• Looking for accounting software? Sage review (sponsored)

    One of the most common questions that pop up in The Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group, is ‘what accounting software should I use?’ Especially this time of year, when people are keen to start better financial habits so they’re not panicking about their self-assessment again this time next year! Thankfully we’re surrounded by options, one being […]

  • Business Books For People Who Don’t Read Business Books

    It’s been a fun week here at Freelance Lifestyle HQ. I merged my Instagram accounts, so I’ll just be using my @Emmacossey account going forward. I’ve also landed a new digital client, a few new coaching clients, and a current client called me “Laxative for the creative mind”, after I helped her unblock her creative flow (she’s done […]

  • The best books to read about freelancing in 2018

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    Got an Amazon credit burning a hole in your pocket? Then you’re a stronger person than I am. I’d have sunk that immediately on unneeded notebooks, too good to be true cheap dresses and iPhone charger cables (I should really start treating those cables better). Anyway, if you’re in the market for a new read […]

  • Returning to freelancing after a break: What I learnt

    I’m about to start freelancing for the second time in my working life. The first time was after redundancy, when I did a series of contracts before taking the plunge and working from home as a freelancer for a couple of years. This time round it was an active choice after returning from maternity leave. What did I learn from the first time round?

  • Five Myths Stopping You From Going freelance

    This year, I’ve passed my ninth year in freelancing. Over that time, I’ve heard a lot of myths about going freelance. Some are comical – “don’t you just watch Jeremy Kyle all day?” (I’d rather poke my eyes out than watch that coffee-breathed anger management-candidate, ta). Some are understandable – “Isn’t it hard to find […]