How My Work From Home Routine Has Changed

There’s no getting away from it, there have been some huge changes over the last couple of months. With the children homeschooled and work constantly changing, the need to adapt has never been more important. Working from home can be distracting at the best of times if you let it, but now we have a permanent full house I’ve had to completely change how I Read More …

10 Steps On How To Budget As a Freelancer

You may ask: “Surely budgeting is the same whether you are a freelancer, employed or a contractor?” Yes, the basics of budgeting are the same. However, budgeting as a freelancer is not necessarily done in the same way as employed people. The basics of budgeting You need to know how much is coming in and from where, you also need to know how much is Read More …

Starting a Freelance Business

Starting your own freelancing business can be an exciting time in your career but it can also be a little overwhelming. You have to make tons of decisions, learn about areas that are out of your comfort zone and get some clients. Now, I’m not an expert at setting up a freelance business as I have only had to do it once -thankfully. But I Read More …

I Keep Hearing about Passive Income and Side Hustles. What are they?

What is a side hustle? Side Hustles are jobs or services you can run alongside your full time or part time job. Many people start a side hustle for extra cash, as a way of making money from a hobby or sometimes as a test to see if they can run it as a full-time business. A few examples of side hustles: Start selling products Read More …

Consider the Value You Bring to the Table

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around the idea of packages, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs who have worked traditional jobs struggle with this concept. That’s because when you’re working for someone else, you’re forced to watch the clock. You must be present for a certain number of hours. This may mean being a cashier for 8 hours. Even if the store is completely Read More …

Could You Create a Service Package for your Clients?

What Services Could You Create a Package Around? Sarah was a graphic designer who loved what she did. She enjoyed creating images for her clients to use in their marketing and advertising campaigns. Since she was beginning to max out the amount of time she could spend on her business, she began looking into offering packages. Maybe you’ve heard of packages—some service professionals create a Read More …

10 Effective Habits to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Every career has a set of habits that greatly increase the odds of success. The habits necessary for success will vary from career to career. Fortunately, there are many successful entrepreneurs that we can look to for guidance. It’s not surprising that many of them share the same habits.   “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others Read More …

Should I Charge an Hourly Rate for My Freelancing Services?

Calculating Hourly and Day rate Below are a couple of ways to calculate your hourly/day rate, if this is how you want to charge for your services: Taking your annual salary and adding a 1/3 to it, then divide it by how many days you believe you will be working. E.g. £40,000 add 1/3 is £53,333 divide by 235 (5 days  x 47 weeks) is £227 Read More …