6 ways to boost your freelance profile

The benefits of being a freelancer are tremendous. You get to be your own boss, you can choose between working from home or in-house, and you're freed from all the day-to-day stresses and office politicking of being a salaried employee.

The other side of the coin is that there's no safety net. You need to keep a tighter grip on your finances, which means keeping on top of tax and managing your cashflow, and of course you have to ensure that the work is coming in.

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Anne Wollenberg is an award-winning freelance journalist who specialises in writing about the creative industry.