I just wanted to check in again on my payment. It's been six weeks now since I sent my invoice and still haven't been paid. I hate to burden you with this, but I tried to contact the accounts...

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