Author: James Roberts

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Why is self-employment so popular with women?

In recent years, the UK has seen an explosion in the popularity of freelancing as an alternative to traditional employed positions. In fact, figures... Read more

A guide to some of the specific terms used in contracting

If you’re new to the world of self-employment, then some of the words and acronyms you are suddenly seeing may be confusing. It’s easy to get... Read more

How to market yourself as a locum doctor

If you are considering taking your career to the next level and becoming a locum, then it is important that you treat the process as a business... Read more

Top 10 smartphone apps for contractors and freelancers

A list of the best apps to boost your contracting and freelancing career. We live in the age of the smartphone, and this is just as true for... Read more

Are the self-employed taking summer holidays?

Given that being self-employed requires a heavy dose of motivation and ambition, it may not be surprising that a substantial number of freelancers... Read more

What does the rest of 2015 have in store for the self-employed?

Now that we are just over halfway through 2015, it’s time to think about what the rest of the year is likely to bring for contractors and... Read more

How social media can help you secure a contract

Many of us use social media to stay in touch with friends and family. However, there are a wide variety of ways you can use social media to support... Read more

How a well-designed website can attract more clients

As a contractor or freelancer, you’re probably already aware that a website is a great way to help prospective clients find out about you, and... Read more

The benefits of moving from a permanent position to contracting

With more and more people moving towards work as a contractor, there must be a reason for this sea change in ways of working. You may have read... Read more

Why are workers choosing to become self-employed?

It seems that many are getting the self-employment bug, with a record number of people opting for this way of working. But why are they choosing to... Read more