It won’t be news to freelancers that the conventional 9am–5pm working day and five-day working week is a thing of the past.
If you’re a freelancer co-working is a great alternative to a home office. These spaces are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, especially in creative hotspots, and they offer a fresh way to enjoy office life that’s about as far from the daily grind as you can imagine.
East London, and Shoreditch specifically, isn’t just one of the coolest places in the capital to hang about drinking organic coffee, it’s also a hotbed of freelancing. Over the last few years it has cemented its reputation as a hub for creativity, innovation and technological wizardry and now there’s even an event to prove it.
The number of older people starting their own freelancing business has almost doubled over the past year, new research shows.
Some professions just lend themselves more naturally to the freelance arena, particularly creative jobs, where the product made is rarely needed constantly by any one company.
There’s no such thing as a typical freelancer. Every one follows a slightly different path, which is why our lives are so interesting! Glenn Tommey is a perfect example, having moved in out and out of freelancing, and sometimes combining freelance work with permanent positions, as he explains…
Andy Daines, pictured here with his son, is part of the IT sector. Here he shares the delights of being freelance…
Did you become a freelancer by choice or were you ‘pushed’? And, now that you work this way, is it a career path you’d encourage your children to follow?