Article archive on Small Business UK about becoming a freelancer and freelancing advice. Topics covered include how to start freelancing, getting paid, securing work, networking, contracts and related subjects.


How to make the transition from freelancer to small business

Making the transition from freelancer to small business can be pretty daunting. In this piece, we look at how to prepare for the switch.

Office & home working

Freelancer loneliness and how to tackle it

We explore the extent of freelancer loneliness in the UK and what three solo entrepreneurs do to deal with the issue.

Employing & managing staff

Freelancers: why small businesses should hire talent online

Sebastian Siseles talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about the benefits of hiring freelancers online rather than through a traditional agency.

Business Ideas & Planning

Five things to keep in mind before you start your freelancing career

Working as a freelancer offers many benefits over a traditional career, but you need to be prepared for the journey, as this piece demonstrates.


The rise of freelance workers: who is making the switch?

The number of people going freelance is growing and this part of the workforce is expected to be critical after Brexit. Find out who is turning freelance and who can stand to earn the most.


Freelance: Britain’s best places to become your own boss

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the best cities across the UK for freelance and how current freelancers feel about self-employment.

Partner content

5 of the hottest new freelance marketplaces

Thanks to the wide array of online job boards and freelance marketplaces, self-starters can now develop a more consistent and stable income stream, no matter their background or niche.


Only 8 per cent of freelancers and contractors prefer to work completely remotely

New research reveals just eight per cent of freelancers and contractors prefer to work completely remotely.


Freelancers enjoy ‘enough holiday’ despite taking less than employees

New research reveals freelancers enjoy ‘enough holiday’ despite at least 68 per cent taking less time off than employees.


Lack of security the most difficult aspect of freelancing and contracting

New research reveals that a lack of security is the most difficult aspect of freelancing and contracting.


Freelancers confident about striking better work/life balance

Freelancers and contractors are most optimistic about striking a better work/life balance in the next 12 months.

Employing & managing staff

How freelancers can add value to your business

Here, Julia Kermode, chief executive of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association tells us how freelancers can be beneficial to small businesses.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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