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It’s almost December, which means everyone will be planning Christmas drinks, parties and the seasonal wind down. And while those in and around the office will be getting right into the Christmas spirit over the next few weeks – whether through the annual Christmas party, a day dedicated to silly jumpers, or festive tunes on loop in reception – spare a thought for those freelancers who work tirelessly all year but never get to see any of the fun stuff.

OK, they don’t have to contend with the commute or the office politics, and they can work in their pyjamas should the fancy take them, but that doesn’t mean those that work from home should be left out of the festive revelry.

So, this year, why not get your freelancers involved in the festive fun?

Guides & How-Tos Small business Work from home

If you need a little extra money for the holidays, it could be worth considering your own seasonal start-up. Here are some ideas for how you could make some extra festive cash with your own Christmas business.

Guides & How-Tos Small business Work from home

There are loads of positives to freelancing and working remotely, not least that you can fit your work schedule around other priorities in life – doing away with the nine-to-five means freelancing can be particularly good for parents, who have to factor school runs and childcare into the working day.

A study from Kalido, a professional networking app, has found that as many as half (50%) of all workers are expected to turn freelance in the next two years. It also found that almost two-thirds  (64%) of UK-based businesses currently rely on freelance workers in some capacity; and over a third (39%) of business owners predict that their use of freelancers will grow faster than their number of permanent hires in the next five years.

On the face of it, this is great for everyone’s life/work balance, but there’s evidence to suggest that a growth in remote working could lead to an increase in mental health issues, particularly for those who work alone at home.

Flexible working Work from home

If you’re a new parent, or you’ve ever had to juggle a job with a baby or a toddler, you’ll know just how much of a hassle it can be.

If you’ve ever worked freelance, had last-minute jobs land on your lap and chase clients for payments, you’ll know how much hassle that can be too.

If you’ve ever done  both, it may have surprised you to learn that both can work perfectly together.

Flexible working Work from home

It hardly seems like any time at all since we were all enjoying the heat of the summer, and we were asking if you let your staff dress down in summer, and offering advice on how to help your smartphone survive the heat. But suddenly we’re well into October and it’s almost time for the clocks to go back – meaning Daylight Saving and British Summer Time are almost officially at an end. And even though the mornings are now marginally lighter, it won’t be long before we’re all going to and from work in the dark.

So if you struggle to drag yourself from under the duvet during the darker, colder months, here are some top tips to help you wake up in winter.

Guides & How-Tos Inspiration Work from home