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The freelance life in numbers – what freelancers worry about before taking the leap

As you’ll see if you take a look around our website, we’re fairly passionate about the freelance lifestyle. Whether you’re a creative freelancer, a project…

Freelance insurance: all you need to know

Of the many things that new freelancers and contractors have to get their heads around, insurance is often very low on the list. It just…

Freelancer’s day rates peak, but outlook lacks confidence

The quarterly IPSE Confidence Index was published yesterday, and while glimpses of positivity shone through, the general feeling was one of unease. IPSE (Association of…

The freelance life: what stresses you?

At any given get-together of freelancers or self-employed people, one question will inevitably rise: what is it about the freelance life that you find difficult? A…

Dublin’s best coffee shops for freelancers

Every year we like to spend as much time as is humanly possible drinking all the caffeine in a given city. The city of choice…

Why are so many SME’s turning to freelancers? The answers are in!

“Ten years ago the majority of businesses cited local staff as their main source of employees,” says PeoplePerHour founder, Xenios Thrasyvoulou. “Now the majority cite…

Can you make money blogging? We asked a man who does it every day…

Making good use of the digital marketing tools available to freelancers is something we’re always interested in. In the past, we’ve chatted with a variety…

The rise of the portfolio career: why settle for one job for life?

“In my day,” began my grandmother for the umpteenth time over the Christmas dinner table, “we didn’t wander around with our noses stuck to our phones….

7 New Year’s resolutions for freelancing in 2017

It’s that time of year, isn’t it, so it’d be remiss of us not to get our listicles out and wave them all about, ushering…

Meet the Hubsters: How hotdesking is escaping the cities

Back in November, inflation in the UK hit its highest level in two years, prompting IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) to release…

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