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Juggling being both freelance and a full time employee

Through choice or necessity, many creatives juggle a full-time job with freelancing. Tina Nielsen hears from seasoned freelancers on how to make it a success – and when it might be time to make the leap to 100% freelance. Whether you are a full-time freelancer or in a permanent job...

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Making Money From Memes

The internet has rewired the way we engage with ourselves and others. Granted, it’s not a glitteringly original statement, but just a fundamental fact of existence in 2019. Was life before, as we fear, a bottomless hell of work and productivity, forced conversation and empty commutes? Probably. Now, we at...

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Status Anxiety: Sole Trader vs Limited Company?

With the flexibility of freelancing comes a slipperiness of language: what exactly are you? Whether you call yourself a freelancer, a consultant, a contractor, or even a microbusiness, there are really just two kinds of self-employment: working as a sole trader or operating through your own limited company. But what...

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Does your background affect your freelance career?

There have been numerous studies on the effects of a person’s upbringing – class, education, privilege – on career success, with many reports drawing a similar, unsurprising conclusion: that someone born into privilege is likely to fare better than someone brought up with less.  Does the same ‘class divide’ and...

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Autism and the Freedom of Freelancing

An article published on 7th May this year caught the attention of a lot of people. Titled “Offices can be Hell for people whose brains work differently,'' it detailed various conditions, and how workspaces can take a toll on anyone who is considered to be neurodivergent. With that in mind, the...

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