A Year in Freelancing

A Year in Freelancing

Tips and tricks from WordPress freelancing for a year.

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Mark Wilkinson

October 10, 2015
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  1. My First Year Freelancing

  2. My First Year Freelancing and a half!

  3. My freelance journey Why freelance? What is stopping you from

    freelancing? Top Tips / Lesson Learned Questions
  4. My freelance journey Why freelance? What is stopping you from

    freelancing? Top Tips / Lesson Learned Questions
  5. My freelance journey Why freelance? What is stopping you from

    freelancing? Top Tips / Lesson Learned Questions
  6. My freelance journey Why freelance? What is stopping you from

    freelancing? Top Tips / Lesson Learned Questions
  7. My freelance journey Why freelance? What is stopping you from

    freelancing? Top Tips / Lesson Learned Questions
  8. My Freelance Journey

  9. http://churchm.ag/wordpress-screenshots-through-the-years/

  10. WordPress 2.0 (2005)

  11. None
  12. February 2010 May 2012

  13. http://markwilkinson.me/2014/02/new-career-chapter/

  14. So, why freelance?

  15. None
  16. Freedom

  17. Freedom to do: What you want When you want Where

    you want How you want With who you want Quoted from George Swift of Bigger Brighter Bolder via Jo Waltham
  18. So what’s stopping you?

  19. Money

  20. Getting started / setup

  21. Register with HMRC as a sole trader Get a separate

    current account with your bank Keep records – I use a simple spreadsheet Get some insurance Complete your tax return Pay your taxes / national insurance to HMRC
  22. My Top Tips https://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4268864706/

  23. Finding Clients https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_buses_in_London

  24. Billable Time

  25. Networking https://www.flickr.com/photos/damndirty/15495141822/

  26. Reciprocate

  27. Find a Niche

  28. Lifestyle

  29. Thank you Questions? @wpmark markwilkinson.me github.com/wpmark profiles.wordpress.org/wpmarkuk P.S. I’m available

    for hire!