Working Well when Freelancing can be easy to forget.

With over 2m people freelancing in the UK, more people are turning to working for themselves, but what impact might that have on your mental health, and what things do you need to consider when you’re freelancing to make sure you can work well? We asked Matthew Knight from community support group Leapers – to share his … Continue reading “Working Well when Freelancing can be easy to forget.”

Freelancer interview: Tommy Minchin, Architectural Technologist

This week’s interview is with Tommy Minchin, an Architectural Technologist I met recently at Minor Oak co-working space in Nottingham. Who are you and what do you do? I am Tommy Minchin, a qualified Architectural Technologist and Director of MNCN Architecture Ltd (est. Jan 2019). At MNCN Architecture Ltd we provide a variety architectural design based services … Continue reading “Freelancer interview: Tommy Minchin, Architectural Technologist”

Recent survey finds that flexible working increases productivity and improves wellbeing

A survey of over 100 freelancers, small business and corporate employees has found that flexible working could provide the key for delivering growth and productivity for businesses and improving people’s wellbeing in the future. In the survey which asked people about how their working patterns, to try and throw some light on what the future … Continue reading “Recent survey finds that flexible working increases productivity and improves wellbeing”

The ethics of ‘faking it until you make it’

Many sources encourage us to ‘fake it until we make it’ in a new career path. If they’re selling coaching/ebooks or ‘growth hacking’ their social media this kind of advice is especially common. There are some ethical issues around this attitude though – both for the freelancer and their clients. For the freelancer… Committing to … Continue reading “The ethics of ‘faking it until you make it’”

This week in freelancing: Saying no, isolation and support

I had a tough week in August as a freelancer for various reasons. A local remote worker who works from home all the time called me and put me back on my feet however! Thanks, S. Saying No Especially when taking referrals, saying ‘no’ can be extremely difficult. It’s hard to turn paying work away … Continue reading “This week in freelancing: Saying no, isolation and support”