New “Freelance Not Free” Law

A new “Freelance Not Free” law has just been passed by New York state (pending approval or veto by the governor) which gives the following protections to freelancers working there: freelancers must be paid by the agreed date, or within 30 days of completion of the work; freelancers must receive written contracts from the businesses […]

Freelancing Is A Win:Win

We often hear headlines about the “great resignation” and the “war for talent” which combined with increasing numbers of job vacancies mean that freelancing can be a win:win for both businesses and self-employed freelancers. Firms that are struggling to recruit permanent staff are turning to freelancers and contractors to provide the talent and resources they […]

Third of Businesses Routinely Fail To Pay Freelancers On Time

Small and medium sized business (SME) owners are keen to attract independent workers to address skills gaps but routinely fail to pay on time, which could lead to them missing out on talent and therefore opportunities. Based on a survey of over 4,500 people including 500 small and medium-sized business owners, Sonovate’s report, ‘The Future […]

033 How To Ensure You Actually Get Paid!

Freelancing should never actually be free!  But sometimes it can be really difficult to ensure you actually get paid on time by your clients, which can then have a significant impact on your business and personal finances.  So we’re talking to Helen Arney who specialises in helping self-employed people and businesses get paid, and she […]

030 Help, I’m self-employed and can’t get a mortgage!

Help, I’m self-employed and can’t get a mortgage!  True?  Luckily not so much these days.  In this podcast episode we’re dispelling lots of mortgage myths with the brilliant Gareth Love, founder of Roots Finance Group, who amongst other things is an expert in contractor mortgages.  Join us to find out what is happening in the […]

Pandemic Causes Significant Surge in Freelancers

Online freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour has witnessed a 60% increase in freelancers joining in the last year: More than 227,000 Brits applied as freelancers in 2020, up 60% from 2019 97% of those who have started freelancing in the last year plan to do so beyond the pandemic 1 in 4 turning to freelancing due to […]

017 How To Find Your Next Client

When you start working for yourself you need to ensure that you have a constant supply of clients, otherwise you risk having gaps in income.  Sounds obvious right?  But without a conscious strategy and client pipeline you risk panic-pitching to fill those gaps.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  Today, we chat to renowned […]

UK Freelancers Predicted to Earn More in 2021

A new nationwide survey by online jobs marketplace PeoplePerHour reveals that 2021 is set to be an excellent year for freelance talent with increased demand, more opportunities on offer and the potential to earn more money. 60% of business owners say they plan to use more freelancers in 2021 65% of freelancers surveyed expect to […]