Contracting offers lots of different changes compared to permanent employment. You’re offered the chance to find and adapt your own unique style of working which compliments your work-life balance. But finding your unique WorkStyle isn’t always easy and help can be hard to find. That’s why we’ve put together some insights to helping you find a way of working that suits you.
Connect with other contractors
Support from other contractors can be invaluable as you when you’re getting to grips with the industry and reaching out can provide you with some good insight into how others work.
Contractor UK’s forums provide a good support network and an opportunity for contractors to connect with others. Alternatively, LinkedIn could be a good place to find and connect with other limited company contractors
Try different things
Finding a workstyle which works for you may take some time, so it’s important that you
stay flexible. If your working routine isn’t working, don’t be afraid to try new things. You could try working at a different time each day to find when you’re most productive or trial setting up your desk in different places.
You can find more about choosing your own WorkStyle in our blog here.
Work around your clients
When you work with different clients you may find that what works for one contract may not work with another. For example, they may prefer you not to work remotely as often or to have more control over your day-to-day activities.
You can learn a lot from the needs of your clients and it can teach you how best to adapt.
Do your research
Information can be hard to find for contractors and freelancers, so research is key to finding your way in the industry. WorkStyle, our specialist publication was created with the intention of providing contractors with all the tools they need to flourish.
Inside you’ll find advice from existing contractors about getting started, overcoming challenges and how to give yourself the best chance of success.