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How not to look like a company of one

I am fascinated by the way the freelance economy works. Particularly the way that we independents pool resources to compete with the big boys.  Partly powered by technology, we are linking up and sharing in many different ways and it’s beginning to look like the way we’ll all work in the future. Of course you […]

7 trends to watch for your freelance career

7 key trends for your freelance career

The seasoned freelancer always has a wary eye on what’s coming up over the horizon. Let’s face it though; many of us are hopping from one gig to the next without worrying too much about how we fit in as the world changes around us. So, we decided to do the homework for you, and […]

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It doesn’t have to be like this

How many of you wake up asking yourself that question? I guess we all do, at least occasionally. Listen up.  We aren’t living in a medieval world of serfs and kings. The world in which we had to put up with our lot is long past.  Way too many people are sitting out situations that […]

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Welcome to my world

Get yourself a proper job. Chatting to a friend yesterday evening who hasn’t quite made the leap for independence, we talked about one of the side benefits of living a freelance existence. If you’ve been here before you’ll know that we are huge exponents of the many advantages of not having a fixed 9-5 job, […]

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The invisible independents

There’s been an explosion in the number of people who are choosing to work freelance, and yet, when official employment figures are published, freelancers and independents manage to fall off the radar. Why is that? It’s simple. The way that the government monitors this information is out of date. According to the number crunchers, employment […]

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Telling your story

A funny thing happened recently.  I was asked for a recent copy of my CV (that’s resume for our US readers!) If you are freelance, you probably can’t remember the last time you were asked for your resume.  It’s much more likely that you have been asked for your Linkedin profile, or a link to […]

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Wandering about in the Cloud

Our offices are whereever we want them to be – right? It’s easier than ever now, and best of all, it doesn’t need to cost the earth.  In fact, the real problem is choosing which productivity tools and services are best and won’t cost an arm and a leg. The Cloud and Software as a […]

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