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Freelancing from a coworking space – could it work for you?

2019-08-27T10:34:20+01:00By |

The world of work is changing, and more and more people are choosing to become self-employed freelancers and contractors. IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed) states that the number of self-employed in the UK now equates to 4.8 million, with 42% (approximately 2 million) working as freelancers. In 2016, freelancers contributed a staggering £119 [...]

Harnessing the power of client testimonials

2019-07-30T08:55:05+01:00By |

As well as having a killer CV and dazzling references another way to get work as a contractor is having client testimonials on your website or social profiles.    A client testimonial is a mini case study which is provided by someone you’ve worked with and it discusses the benefits of your services. If you’ve [...]

How to generate leads a contractor

2019-07-09T09:53:35+01:00By |

The vast majority of contractor’s secure work through a recruitment agency as it takes the hassle out of job searching and recruiters have access to more job opportunities. Yet, by marketing your contracting business it’s possible for clients to approach you directly. The client benefits as they don’t have to pay the agency commission and [...]

Getting the rate you deserve – negotiating contract rates

2019-04-23T09:56:16+01:00By |

Contractors who work in the IT sector were able to command some of the highest rates during 2018. According to data by ITjobswatch, in the six months up to 14th January 2019, the average day rate of an IT contractor was £500. If you work in an area of IT where your skills are in [...]