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Four gifts for the contractor’s Christmas wish list

Four gifts for the contractor’s Christmas wish list

It’s often said that contracting isn’t just a job, it’s also a lifestyle. With this in mind, there are some Christmas gifts that’ll make every contractor’s life run that little bit smoother in 2019 – here at Contracting Scout, we look at four strong contenders for the contractor’s Christmas wishlist. 1. Time Tracking AppsWhen contractors

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How contractors can market their personal brand

How contractors can market their personal brand

Last week, Contracting Scout looked at the benefits of creating a personal brand for contractors. This week we look at promoting your brand. Once you’ve created your brand, you need to make it visible, and this is where the real work begins. Start by thinking about your target audience and the best ways to advertise

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Why contractors should create a personal brand

Why contractors should create a personal brand

Despite ongoing concerns over Brexit and changing government legislation, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed’s (IPSE) confidence index report showed an increase in contractor’s confidence levels during the last quarter. Across all sectors, the top factor in increasing positivity amongst contractors was the value of brand and reputation in building a freelance business. Developing

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7 ways contractors can make the most of LinkedIn

7 ways contractors can make the most of LinkedIn

With approximately 3 billion users, LinkedIn is the world’s number one business networking site, that’s why creating a LinkedIn profile should be at the top of any contractor’s ‘to do’ list. Here at Contracting Scout, we look at five ways that contractors can make the most of LinkedIn’s features to network, market themselves and win

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Contractor Marketing: How Blogging Could Help You

Contractor Marketing: How Blogging Could Help You

 The benefits of blogging for contractors Marketing yourself as a professional contractor is an important consideration as you start to grow and expand your network. And if you’ve got a website for your contracting work, a blog could be a vital tool to market your services. In this post, Contracting Scout looks at the benefits

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GDPR for Contractors: What’s the Impact?

After what seemed like years of build-up, the General Data Protection Regulation finally came into force on the 25th of May 2018. As a result, businesses across the UK and much further afield are changing the way they collect, handle and use personal data from their customers or clients. But what many people forget to

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Why Contractor Mentoring Is On The Rise

Why Contractor Mentoring Is On The Rise

While mentorship programs are already popular within permanent workplaces, offering one-on-one training that has benefits for years to come, it’s often an overlooked opportunity for those working independently. It’s easy to see why. With the contracting market being so unpredictable and ever-changing, contractors can often fall into the trap of focusing all their attention on

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How to earn more as a contractor in 2018

In recent years the contracting sector has continued to evolve at an unprecedented rate as more people than ever before recognise the many unique benefits that come hand in hand with becoming an independent contractor.   If you haven’t already considered it, now could be the perfect time to take a leap of faith in

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building client relationships

4 ways contractors can develop better client relationships that pay off long term

Relationships are important in all aspects of life and shouldn’t be overlooked in working environments where deadlines and demands can easily escalate, leading to increased tension and stress if issues aren’t addressed. For independent professionals having a strong contractor-client relationship is vital. Not only will it result in a successful project, but potentially repeat business,

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Marketing Yourself as an Independent Contractor

Marketing Yourself as an Independent Contractor

Successfully marketing yourself as an independent contractor will require you to gain a good understanding of your clients needs and the wider contractor market. Having a sound appreciation of what experiences you will have, including the barriers facing contractors, is fundamental to making a successful move into contracting. Before you make the leap, read up

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