Feb 13, 2018

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The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Freelancer in Online Marketing

The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Freelancer in Online Marketing

There are many pros and cons in any working situations and so it is no different for freelance marketing experts. However, we are here to focus on the main benefits. We are certain they heavily outweigh the cons.

Here are The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Freelancer in Online Marketing.

1.You Work When You Want

This can be slightly misleading but for the most part it is true, you get to chose when you work and how much work you are willing to take on. This creates an incredible sense of freedom.

clock on a table

working on your own time table

2. You Can Work From Anywhere

As all you will need is your laptop and WiFi connection, you can pretty much work from anywhere in the world. This absolutely benefits the travelling kind and many travel for years this way. Not so shabby ey!?

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Working Abroad with a New Office View


3. Better Pay Per Hour

Generally speaking, freelancers get paid almost double than if they were employed through a contract. This means you can either take on more and get paid for less work, or take on less and have more free time with enough money to support basic lifestyles.

Money and time representing efficiency

More money in less time


4. You Are The Boss Man

As you are providing a service, this means who you work for become your clients. This makes you the boss man of your own work. Ultimately, this is great news because you have nobody to answer to and also, you take all the credit for all the work.

Man with a banana

Being your own boss

5. Tax Deductions

As a freelancer, you are effectively your own business. This means you can deduct more expenses as tax, which otherwise you would not have the option to do as an employee. As a result, your tax rebate should turn out to be quite the piggy bank at the end of the tax year.

piggy bank

saving money in your piggy bank

Another view at freelancing. Other aspects to consider to make sure you get all of the benefits.


Overall, we think it is a fantastic way to experience a different kind of freedom and travel whilst you get paid. Effectively, you will be your own little lifestyle business. Whereas being an employee, you’ll likely be glued to the same place with many frustrating restriction, although it is important to notice the benefits in all situations.


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Feb 5, 2018

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Business Communications Training for Marketing Businesses

Business Communications Training for Marketing Businesses

The world of Marketing is such a vast sector, full with so many technical demands that marketing businesses can often full short due to the array of requirements needed from the employees. The are so many different tasks to be carried out that communication can often crumble, leaving everyone scrambling and achieving little more than just staying afloat. To combat this shared problem across Marketing companies, they should look to turn their work team into a productive and constructive force through Business Communications Training. Here is how this can benefit your Marketing company. 

Increasing Productivity

Communication training can give you the skills to constructively carry out meetings, find solutions and delegate appropriate tasks to the most applicable team members. This will result in clarity of what must be achieved and how it must be achieved. Each individual will know exactly what to do. Poor communication skills will ultimately leave everyone slightly apprehensive and uncertain of their requirement, this is not the path to productivity. Effective and precise communication is the only way to combat such a problem.

Increasing Motivation

Once everyone is aware of their specific tasks and what it is they are working toward, stress dissipates throughout the working environment and everyone is able to stay focused. This can only result in accomplishing your goals as a team and as they are accomplished, everyone will feel a sense of reward. This will help your work-team to stay motivated.

Employees Will Care for the Future of Your Business

Effective communication skills is more than being able to find solutions and construct working strategies, it is also heavily involved with the way you interact with your employees. It is incredibly difficult to not be frustrated with the responsibility of you employee’s performances from time to time. However, you can evolve the way you express these concerns. Understanding the perspective of your employees and communicating from that angle will make the working agenda about “us” rather than the “you”. This will help your staff to see that it is about them and that success is achieved as a unit. This kind of compassion will undoubtedly make your employees care for the future of your business.

Overall, communication is often the link missing within the working environment. Ineffective communication can make it nearly impossible to point this fact out. However, if you have seen room for improvement then for the sake of your companies future, you absolutely must turn to Business Communications Training.

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Jan 25, 2018

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Why PAYE Tax Refunds is a Great Way To Save for Travelling

Why PAYE Tax Refunds is a Great Way To Save for Travelling

Many Freelancers in the world of marketing have the blessed opportunity to travel with their work, however, when abroad and saving for further travels it can make the pennies increasingly tight. But, there is a little hack that we can often forget, Tax refunds! More specifically speaking, for those travelling and working in the UK, then UK PAYE Tax Refunds is your little treasure chest ensuring you can jet set to the next great adventure.


Before we start, lets tick the boxes to make sure you are eligible for PAYE Tax Refunds;

  • You are a non-UK national
  • You have left the UK
  • You were short-term employed in the UK
  • You incurred work-related expenses
  • You didn’t work a full tax year
  • You were made redundant
  • You were on an emergency tax code

Now that we have cleared that up, why is this a great opportunity?

quite simply, if you are paying 20% tax on every single invoice, then at the end of the tax year a good chunk of this tax will be finding its way back into your pocket. If you are the travelling kind and enjoy the fruits of different cultures whilst exploring your way around the world from place to place, then a stop over to the UK is not only a great way to get your travelling kicks, it is also a brilliant way to save pennies in a way that doesn’t feel like saving at all!

A small recommendation would be to get an British bank account for your British clients rather than receiving invoices into your international bank accounts. Other than the obvious (you would not be illegible otherwise), you also will not have to take exchange rates into consideration which would mean loosing pennies for the services of exchanging pennies.

Many Freelancing travellers turn to the services of taxback.co.uk to ensure that can get the full advantage of saving their pennies and getting back what they are owed.

You can check them out on Social Media here, Facebook, Linkedin.

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Jan 18, 2018

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The Powers of Marketing; Think Big, Think Waste Management

The Powers of Marketing; Think Big, Think Waste Management

Sometimes the more noble causes are more rewarding than personal ones. Marketing has the potential to help fix the world’s problems by bring forth our generalised issues and raising awareness. One particular example I would like to explore, whilst expressing the power of effective marketing, is how we could quite easily resolve our waste management issues.

As you may very well be aware, Google is the great boss man deciding the ways in which online marketing is carried out, ultimately if we abide by Google’s guidelines, we soon bring any brand or message forward to the public’s eye. Yet, it would seem that with consumerism growing with the all-time high human population, we are easily distracted from what actually matters.


Let’s look at some information around waste management SA

Estimated decomposition rates of most debris found are:

Foamed plastic cups: 50 years

Plastic beverage holder: 400 years

Disposable diapers: 450 year

Plastic bottle: 450 years

Fishing line: 600 years.

Glass bottle 1 million years

Aluminium can: 80-200 years


This begs the question, what will the rates be in 100 years from now, or even 50. If we were able to bring this dilemma forward to the public’s eye, we would be able to dutifully back the services of privately-owned waste management companies in South Africa likes Averda who would in turn be able to expand the services to ensure waste management really does contribute to the health of our planet.

Now, I only use this as an example, there is a massive problem in the world, well in fact there are many, and for them to be solved humans must act as a community, there is no greater community than that of the online community. Imagine what marketing could achieve when endeavouring to bring the world’s problems to the public, who intern can help support the effective methods of fixing them.

It is important to think big when getting into online marketing, you really are the driving force behind successful businesses and campaigns.

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Oct 11, 2017

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Is Mental Health the New Marketing Trend

Is Mental Health the New Marketing Trend

There is now a new age of spiritual seekers who rather than travelling to the tops of mountains and taking refuge from the hustle of society, they are starting to practice mindfulness meditation in every activity they do. The benefits of this, which is suggested by Mental Health Training Specialists Clearfocus, is that it is effective from the get go, and the more it is practised the more areas in an individual’s life is stress-free. Businesses now recognise the effects on their staff, helping them to operate at a more effective level with a greater sense of well-being and as a result, the more mindfulness the more success for everyone.


Less Stress, More Done


Humans unknowingly been using stress as a tool to perform and achieve tasks, this is because we have an habitual behaviour to imagine the most catastrophic consequence if were to fail in the completion of our duties. The fear of consequences is a lose to win motive to ensure our work is completed, however, results show humans spend far too much time thinking and worrying, rather than simply doing. Furthermore, our fears are also likely to be phoney and therefore such relentless stress is likely to make individuals sick and unable to perform. Because of this realisation, it is far more effective to have a mentally healthy mindful worker than it is to have a stressed, worried and run down work. Everyone becomes a winner. This, therefore, is little surprise that it is now heavily marketed to all sizes of business.


Healthy Image


More than ever before, our society absolutely loves the image of being healthy and as mindfulness is backed by science to have a vast number of benefits, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Fortunately, there is nothing wrong with all of us jumping on as everyone will benefit from the results. Furthermore, mindfulness is transferable to physical activities and many other industries such as yoga and even Mixed Martial Arts. Ultimately, this allows marketing gurus to cross over the theme of mindfulness to many areas in an individual’s life and as a result, nearly everyone now knows what it is and athletes of all kinds are even starting to use it.


In conclusion, Mental Health Training Companies such as Clearfocus will no doubt benefit from the expertise but in doing so they will be benefiting each and every single environment that they step into with their expertise. And if that is not highly marketable, then what is!!?



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