Blog & Education

Updates weekly on the UK freelance marketplace

Oct 18, 2019 by Skillbox
How to be a Writer: Top tips to Freelance Writing [Freelance Guide]
There is content already out there about how to be a writer; however, sometimes it is misunderstood the importance of learning this skill. Want to know how to embed it into a specialised niche? Read on and make freelance writing your dream, earning cash on the side or taken it further and making a freelance career.
Oct 11, 2019 by Skillbox
How To Find Your Freelance Skills [Freelance Guide]
How to find your freelance skills describes the way we identify our own talents and make the confident step forward to teach others what we know. Read this article if you want to find your hidden talent.
Oct 02, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Become a Virtual Assistant and Work From Home [Freelance Guide]
Becoming a virtual assistant sounds great – working in the comfort of your own home and zero commutes! We’ve put together this short guide on how to become a virtual assistant and work from home so you can start earning ASAP.
Sep 18, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Freelance: Part 3 [Freelance Guide]
This article is the final series of the 3 part guide in 'How to Freelance' it explains how investing your time is crucial to a successful freelance career and how to keep on track with your freelance portfolio spanning into more detail about rates.
Sep 11, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Freelance: Part 2 [Freelance Guide]
Connecting to the right clientele and discovering how to freelance is essential if you want to excel in your freelance career. In this second series, we discuss the importance of utilising your network and how to build on your fiances to model your expenditure to fit in with your pricing structure.
Sep 01, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Freelance: Part 1 [Freelance Guide]
The internet connects us all, personally, romantically and in this case professionally. Working through the internet gives us a chance to make meaningful connections with clients and business partners that can turn into working relationships. If you’re interested in pursuing these connections, consider our guide on how to freelance.
Aug 21, 2019 by Skillbox
7 Tips to Boost Your Income from Freelance Writing [Freelance Guide]
Even if you're already in a day job, freelance writing can prove to be an excellent way to generate additional income. To become a successful freelance writer, you need to have niche expertise and strong writing skills. Above all, it's such a great pleasure to share your expertise with people from different regions (of the world) and backgrounds.
Aug 14, 2019 by Skillbox
Want to Learn How to Freelance? Part 2 [Freelance Guide]
Having a trustworthy brand is one of the most important aspects of any business. Having a brand strategy is vital to your business’s success. In building a brand, you will learn how to freelance like a professional in no time. Remember your brand is your promise to your customer. In the second part of this series, we will discuss branding options and highlight how to get your name out there!
Aug 05, 2019 by Skillbox
Want to Learn How to Freelance? Part 1 [Freelance Guide]
Working from home at your own pace sound like your style of work? It’s easier than it’s ever been. If you want to learn how to start freelancing you’ll need to be able to identify what skills you have and how to market those skills. This is a two-part series going into the depths of how to freelance when starting from scratch.
Jul 28, 2019 by Skillbox
Earning Money as a Freelancer in the UK: Part 2 [Freelance Guide]
This guide will help you understand freelance work in an instant by providing you with a structured recipe to get your freelance business off to a great start. The second part of this article (Earning Money as a Freelancer in the UK: Part 2) will define a greater way to drive efficiencies in your own work while freelancing.
Jul 15, 2019 by Skillbox
Earning Money as a Freelancer in the UK: Part 1 [Freelance Guide]
Freelancing is a term that relates to having numerous short term jobs or contracts with a selection of clients, or companies, typically without a long term contract. Given the constant expansion of the Internet, earning a living through freelancing has never been easier, especially while freelancing in the UK.
Jul 11, 2019 by Skillbox
What Skills Do You Need to Tutor in the UK? [Freelance Guide]
So, you’re looking to work flexible hours, improve your resume or earn extra income? Being a tutor in the UK is a feasible and manageable option. In fact, it’s more lucrative then you’d probably expect.
Jul 09, 2019 by Skillbox
Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer: Part 3 [Freelance Guide]
Being a successful freelancer is no easy feat, and on most occasions, it is harder to become successful than master your craft. In part 3 we will discuss how-tos of running a profitable and sustainable freelance writer business.
Jul 08, 2019 by Skillbox
Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer: Part 2 [Freelance Guide]
It’s the 21st Century, and you need to put yourself out on the web as a freelance writer. In part 2, you will discover the value of being online as a freelancer and learn about pitching your portfolio to potential clients.
Jul 07, 2019 by Skillbox
Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer: Part 1 [Freelance Guide]
Everyone wants to make their hobby their job. Cooking, tailoring, or in this case; becoming a freelance writer. Freelance writing is contract work, you will be able to take work from a multitude of clients and dedicate your time to them as you see fit.
Jul 02, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Freelance on The Side: Tax Guidance For The UK Freelancer [Freelance Guide]
Are you a UK freelancer on a side hustle? Listen up! The terms ‘employed and ‘self-employed’ are not opposites. HMRC allow side gigs to materialise, meaning you can be employed and self-employed at the same time. Strange right?! It’s pretty commonplace. Are there any implications on your tax liability as a UK freelancer?
Jun 22, 2019 by Skillbox
A Guide to Outsourcing : Part 3 [Outsourcing Guide]
The contract you form with your partner to outsource will have to be drawn up as a statement of work. This will detail everything about the relationship between your companies. It will lay down what services they will provide, deadlines that these services will be given and payment in return.
Jun 17, 2019 by Skillbox
A Guide to Outsourcing : Part 2 [Outsourcing Guide]
You want your business to flourish and expand. The right partner can push this process at a faster pace while enhancing productivity. Like any good parent company, you should always make sure to set clear and well-defined goals and time frames that you want the outsourced work completed.
Jun 17, 2019 by Skillbox
A Guide to Outsourcing : Part 1 [Outsourcing Guide]
Outsourcing is an aspect of business that if utilised properly, can be useful in keeping down costs. Find the right partners, and the results will be presented to you promptly, all to the benefit of your company. Before you select what partners you want, you need to understand what your company needs.
Jun 12, 2019 by Skillbox
Traits Needed to be an Animal Caregiver [Outsourcing Guide]
Finding the right person to look after your fur-kid can be challenging. Whether you’re going on vacation or need assistance with animal care while freelancing, there are specific characteristics and skills that you need to look out for before hiring a caregiver.