Starting Up

Making the move to contracting should be an exciting time. In this section James has included a number of guides he believes contractors will find helpful, when they are considering making the move.

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Differences between Contractors, Freelancers, Locums and Consultants

The terms freelancer, contractor, consultant, temp and locum are frequently used to mean the same thing – but that is not the case. If you are searching for contract roles or unsure how to refer to yourself, our short guide will outline the key differences between these terms.

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Is the IT Contracting Life for me?

Contracting is certainly different to being employed. You work for yourself – no bosses to deal with. On the flipside, you have sole responsibility for your own finances, and if you can’t find contracts, you don’t earn. A typical contract will range from one to six months, although contracts often run longer.

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Starting up Checklist

Running your own limited company is the most tax efficient way to earn as a contractor. Starting up isn’t as difficult as you might expect, either, you just need to have a company name, register your business and set up a company bank account and you will be up and running.

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Guide to Becoming a Locum Nurse

Combining your chosen vocation with the contracting sector can be an extremely rewarding life choice and it isn’t as difficult as some people may think to start up. Becoming a locum nurse could mean having a much better work / life balance and you will gain so much in terms of skills and experience by working with various clients and people.

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Steps to Becoming a Programme Director

Being self-employed can be such a rewarding lifestyle choice in terms of the amount of experience and additional skills that you will gain along the way. If you want to become a programme director than there are few steps that you will need to take, such as seeing how you go as a team leader first, practicing good people management and testing your multitasking skills

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Guide to Becoming a Locum Doctor

Becoming a locum doctor could mean having a much better work / life balance and you will gain so much in terms of skills and experience by working with various clients and people. Working in the contracting sector can be extremely rewarding, and it isn’t as difficult as some may think when it comes to starting up.

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The Benefits of Contracting

The reasons they give us are different. One constant is the financial benefit – contract rates can easily double that of a permanent employee, and the tax advantages of operating through a Limited company mean that you’ll take home even more of that increased income. Carving out a career as a professional freelancer or contractor Read More...

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How to Become a Marketing Consultant

Many people will make the decision to take their talent and turn it into a successful business, so if you dream of becoming a marketing consultant it really isn’t as difficult as some people may think. Make sure you do your industry research, create an impressive portfolio and have the motivation to get out there and find contracts.

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