WorkStyle Issue 2

A digital publication for the modern contractor

If you’re looking for advice on starting your career as a contractor, there’s no one better to get advice from than those who have been there before.

If you’re at a loss for who to ask, then look no further. As always, we’re with you all the way and have asked a selection of successful freelancers for their most pertinent advice on your behalf. Whether you want to know how to market yourself, to set a day rate or just what your days could look like when you cut ties with the 9-5, we hope that you enjoy the second issue of WorkStyle.

Grab a brew and click below to get stuck into the second edition of WorkStyle

What’s inside WorkStyle 2?

Can’t wait to start reading? Here’s a sneak peek of what you have to look forward to…

A Day in The Life of a New Freelancer

Wondering what a day in the life of a financial writer looks like? Take a sneak peek into the daily activities of freelance twins Jo and Leisa as they share a typical day in their freelance lives.

They share how finding new clients is just as important as the work you currently have, how to value your time and most importantly, share how important it is to celebrate your successes.


Balancing Freelance and a 9-5

Starting your freelance career by moonlighting alongside your full time job is a great idea if you’re wanting to begin carving out a name for yourself before handing in your notice and diving head first into freelancing.

If you’re one of the many who wants to begin your career in this way but you’re not quite sure how to make the balance work, Johnathan gives a number of hints and tips in this article about using your free time to kick start your freelance career.

Setting your Day Rate

Negotiating rates of pay and setting day rates is something that can make even the most accomplished contractor squirm. Interesting, considering the earning potential of contracting is often cited as one of the key reasons to make the leap.

In her article ‘Setting your Day Rate’ Lauren shares hints and tips on knowing your worth, believing in yourself and working out practical costs.