Whether it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for, or a colourful hub of creativity, here’s our list of dream destinations both real and fictional that most freelancers would love to work from….
Gopal’s anechoic chamber
Phones ringing, colleagues chattering and cars honking outside will all distract you from slogging away. So if your ideal working environment is tranquil and undisturbed, this chamber of quiet could be the space for you.
The 2017 Freelancing in America study has been released, and although we do things a little differently in Britain, the research of 6,000 workers is a strong precipitator of labour market conditions in western society. Here’s some surprising facts that are fresh from the poll…
1. Freelancers could soon become the workforce majority
According to figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), freelancers in Britain have increased from 3.23 million in 2000 to 4.86 million in 2016.
If you’ve been in your job at the same employer for 26 weeks or more, then you’re entitled to request remote working under The Flexible Working Regulations 2014.
But there are some important things you should know before you make your request to work remotely.
As a freelancer, you’re completely responsible for managing your own workload. If you’re susceptible to putting stuff off, this can hinder your productivity and make getting motivated more difficult.
But sometimes procrastination can be a good thing and actually work in your favour. Here’s how…
It matters which city you choose to set up life as a freelancer – and London is a great option for a number of reasons…
For most people, setting out as a freelancer can be a daunting prospect. And making sure you’ve chosen the right city to base yourself in can be as important as your website, portfolio and home office.
When you’re working from home, you often have to design your own working space. Take your lead from classic office design touches to create a productive working area.
You might be choosing to work from home to avoid the offices. But trying to create a working space that works for you from scratch can be tough – especially if you have to do so in a spare bedroom or corner of the dining room.
If you’re always on the move, working from a variety of locations, this time of year can see you getting a drenching. Stay waterproof with these tips…
One of the joys of remote working is the ability to work from anywhere. And in the summer, this is great as you cycle, walk or bus from location to location. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the idea of tracking down a café with WiFi become less a joy and more of a chore.
Give yourself the best chance of getting a job by following these post-interview steps.
There’s a lot of build-up and prep work ahead of an interview and once it’s over there’s a temptation to try and put it out of your mind until you receive that phone call or email letting you know if you’ve been successful.
To help remote workers keep in the loop, a number of online groups have popped up. We look at what they’re for and how they can help people working from home.
If you work from home you can often feel cut off from the working life. This can mean missing out of the social side of work and the sharing of information that comes with working in an office.
With many small businesses and freelancers reluctant to become e-retailers, we look at why we’re still scared of online shopping.
A new study has revealed that while we might be a nation of shopkeepers, we’re not keen on becoming a nation of online shopkeepers.