Self-Employment and Taxes – Do You Maximise Your Tax Deductions?

Self-Employment and Taxes – Do You Maximise Your Tax Deductions?

Tax deductions? Oh, the joys of HMRC!  It can be a real challenge to understand what is a tax deduction and what is not. Even the most well intentioned people are intimidated and afraid they’re going to make a mistake as there are so many grey areas. So, here’s how to maximise your tax deductions, legally in simplified terms. #1 - Understand the difference between a business expense and a capital expense Business expenses are expenses incurred doing business. They’re usually tax deductible and include things like rent, travel and contractors and employees.…Read more
How to Deal with Freelance Burnout

How to Deal with Freelance Burnout

How to deal with Freelance Burnout Once you get your freelancing business off the ground, things will start going very smoothly. Then, one morning, you will wake up and discover that you find it really difficult to get motivated to do anything which involves your business. Or you also find that you simply cannot stay focused on the job at hand. You may be suffering from freelance burnout. It is quite common, and there are numerous options to get rid of this burnout and lack of motivation. Start by taking a vacation day…Read more
Top Tips for the new Freelancer

Top Tips for the new Freelancer

Top Tips for the new Freelancer I’ve been a freelancer for just over three glorious years now. I am more than qualified to let everyone know that starting out as a freelancer is utterly terrifying. I can assure you of that much. But don't let that scare you. I remember well the first time my business phone rang and I knew it was a potential new client. I went to pieces. All of my past experience and the confidence that I knew I had went away. It vanished and reduced me to a…Read more
Do you want to Work in a Distraction-Free Workspace

Do you want to Work in a Distraction-Free Workspace

How to work Distraction-free Ask any work-at-home professional or small business owner what their biggest hurdle is when it comes to tackling their to-do list and they'll likely tell you it’s the constant distractions. They want to work distraction-free! The kids need attention. Email demands to be answered. The phone is ringing. The cat needs fresh water. There's a pile of ironing that needs doing, and the sky is blue... The list goes on. It’s no wonder you can’t get anything done. So how do those “have it all, work from home” type…Read more
3 Sure-Fire Ways to Work Smarter from Home

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Work Smarter from Home

Work Smarter from Home Every home business owner would like to find a way to save time and increase productivity. Unfortunately, working from home often means that productivity can take a back seat to the million other things competing for our attention. These three sure-fire tips will help you work smarter from home, save time and increase productivity. 1 – Set a schedule and stick to it. It’s tempting to stray from a set schedule when you work from home. After all, working from home means we have the freedom to set our own…Read more