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What is a freelance marketplace?

A marketplace is where sellers and buyers come together to do business. A freelance marketplace is exactly the same, the only difference is in the freelance marketplace, it’s skills and time being traded. See how it works.

What projects should you outsource?

The skills available in the freelance community mean that you could effectively outsource almost every part of your business' day to day operation. But what is right for outsourcing to remote UK freelancers?

Create a professional freelancer profile

Creating a profile on weliketowork.com is simple. In just 4 steps, you can have a profile to enable potential clients to find you and invite you to work on their projects.


How to write a great application

As a freelancer, your application is your first point of contact with a potential client. It’s your chance to really sell yourself and get noticed.

A freelancer's guide to creating successful client relationships

Learn how to improve your chances of getting repeat freelance projects by creating successful client relationships.

How much does a freelancer cost?

Understand how freelancers charge for their services and what rates you can expect to pay for different types of freelancers.


Freelance rate calculator

How much should you charge as a freelancer? Enter your full-time equivalent salary our calculator will estimate the hourly and day rate you'd be looking to charge.

How to write effective briefs for freelancers

It's an undisputed fact in freelancing and project working, the quality of the output is only as good as the quality of the input. In other words, if you want a great piece of work back, you need to provide a great brief.

How to work with freelancers securely

The advantages of working with freelancers are clear. It's often quicker, cheaper and easier than hiring a full-time member of staff. But can you trust a freelancer to work on your project? How do you know it's safe to give them access to your data and your systems?


How to collaborate with freelancers

If you haven't worked with an online, remote freelancer before you may be wondering how this would work. Can an online freelancer really do as much as in-house staff? How do I send them files?

How to rehire a freelancer

When you find the right person for the job, whether it’s a full time employee or a freelancer, you want to hold on to them. Finding the perfect fit for your project can take time but when it clicks it’s great. Find out how to use them again and again.

How to get the most out of reposting projects

Reposting is posting the same project with either just a few or no changes at all to what you need doing. Find out how to get more from your reposted projects.


Creating and using talent pools

Access all your freelancers in the same place at the same time and build bespoke talent pools to suit your business needs.

A new content production process: The Freelance Model

In this guide, we look at some of the challenges facing businesses and marketing agencies and how a new content production model is changing the content marketing game.

How to pick the best freelancer for your project

Knowing who to hire can be difficult especially if you have several top quality freelancers to choose from. Learn how to make the decision easier.


Resourcing tech projects - A new approach

In this guide, we’ll look at how you can use the right mix of permanent and freelance staff to keep pace with today’s technology demands.

Unlock the power of the hidden workforce

The hidden workforce has the potential to change a million small businesses in the UK. Find out how.

Freelancer's guide to IR35

Understand IR35 and the tax implications of freelancing in the UK.


Tax tips and advice for UK freelancers

Lower your tax bill by following these practical tips and avoiding common mistakes. Written in partnership with FreeAgent.

Freelancing vs zero hours contracts: An employer's guide

Freelancing and zero hours contracts are both effective ways of managing your staff costs. But they are very different. Understand how.

A freelancer's guide to handling client feedback

Feedback on a your work is almost guaranteed. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. But how should you respond? Find out here.


A freelancer's guide to insurance

As your business grows and higher value projects start to roll in it makes sense to get some insurance. Find out what you need to know.

Working with higher value projects

As your business begins to expand and you work on higher value projects, you need to work out ways of protecting yourself.

How to be a successful freelancer in the UK

Learn how to be successful in the UK's freelance marketplace.


Elastic resourcing model for marketing agencies

A new elastic resourcing model offers a solution for marketing agencies wanting to minimise risk as they push for growth.

You've found a freelancer you like, should you hire direct?

A guide to the benefits of hiring freelancers through marketplaces instead of going direct.

When is hiring a freelancer not the right decision?

A freelance marketplace recommending not to hire a freelancer might seem a bit strange. But it's true, there are instances where hiring a freelancer through a marketplace won't make sense.


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