How to get started as a freelancer and when to make an accident at work claim
If you have left your old company for any reason, one of the options that you have to continue working is to make a start as a freelancer. Working freelance essentially means that you are your own boss and are able to decide which jobs you take and how you get them done.
When you have always worked for someone else, the power that you get from working for yourself can be really exciting, and help you to feel as though you have moved up on the career ladder. It is not easy to establish yourself as a freelancer, though, so here are some tips for getting started.
- Stay at work. When you are first starting out as a freelancer, the worst thing you can do is to quit your job and try to make a go of things right away. It costs money to set up a freelance business, and many people take time to build up a client base. You need to still be earning during this time.
- Talk to your contacts. Speak to some of the people that you already know in the industry and let them know that you are thinking about going freelance. They should then be able to let you know if there are any positions going, or if they have some work that you could take on to add to your portfolio.
- Build up a strong portfolio. Often you will be able to upload a portfolio online which you can then add to your CV, to allow potential clients to see your body of work at once without having to ask. If you can upload your portfolio to a freelance jobs site as well, you may find that clients start coming to you.
An accident at work claim in Bath and North East Somerset
If you have left your old company due to a serious injury caused by the negligence of your employer, you may be able to make an accident at work claim in Bath and North East Somerset, which will help you to pay to set up as a freelancer.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with these sorts of claims and works with a team of professional injury lawyers, working on a no-win, no-fee* basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
These lawyers will also process your accident at work claim in Bath and North East Somerset on your behalf, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an accident at work claim in Bath and North East Somerset.
Date Published: 16th October 2014