Blog & Education

Updates weekly on the UK freelance marketplace

Aug 14, 2019 by Skillbox
Want to Learn How to Freelance? Part 2 [Freelance Guide]
Having a solid 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.
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.
Jul 28, 2019 by Skillbox
Understanding Freelance Work: 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.
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
Running your Business as 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
Developing a Client Base While Freelance Writing: Part 2 [Freelance Guide]
It’s the 21st Century and you need to put yourself out on the web as a freelance writer.
Jul 07, 2019 by Skillbox
3 Part 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
Working with your Partner: Part 3 [Outsourcing Guide]
The contract you concoct 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
Where to Find Partners and Outsource: 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.
Jun 05, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Freelance in the U.K [Freelance Guide]
Freelancing is big business, everyone wants their voices heard. There are almost five million freelancers working in the United Kingdom. You may be one of the lucky ones who want a piece of that pie! Looking to get to grips with how to work freelance in the UK?
May 27, 2019 by Skillbox
How to get freelance work in simple steps [Freelance Guide]
Looking for freelance work and improved working hours? Well, you might have found the right place as freelancing is all about having that much sought after work-life balance. You might be looking for variety in your freelance work or passionate about pursuing a hobby and turning it into a profession. Done are the days of a 9 – 5 job, bring on the new life as a freelancer and enjoy the freedom!
May 20, 2019 by Skillbox
How to Make an Online Course and Freelance in 9 Easy Steps [Course Guide]
Welcome to the modern era! Education can come in many shapes and forms and mastering a skill can be very valuable. Let's explore further options. The most common being the oldest, that of schools, colleges and Universities. Institutions built to educate and inform. However, with the vast connectivity offered to us by the Internet, a new form of education has been created; the online course, the perfect option for any person who wishes to learn from home. Read on to learn how to make an online course in 9 easy steps.
May 12, 2019 by Skillbox
Starting a Freelance Business? Here is Why Skillbox is a Good Option [Freelance Guide]
Freelance businesses are taking more and more space in the workforce. Many individuals are leaving the corporate world and starting their own freelance business. As a professional freelancer, you have the freedom to work remotely with flexible hours, but it does not come without its own set of challenges.
May 05, 2019 by Skillbox
Freelance Writer: How Much Should You Charge Per Word for Your Freelance Work? [Freelance Guide]
How much you should be charging per word as a freelance writer? The majority of newbie freelance writers are baffled by this concept. Many freelance writers don’t even know that they should be charging per word leading to overrun articles and undercharging clients.
Apr 28, 2019 by Skillbox
6 Benefits of Hiring a Freelance Web Developer [Outsourcing Guide]
The digital appearance of your business is of vital importance in today’s time. It’s the era of fast, user-friendly websites with progressive web applications. A freelance web developer can bring your desired front-end website to life. If you’re in the market for a new website, want to bring a new idea to life or need maintenance on your current site, it may be time to hire a freelancer. Here are 6 benefits of hiring a freelance web developer.
Apr 22, 2019 by Skillbox
Work Life Balance: How to Take Back Control as a Freelancer [Freelance Guide]
There are many benefits when freelancing, and it's not least surprising that starting your own freelance business is growing in popularity. Freelancing is one profession where a work-life balance can ultimately be achieved, read on to find out the hidden secrets of getting that perfect work-life balance.