Business

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03 Jul 2019

The freelancer’s choice: sole trader or limited company?

Is it better to be a sole trader or form a limited company? Mary Whitehouse runs through the pros and cons of both.

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20 Jun 2019

Balancing motherhood with self-employment

Yvette Lamb shares her experiences of juggling the demands that come with being a mother and a freelancer.

30 May 2019

Email marketing: strategies for improving open and click-through rates

How can you get more people to open your emails – and click the links inside?

Green shoots in soil.
23 May 2019

What I learned in my first month as a freelance copywriter

Shaun Patrick Hand looks back on his first few weeks in the world of freelance copywriting.

Four £20 notes
16 May 2019

We need to talk about late payments

What do you do when your clients don’t pay on time? Sally Major has a few ideas.

Poppies
13 Jan 2019

My first 5 years as a freelance copywriter

Alice Hollis considers how her life has changed since she ditched the 9 to 5 and started her copywriting business.

A toddler colouring in a picture of an angel.
09 Jan 2019

10 business lessons I learned in a 9-line email from my child’s nursery

Jo Watson shares the marketing tips she got from an unlikely source.

The words "until debt tear us apart" stencilled on a brick wall in black capital letters.
10 Oct 2018

How to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed

Andre Spiteri’s helpful summary of the dos and don’ts of applying for a mortgage when you work for yourself.

A collection of tools hanging up in a workshop.
22 Aug 2018

15 tried and tested free (or dirt cheap) tools for copywriters

Andre Spiteri recommends a heap of apps that can save you time, energy and money.

27 Jul 2018

Dangerous words: how copywriters can avoid getting sued

Sarah Adams of PolicyBee explores some of the legal risks that copywriters can face.

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