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How to earn more as a contractor in 2018

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

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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A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

This is a guest contribution from IT Project Manager, Elizabeth Harrin, from the blog GirlsGuideToPM.com.   Ever wondered what it was like to work as a project manager? Well, there’s no such thing as a typical day. Whether you are contracting or permanent, in whatever industry, each day as a project manager can bring surprises

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5 Out-Of-The-Box Date Ideas For Busy Contractors

5 Out-Of-The-Box Date Ideas For Busy Contractors

Given the nature of their work, some independent contractors can work seven days a week and well into the evenings, especially if working remotely and trying to meet tight deadlines. With Valentine’s Day looming, it’s an opportunity to ‘down tools’ and enjoy some quality time with your loved one, but it can be difficult coming

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Tips for working as a Contractors – Make 2018 your best year yet!

Tips for Working as a Contractor – Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

Whichever career path you choose in life, it’s important to recognise the importance of establishing a healthy and happy work life balance. Many people choose working as a contractor due to the flexibility it provides when it comes to making time for work, rest and play, and this is one of the main reasons why this

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Contract Renewal and Negotiation | Contracting Scout

How to Renegotiate your Contract Using These 4 simple Rules

Being offered a contract renewal or extension, is always a great opportunity. As well as allowing you to continue to work within an environment that you are already familiar with, a contract renewal also presents a chance to renegotiate the terms of your contract. When contract renewal comes up, you may consider asking for a

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finding work through a contractor agency

Working Direct vs Working with a Contractor Agency

Working with an Agency vs Contracting directly – which one to choose?   If you’re considering becoming a contractor, there are a wide range of factors to think about – from marketing yourself as a contractor  to whether you will work directly with your end client or through a contractor agency. Once you’ve done your

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easy resolutions for contractors

4 easy resolutions for contractors to keep in 2018

As the festive season gets well and truly underway, it’s almost that time to think about the resolutions we’re going to take into the new year with us.   From losing weight and eating well, through to spending more time with family or taking up a new hobby, there’s no shortage of New Year’s resolutions

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IR35 Rules for private and public sector contractors

IR35 Rules for private and public sector contractors

In our previous article on IR35 we covered key topics such as what is IR35, how to know if IR35 applies to your contract, the different options for payment if you find yourself working under IR35 legislation and penalties that are imposed if you are caught out by IR35.   As a recap, IR35 affects

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