Become a Contractor – live longer, look more attractive, earn more money and be happier!
Okay so we might not be able to guarantee any of the above but the last two do seem to be true.
For sure the days of a ‘job for life’ are long gone and the term ‘permanent job’ is fast becoming somewhat of a novelty. The fact is contractors do earn a higher daily rate than their employed counterparts, they also seem to have more flexibility in their job roles and are definitely pulled less into the murky and sticky world of office politics. Anecdotally, contractors are also seen differently within an organisation, so if you do a great job as a contractor and you want to secure a full time position within the company, contracting could be a good way to pole vault into that new position.
Sure contracting is scary, some could argue it offers less security than a so called employed full time job (although I’m not really sure I believe that anymore). However, following the last devastating recession which affected so many people lives (both permie and contractor), it seems the first sparks of economic life are coming from the contracting world. Lets face it, this is hardly surprising, I mean what company is going to hire an entire department of permanent employees with all the associated heavy weight costs permies burden any company with, when they could hire a team of professional contractors to do the job?
Click the links for a full run down of the benefits and advantages of contracting, plus a few disadvantages for balance.
You may also find the following pages, guides and case studies useful:
Take home pay calculator – How much could you be taking home
Contractor FAQ – All your frequently asked questions and their answers
First time Contracting or Freelancing? – A summary of the alternatives along with pros and cons
Step-by-step Guide to Contracting – Download a FREE copy of our guide
Limited or Umbrella? Can’t decide? – We help you decide which is best for you
Take home pay case studies – Examples of contractors using limited and umbrella companies
Expenses Guide – Know exactly what you can claim
Umbrella company guide – Everything you ever wanted to know about umbrella company services
IR35 Guide – A great plain English guide to IR35
If you have any questions about becoming a contractor, please don’t hesitate to call 01442 275789 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.