Are you thinking about making the switch to work for yourself in 2022? You’re not alone. There are an estimated 4.3 million self-employed workers in the UK, but this is down from a peak of over five million at the start of 2020.
The pandemic has reduced self-employment, but numbers are starting to climb again.
Whether you are contracting through your own limited company or working through an umbrella company, working for yourself can be incredibly rewarding. It can help you do what you’re passionate about and gives you more freedom.
But there are downsides to self-employment too. Many self-employed workers work long hours, have irregular income and need to spend time on some boring stuff like admin and taxes.
If you’re thinking about going it alone this year, these 20 tips will help you find balance, manage financially and look after yourself.