Personal perspectives 

We know that freelancers value advice and tips from their peers. So, we have created a series of video interviews with self employed professionals from a range of industries. They share their personal insights, advice and tips on a range of topics from the internal qualities all the way to practical steps on starting out. 

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Managing a side-hustle

Our research shows that 320,000 people in the UK have a so-called ‘side hustle’ – a second self-employed job. Ishita Ranjan is one of them. But how does she manage this busy lifestyle?

Managing your time as a freelancer

Freelancing can be a great way to expand your skill set and do what you love. But when you start being your own boss, you also need to learn how to manage your time effectively.

Go with the flow: adapting to change as a freelancer

As a freelancer, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and changes and learn how to adapt.

Why I chose the self-employed route

Freelance personal assistant and bespoke planner designer Monique Basil-Wright discusses the benefits of freelancing, how she got into it and why she never plans on going back to full-time employment.

Flower power and the way to a blooming business

Paper flower entrepreneur Clare Davies talks marketing and making it on your own including how to charge clients, managing cash flow and top tips for freelancers.

Starting out as a young freelancer

Web developer, Liam Charmer shares personal insights into being a young freelancer.

Finding your first client

Copywriter Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, director of Making You Content Ltd, explains how she went about securing her first clients.

Overcoming challenges

IPSE's Freelancer of the Year 2016, Emmeline Pidgen shares how she overcomes the challenges of freelancing.