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Laura@FreelanceUK

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Registered since : 3 June 2014

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Posted reply 9 August 2022 12:43

stevesideas, post: 226497, member: 1627 a écrit : That doesn't really address what I was asking. I'm asking if the site profiles are still live or not? I've contacted FreelanceUK via Facebook and received no response. Which is odd considering they are updating the news section.
This element of the site is being updated and will be live again very soon
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Posted reply 25 June 2021 13:52

You can also find more information on here if you are looking for a mortgage specifically tailored to contractors.
https://www.contractoruk.com/money/contractor_mortgages.html
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Posted reply 23 November 2020 10:37

Maximusrbp, post: 216156, member: 35873 a écrit : Where is admin?
I'ts important.
Thanks.
Hello,

Please email on sales@freelanceuk.com
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Posted reply 9 June 2020 07:23

Hello Jess,
We have asked an expert to answer your questions and here is what they had to say:
https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/guide-to-freelancing/how-to-tax-efficiently-retain-work-and-win-new-clients-if-i-move-abroad
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Posted reply 16 September 2019 08:40

Hello,

Has anyone been travelling whilst freelancing?

How did you cope with work and experiencing the place?

Would you recommend and do you have any tips?
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Posted reply 15 July 2019 09:45

Hello Max,

Thank you for your post.

You might want to look for a freelancer on our Freelancers Directory: https://www.freelanceuk.com/find-a-freelancer/
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Posted reply 15 July 2019 09:42

Hello Ellie,

Thank you for your question! Here is some content you might find helpful:

https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/guide-to-freelancing/[URL]https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/guide-to-freelancing/[/URL]
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Posted reply 15 July 2019 09:40

Forum : General Forum
Topic : Hello!
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Posted reply 21 May 2019 11:35

Hello Cristina! Welcome to the community.

Feel free to post any questions or answer any that you might have knowledge on.
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Posted reply 23 April 2019 07:06

Hello Lincon,
Welcome to the community!

You can check out our marketing section for freelancers to get some ideas on how to get yourself out there.
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Posted reply 4 April 2019 09:07

Hello,

We have a range of fantastic accountant partners on FreelancerUK - you can find them in our accountant's directory for freelancers.
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Posted reply 2 January 2019 10:12

Hello Shadi,

This article explains the different ways of setting up your business as a freelancer.

Posted reply 27 November 2018 09:16

Hello John,
Some popular freelancer websites in the UK are People Per Hour and Upwork.
You can also feature on FreelanceUK's Freelance Directory for a small fee per month.
Forum : General Forum
Topic : lifewire1963
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Posted reply 5 November 2018 09:44

Hello Jorge,

Welcome to the freelancer community. Feel free to post questions or answer and offer advice to others.
Forum : General Forum
Topic : Budget 2018
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Posted reply 29 October 2018 15:37

What are your thoughts and views on the Budget so far?

How do you feel about the IR35 changed coming into effect in 2020 and only affecting medium to large sized businesses?
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Posted reply 1 October 2018 07:39

Hello Dylan,

Thank you for commenting.
Here is a good guide on attracting clients to your freelance business.
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Posted reply 3 September 2018 07:52

ryanb4614, post: 206619, member: 31320 a écrit : Hello! Looking on some advise on how you handle clients. Brief summary... I have used upwork to offer webdesign and graphic design services for the past year. Over the year I had had some great jobs which lead me to start my online business I am trying to move off upwork. I did a job for this one guy and he has had several referrals for me which has been fantastic. On upwork I charged $25 to be fair because one page usually will take me about 3 hours to complete. I know this is low and I have been thinking of raising it since my account now has great feedback. If the work is off upwork I always have an agreement signed...
Questions for the pros-
1. I have had several people request Skype/Zoom chat after taking over an hour phone call answering all their questions... What do you do with the people that tell you your price is then to high and don't want to continue? Just wasted an hour of time. (I have noticed so many people want everything for nothing).

2. How do you ever turn down a client? I had a lady her website was terrible. I was honest with her and told her she needed an entire redesign. I couldn't tell what she even did. Did the 1 hour zoom call. All ways good but she dishes out a lot of information but really hard to piece together of her website thus the webdesign. Do you ever turn down a client because you dont want to put your name on something? The vibes I was getting from her is she doesn't know what she wants. She told me to tell her what she wants. I don't like working like that unless the client is telling me what they want and what they expect. I could tell this was just going to be a disaster.

3. How do you handle the client that signs an agreement but keeps giving you jobs outside of the agreement?

Being off upwork. What is your payment policy? I was was offer 75% paid before work is done then 25% once the website is transferred to the server. Suggestions? I had two people not wanting to do this. I do not have a portfolio. Most of the referrals I have had from the one customer I had to sign NDA.... Advise on no portfolio?

Lastly! Promise...
What software/program do you use if any for phone calls (I was asked twice for my cell phone I told them I don't give that out), calendar to plan your day and for the client to see available times for phone call request, I just signed up with Asana.... I need something to manage multiple jobs so I know how many hours to spend on each per day to meet the deadline. Any advise on how to reduce the amount of "sale" phone/cam chats?

**** PS what do you do with the clients that are great.... but want a webpage done in 24 hours when you have other commitments but you can't have that customer leave you? Rush charges?

Hello Ryan,
Here are some articles that you may find helpful:
https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/guide-to-freelancing/why-you-need-a-portfolio

https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/guide-to-freelancing/

https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/guide-to-freelancing/
Forum : Time Out
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Posted reply 29 August 2018 07:20

Hello Noor,

You might find it helpful to check out our guide on taking time out.
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Posted reply 29 August 2018 07:12

Hello Chevchelios,
You might find it helpful to get in touch with web developers on our Freelance Directory to see if they can help.

Good luck with your website! 🙂
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Posted reply 20 August 2018 09:04

Hello JF,

I don't have any experience but if you have been freelancing for a long time it may be worth sticking to it and see how it goes. If you feel like you haven't made any solid friendships after freelancing after some time then maybe consider employment.

Good luck with your move! 🙂
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Posted reply 17 August 2018 06:33

Hello Simon,

You can look at our IR35 section to get a better understanding of it as it may be beneficial for you.
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Posted reply 16 August 2018 06:48

Gavlaar, post: 206554, member: 31275 a écrit : Be confident. From my experience, you need to master the art of selling yourself, along with knowing your skills and strengths and how much they're worth (i.e day/hourly rate).
Also, act like a business rather than a 'freelancer'. For example, when quoting a project, ask for a percentage of the total costs upfront — this generally weeds outs the dubious clients and sets the tone that you're not some hack. It's become a bit of the wild west out there with some of the race-to-the-bottom freelancing websites, so good luck!
Thats some great advice - thanks for sharing!
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Posted reply 15 August 2018 07:15

Hello Buswell,

For your PPH profile, I think it would be better if you use your location in Peru. Having a transparent relationship with a client is kind of essential. For example, if your client is from the UK and they want to contact you and they think you are also from the UK but you're not responding during 'work hours', it can make you look unprofessional. From what I can see, PPH allows you to create a bio - here you should briefly explain you're from the UK (UK native?) and you live in Peru etc.

You can also join Freelance Directory, which is a directory for freelancers. Or if you need more information on web design you can check out web design guides here.

Hope that helps.

Posted reply 9 July 2018 09:55

Hello Phil, you can check out FreelanceUK's web designer section to find some relevant information.
Hope that helps! 🙂
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Posted reply 24 May 2018 06:42

Klara_G, post: 203988, member: 30967 a écrit : Hi Laura, thanks for letting us know. We are looking forward to hearing back from the forum!
Frisbee, post: 203952, member: 30950 a écrit : Hi,

I was also searching for the same questions through many forums and have the same doubt, could anyone explain it! Will be really helpful.

Hello both,

We have got an expert to answer your question - you can read it here (https://www.free-work.com/en-gb/tech-it/blog/freelancer-news) on the FreelanceUK website!
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Posted reply 14 May 2018 13:36

Thank you both for your questions. We are working on content to answer your questions. I will let you know when the piece has gone live.

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