How freelancers can adapt to a financial crisis

Season 2, Episode 7,   Sep 15, 2020, 10:56 AM

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Coronavirus means the next few years look worrying. But did you know that freelancers are actually more in demand in financial crises? As more companies rely on the flexible workforce of the UK's freelancers, find out how to adapt your business to make sure you stay in demand and can find freelance work.

Ruth Wilson, a freelancer who is a television producer, director and editor as well as a qualified life coach, joins us to talk about her experiences during the 2008 financial crash. Ruth had to adapt her business to weather the financial storm and 12 years later, has advice for freelancers facing a financial crisis now.

Ryan Barnett, economic policy adviser from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), also joins us to talk about the freelance economy, and what freelancers should expect over the next few years.

Read IPSE's Freelance Confidence Index here to find out how the economy impacts freelancers.