Freelance & Business Advice

There are plenty of things you can do to create a sustainable freelance practice or a successful business.

You need to consider the nuts and bolts of setting up as a freelancer or start-up business. It is then important to think about how you will develop your business and find work. Will you work from home or a studio? Self promotion and marketing are vital in freelancing. And knowing your rights and how to safeguard your artistic practice is important for creating a sustainable business. 

Here you will find useful advice and guidance on growing your freelance work or business.

  • Blue and yellow collage. Photograph by Ivan Jones
    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    How to become self employed

    Get online advice about setting yourself up as self-employed, legal, tax and finding work space.

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    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    How to work as a freelancer

    Find out about business planning, pitching and presenting as a freelancer or small business.

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    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    How to find freelance work

    Useful tips on finding work opportunities as a freelancer.

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    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    Business legal advice

    Information about legal advice for new businesses including useful links to legal advice services.

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    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    Self-promotion & marketing advice

    Get advice on self-promotion and marketing yourself as a creative professional.

  • UAL Showroom gallery wall. Photograph by Ivan Jones
    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    Intellectual property advice

    Get online advice about intellectual property, including copyright, patents, trademarks and Creative Commons.