Things to Consider When Registering as Self Employed

•Sponsored post• I first registered as self-employed when I was in my early twenties and struggling to find a job in the wedding industry which would work around my two young children. I had no idea what I was doing, no business plan and no real idea of how I would succeed. Long story short, my business never got off the ground and I ended up closing it and going...

How to Make Your Business Look More Professional

Contributed Collaborative post One of the best things about living in the modern world is that it’s never been easier to start your own business. Indeed, with just a few hours, you can be up and running! But of course, while it’s true that starting a business couldn’t be easier, that doesn’t mean that finding success will be easy. Far from it. One area that many new business owners fall...

Why I Gave up Blogging Full Time

I quite often see blog posts floating around social media promising to answer the question of how you can take your blog full time, and I wrote a post like this myself a couple of years ago, nine months into monetising my blog. However, as much as it was nice to be in charge of my own income, and to be able to pick and choose my hours of work...

What I’ve Learnt From 9 Months as a Self Employed Blogger

I have been blogging in total for almost eight years but I only took the leap and registered as self employed back at the start of this year. It was something I had wanted to do for a while but never felt that I was ‘good’ enough to dedicate myself entirely to my blog. In the end, I kind of fell into it after deciding it would be too expensive...

Tips for Going Self Employed as a Blogger

I’ve been planning on writing this post for a few weeks and never get round to it because, ironically, I now have a fair few collaborative and sponsored posts that I feel I need to prioritise, meaning that some of my more off the cuff posts have been pushed to the back of the queue. See, although I have been blogging now for over seven years, it wasn’t until the...

Finding a Work/Life Balance – Why Part Time Works for Me 

When it comes to my work life since having the kids, I look at my experiences a little like the story of the three bears with me finally finding something which is ‘just right’ for me.  When I had my own business and I was at home with them all the time, day in, day out, it just didn’t work. I couldn’t get work done with them at home, but...