Welcome to my fourth weekly podcast! This one is all about being self employed, and the things I’ve learned about it. I found when I went self employed that there were all sorts of guides and lists of top tips, but lots of them seemed to contradict each other. This is by no means a definitive list; just things I’ve picked up along the way.

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Here are some links for things I mention in the podcast:

Trello: A great way to organise work, especially if you collaborate with others. You can set up “boards;” you add lists to your board, for example “to do” or “to edit.” You make a “card” for everything you need to do, and can edit it and move it across different lists as you work on it. You can allow other people access to your boards, and keep up to date with each other  as to what is going on.

Asana: Another way of organising workloads; you can link it to your emails, so that you can forward email to Asana as “to do” jobs – thus freeing up your email inbox so that you’re not weighed down by a load of emails!

The Enterprise Network: If you’re based in Wiltshire this is a great resource for anyone in business. There is office space to rent, they have networking drop-ins and organise great free talks from fascinating, inspirational speakers. Definitely worth a look.

Lighthouse: If you’re self employed (or looking to be) and in the Salisbury area, follow this Twitter account! Once we’re up and running, you’ll be the first to know!

Accounts Portal: This is the site I use for my accounts; it’s great for producing professional invoices and recording expenses.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my podacst; do please leave a comment if you have any feedback or requests!
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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


martyn · 14/02/2015 at 14:32

Great for advise for everyone. Good to share all of your tips. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky

al · 14/02/2015 at 15:38

Thanks for the tips and for linking up #bigfatlinky

Lauren · 15/02/2015 at 18:00

Really good tips, enjoyed listening to the podcast x

Sophie · 15/02/2015 at 22:58

Thanks, that was very helpful :D I still need to declare myself as self employed…… I’ll do that tomorrow…… Hehe xXx

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