With so many people out there using social media sites like Twitter, it’s hard to know who you should be following. So, to try and help you separate the wheat from the chaff, we’ve put together a list of who to follow on Twitter. (We’re on Twitter too! Follow us for freelance contractor news and updates. )
Susie Hughes – @Shout99
Susie Hughes, aka @Shout99, keeps us up to date with the latest tax news and information for small businesses, freelancers and contractors, with links to some insightful blog posts.
PCG – @InsidePCG
PCG keep followers up to date with regular networking and Q&A sessions for freelancers. Follow them for tips and advice for freelancers, which are relevant to current events.
Maria Schneider – @MariaSchneider
Maria Schneider works in Marketing Communications. She worth a follow for her for social media tips and links to publishing, writing and social media articles; particularly if you’re a copywriter or marketing freelancer!
Freelance Advisor – @FreelanceAdvice
Freelanceadvisor.co.uk provides some great insights and advice for freelancers; from updates on working regulations to the answers to questions such as ‘What is a limited company?’ Their Twitter feed is mostly made up of links to their blog articles and RTs from relevant articles and business.
Laura Kuenssberg – @ITVLauraK
Laura Kuenssberg is the ITV News Business Editor. She keeps her account up to date with business and economy news, alongside insights into her work and commentary on the latest industry events.
Freelance Switch – @FreelanceSw
Freelance Switch links to some insightful and interesting articles, including some great advice for using social media. Although a lot of the jobs advertised are U.S. based, the issues they discuss are often still relevant to UK freelancers.
Guerilla Freelancing – @Gfreelancing
Guerrilla freelancing provides ‘marketing tactics straight from the trenches’. Their Twitter generally links to their blog articles, which include posts such as marketing tips from Hulk Hogan, which puts a bit of an interesting take on a usually pretty dry topic!
Contractor Calculator – @ContractorCalc
Contractor Calculator regularly shares links to articles which relevant to freelance and contractors, including HMRC updates and sector-specific (such as the construction and financial sectors) trends.
Contractor UK – @itcontracting
Contractor UK tweets tax, news and agency updates. These are particularly relevant if you are an IT freelancer or contractor.
Freelancing Matters – @FM_Mag
The UK’s dedicated freelance business magazine keeps us up to date with their handy articles. Follow them to join in with conversations around freelancing and business.
Freelance Folder – @FreelanceFolder
Freelance Folder link to industry and freelance articles. Follow them if you want to help increase your skills, learn from tutorials and keep up to date with industry trends, particularly for web and design.
Jane Friedman – @janefriedman
Jane Friedman is a US based freelance editor, who shares tech and media articles. Follow her if you’re a writer or media freelancer looking for a bit of business inspiration.
Brookson Accountancy – @AskBrookson
‘Ask Brookson’ is an Accountancy firm with personality! They hold regular Q&As and give some great financial advice for freelancers and contractors, with the occasional plug from their favoured sports team (Warrington Wolves).
APSCo – @APSCo_org
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies is the professional body representing the interests of recruitment organisations.