Freelance hacks: how to successfully go it alone

On the upside, being a freelancer means you have an enviable amount of independence. But as Voltaire (or was it Spiderman’s Uncle Ben?) said, "with great power comes great responsibility." You’re in the driving seat of your own career and there’s nothing more exciting and nerve-racking than that.

Whether you’re hunting down commissions, or trying to put aside money for a self-employed pension, there are plenty of trials and tribulations when it comes to working from home and being your own boss. 

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Jessica Cook is a freelance journalist with a passion for illustration and design. She has written for a range of publications including Time Out, Bristol Life, Bristol 24/7, Crumbs and The Skinny.