Welcome to Go Self Employed! I’m Anita, the face behind the site, and I’m so glad you’re here!
I started this blog in 2018 to provide clear, straightforward and – most importantly – accurate information about managing your finances when you’re self-employed.
I started out back then with a few blog posts about tax and expenses, and not much idea about how to run a blog. The site has now grown into the resource you see today, complete with how-to-guides, tips, cheat sheets and spreadsheets to help you manage your finances!
I’m a fully-qualified chartered accountant and spent six years working for an accountancy firm before leaving to set up my own business. As my own boss, I specialised in working with self-employed business owners, from the eclectic (musicians, clothing designers, animal trainers) to the more traditional (FSA regulated businesses, nursing homes and architects).
These days, my focus is this blog and I love it! The blog means I can mix my knowledge and experience with my lifelong love of writing to create a resource which I hope is genuinely useful to the UK’s self-employed community.
When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me at the gym, out for a walk or relaxing with a cheeky glass of champagne in hand. I live in London (where I grew up) with my ever-supportive husband, our dog Carlos, our genuinely crazy cat Eddie, and our latest addition, Princess Speedy the Roborovski hamster. She’s super cute!
About the Blog
I set up Go Self Employed because I was getting more and more frustrated with all the poorly explained, out of date information on self-employed finances I got when I searched online. I wanted to create an easy-to-read collection of information that people could trust and rely on.
When I first started out, I was confident in my financial knowledge and skills, but I had no idea what I was doing when it came to building a blog! I’ve learnt a huge amount along the way, and I’m so grateful to everyone who’s helped me. Please be patient if it doesn’t always look at polished as other premium sites. I run this all myself and, as you’ll see, I use advertising on the site to allow me to keep providing this information free of charge.
What People Say....
“I have recently started my own self-employed HR Consultancy and have really appreciated your clear and simple hints and tips on getting going. I also use your bookkeeping spreadsheet which is ACE!”
“I just came across goselfemployed.co – It’s a great resource for entrepreneurs to take their finances into their own hands– which, I’m sure, seems very daunting at first. I think what you’re doing is so empowering.”
“Anita thank you so much for taking the time to respond especially on a Sunday, you honestly had no need that is very kind. Thank you for your kindness & guidance”