Benefits

Freelancing shouldn't mean you miss out on office perks. We've negotiated deals with wonderful third parties to better support our community. Better still, if there are any ideas or benefits you would like to see here, just get in touch. We've always got time for our members.

Sherpa

Sherpa

At The Work Crowd we are always looking for benefits to offer our members, and we are delighted to introduce you to Sherpa.

Sherpa offers the self-employed a combined insurance product that offers mortgage cover, life insurance, critical illness and income cover in an integrated end-to-end service that helps you work out what you need and is completely personalised to the individual. Not only that but the level of cover can be increased or decreased as your needs change offering completely new levels of flexibility.

Finally the insurance cover has zero-commission meaning 100% of the cost of the insurance goes on protecting you, whilst you could be saving up to 40% when compared to similar products sold as ‘best buys’ on price comparison sites.

To get access to this flexible wholesale insurance Sherpa normally charges a simple monthly subscription of £5. As a member of The Work Crowd you can get your membership free for the first year.

So how do I take up this offer.

Just Email moc.a1576400427prehs1576400427teem@1576400427sreff1576400427o1576400427 and the Sherpa team will let you know how to access and make the most of this unique offer.

Digital Risks

Digital Risks

Digital Risks are offering The Work Crowd community 10% off their business insurance for the first 12 months. 

As a freelancer, we understand that business can be unpredictable. Nothing may go as you expect, and there will always be a surprise waiting around the corner. And that’s all part of the fun!
But whilst many of the challenges of freelancing may be out of your control, there are some that you can do something about – by investing in the right insurance.

Click here to take advantage of this great offer!

Thriva

Thriva

We know that as a freelancer that work can take its toll and it’s hard to get access to fancy health benefits.

So we have partnered with Thriva to offer affordable finger-prick blood tests that you take at home. This will enable you to discover and track what’s going on inside your body. All you do is order your test online, complete it at home, post it back and then you receive a bespoke report and personalised advice from a doctor.

Everyone performs best when they are at their healthiest and so Thriva is offering The Work Crowd community 25£ off their first test.

To take advantage of this offer email us for your discount code!

CaféPod

CaféPod

We know that for freelancers coffee is the perfect companion for busy days, big projects, and tight deadlines. We know that a good, strong coffee can kick-start your morning, power you through, and help you get stuff done.

So we have teamed up with CaféPod, who make coffee capsules that are compatible with your Nespresso machine.

CaféPod are offering The Work Crowd Community a 20% discount at checkout. To take advantage of this offer email us for your access code!

The discount is valid until the 31st December 2019 and it doesn’t work in combination with any other promotions or discounts.

This is valid towards the CaféPod Core 80 Multipack. This offer is for new CaféPod customers only. You must be resident in the UK. For full terms and conditions, visit www.cafepod.com

PRCA

PRCA

About the PRCA
For 50 years the PRCA has given a voice to the PR and communications industry. Representing well over 30,000 practitioners across the world, the PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice, and creating networking opportunities.

Alice Weightman, CEO of The Work Crowd is the Chairman of the PRCA’s Independent Consultants Group. Together, The Work Crowd & the PRCA host a number of events throughout the year, as well as offer discounts on Independent Membership throughout the year.

Why join?

  • The PRCA is the world’s largest PR professional body providing you with status and credibility
  • They offer your business unparalleled training for all aspects of the PR industry
  • They assist you in demonstrating your commitment to ethical professionalism
  • They deliver over 250 networking events every year, including awards & conferences
  • They are the sole provider of the Communications Management Standard (CMS): by attaining this industry gold standard you will become a more efficient organisation
  • You can have access to the latest best practice guidelines, research, and industry data
  • If you’re an agency, the PRCA can give you opportunities to increase new business through Matchmaker
  • PRCA membership automatically gives you free membership of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) which operates in 66 countries

Get in touch at with us to learn about special offers for members of our freelance network!

Laundrapp

Laundrapp

Ever wished someone else would do your laundry for you, so you can spend more time working on the projects you love?

That’s why we created Laundrapp – so you can get your laundry and dry cleaning collected, cleaned and delivered at a time and place you choose.

Are you ready to say goodbye to laundry day? Laundrapp offer The Work Crowd Community a 25% discount off your first order (minimum spend of £20)!

The discount is valid until the 15th of August 2020.  To take advantage of this offer email us for your access code!

IPSE

IPSE

Join the largest self-employed community in the UK with 50£ off the IPSE Plus Membership!

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the voice of the UK’s self-employed population. Representing over 74,000 freelancers, consultants and contractors from every sector of the economy, IPSE is the largest association of independent professionals in the UK.

IPSE understands the risks that come with being self-employed. To help mitigate that risk, IPSE is on hand to protect you with their range of services, ranging life assurance to tax defence to legal support.

We’re offering an exclusive 50£ off the IPSE Plus membership to all Work Crowd customers, simply use discount code WCROWD50 when joining.

Visit the IPSE website for the full list of membership benefits and to find out more about what IPSE can do for you.

 

To take advantage of this offer email us for your access code!

CMME – Mortgages for Contractors and Self-Employed Professionals

CMME – Mortgages for Contractors and Self-Employed Professionals

At The Work Crowd, we believe that people who have opted to work in a more entrepreneurial way should not be penalised when trying to secure a competitive mortgage deal. For this reason, we have decided to partner with CMME, who specialise in helping contractors, self-employed professionals, Independent Consultants and freelancers overcome the traditional problems they face during this time.

In almost every circumstance, when approaching a lender directly, you will be requested to provide documentation to evidence the stability of your earnings. This will, for a permanent employee, usually be met by providing a copy of your contract of employment and 6 months’ payslips.

However, as a contractor or freelancer, if you are employed through your own limited company, you will usually be asked for two to three years’ worth of limited company accounts. Problems can occur if you are relatively new to independent working and have less than 1-2 years trading history, irrespective of a strong work history. For temporary workers, there can be further obstacles on the way to obtaining their ideal property, as they simply cannot meet this requirement.
CMME have the ability to assist contractors in securing the same competitive deals that permanent workers have access to.  The experienced team offer impartial advice, tailored to individual needs and circumstances, making the process of obtaining a mortgage simpler, faster and more efficient; freeing up our all valuable time! CMME are able to rely on more than a decade’s worth of expertise to ensure you get the right help and the best deal.

Simply visit our site or call CMME directly on 01489 555 080 to get the process started.

As leaders in the field, CMME commit to the following four principles;

  • Receive a mortgage offer that’s based on your entire income
  • Be approved without having to provide accounts for the previous three years
  • Borrow up to five times your annualised income
  • Apply with only two forms of ID, such as passport and driving licence and a copy of your current contract

CMME are offering The Work Crowd Community a free consultation. To take advantage of this offer email us for your access code or visit www.cmmemortgages.com?pk=7666

The Work Crowd are not authorised to offer regulated mortgage advice. The Work Crowd are introducers to CMME.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.  

FreeAgent

FreeAgent

The Work Crowd have partnered with FreeAgent to simplify all your invoicing and accounts online!

FreeAgent is an award-winning online accounting system designed specifically for small businesses and freelancers. With FreeAgent, you can manage your expenses and invoices, automatically chase payments, analyse bank statements, forecast tax and submit VAT returns online to HMRC. FreeAgent puts you in control of your business finances year-round.

FreeAgent has offered The Work Crowd Community a 90 day FREE trial followed by 10%  discount for the life of the account. This would be in addition to the standard offer of 50% off for the first 6 months.

To take advantage of this offer email us for your access code!

Housekeep

Housekeep

Finding your perfect, regular cleaner just got easier!

As freelancers, it’s hard to find time to get any housework done, especially when managing multiple clients and projects with strict deadlines. That’s why we’ve partnered with Housekeep, the award-winning online booking platform for professional home cleaners.

With Housekeep, each home cleaner is English-speaking, interviewed-in-person, background-checked and experienced in home cleaning – so you get a 5* clean every time, backed up by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Housekeep manage the admin for you and for your cleaner, providing online booking and payment, an initial phone call to tailor your clean, a secure key monitoring service and the same local housekeeper every time. If you’re looking for the perfect home cleaner, you’re in the right place.

Housekeep are offering The Work Crowd community 2 FREE hours of home cleaning.

To take advantage of this offer email us for your access code!