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The Guide To Becoming a Freelancer

The guide to becoming a freelancer Top tips for being a successful freelancer • Before you leave your job build up your business • Sell yourself - don't be scared to market yourself • Do the best job you possibly can • Partner with other specialists 10% of freelancers have business insurance • Get a good accountant • Use your contacts Keep your focus • Network Percentage of freelancers Where do freelancers who have business insurance per continent work the longest hours per week? Asia Asia 23 hours Africa 7% Africa 22 hours Australia 16% Australia 21 hours Europe 15% Europe 26 hours North America 8% North America 22 hours South America 13% South America 23 hours 54-3% 45-7% of freelancers don't feel secure as a freelancer of freelancers feel secure as a freelancer Where do freelancers work? Home 85% On average 88.9% of people said they were happier when freelancing Shared Office 7.9% Private Office 7.1% Percentage of freelancers who are happier since they started freelancing Asia 93% Africa 83% Australia 92% Europe 90% North America 88% South America 89% What sources of work 40% of freelancers have other income sources besides freelance work do freelancers make the most use of? 88.8% 43.6% Portfolio website Referrals 33.5% 21.5% 15% 13.1% 12.6% Internet Social Blog Advertising Cold calling job sites networking sites 2.5% of freelancers said they earned more from Are freelancers satisfied with their income levels? freelancing than in a permanent position 2.7% 50.6% Yes very satisfied It's OK but l'd prefer more money I don't make enough money to be comfortable 21.8% 14.9% No definitely not Top trades for self employed status in the UK 447,454 Construction trades Transport drivers & operatives 225,441 Agricultural trades 177,958 Building trades 154,245 Artistic and literary occupation 146,474 Managers in other service industries 142,170 Teaching professionals 110,811 Top tips for working from home Get dressed stick to it) Know when to stop Set your start time Get some fresh air Designate an area Unplug the TV Take a full lunch hour Assess your work státion wifi occasionally Turn off the Source: CAMPAIGNS/research/Defining_and_estimating_the_size_of_the_freelance_workforce-FULL_REPORT.pdf PdlicyExpert Insurance powered by people EDI

The Guide To Becoming a Freelancer

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A detailed guide on how to become a successful freelancer. Top Tips, business advice and hints.



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