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A freelancer’s guide to getting paid in 10 steps

As a freelancer, getting paid on time is absolutely crucial and yet, the attitude amongst some freelancers is that getting paid late (or not at all in some circumstances) is beyond their control. It isn’t. So how do you ensure you get paid on time, almost every time? Well, it’s not easy. I myself get

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Cash flow: the hidden killer for freelancers

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over three years and in that time, I’ve changed from being quite shy about the topic of money and charging clients to being very upfront and realistic but, even now, one of the hardest concepts is cash flow management.

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Thoughts on unpaid internships

On Friday, I saw a job advert from a local web design agency that made me quite annoyed.

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The cost of conference attendance

Last week I attended the New Adventures conference in Nottingham, as every man and his dog has blogged about their experiences already, I thought I’d do something a bit different and detail how much it cost for me to attend. After all, a lot of people don’t go to these events due to the cost.

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Beauty in profit

If you’re reading this blog, you’re most likely a web designer/developer and you most likely enjoy your job too, but let’s not be shy because as much as we enjoy working in this industry we’re also trying to make a living.

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The fact that I spent Saturday morning on a course on the subject of tax with several other freelancers, says a lot about how much my life has changed recently. The fact that I found myself thoroughly enjoying it and feeling it was the best money I’d spent in a long time says a whole

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