In today’s world, every single freelancer out there needs a good supply of gadgets to keep them in business. Having access to handy gadgets can help them to do their job, no matter which field they’re specialised in. IT contractors, freelance web designers and freelance writers will all find themselves in need of a useful gadget every now and then.

So, if you’re looking for a way to speed up your work while staying super organised, consider investing in one (or all!) of these essential gadgets:

1    BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10 is the phone company’s latest offering. This smartphone has managed to break BlackBerry’s mould though, with it being a touchscreen-only phone. For years now the brand has been associated with the QWERTY keyboard, but no longer.

The BlackBerry Z10 is ideal for freelancers because of its excellent business features. Do you currently have two smartphones, one for your business and one for your personal life? That can be a thing of the past with the new BlackBerry, thanks to its BlackBerry Balance feature. You can quickly switch between your business and personal accounts with it, so everything can be kept separate.

Also, sending emails on your BlackBerry needn’t be a stressful experience; the phone’s BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) software will keep emails and messages completely encrypted and safe from harm.

2    Apple iPad

The latest Apple iPad is the ideal tablet for freelancers. Not only will it impress clients, it’ll also provide you with features that will help with your work. It’ll be especially useful for web designers, graphic designers and artists thanks to its incredible retina display, so working creatively is a doddle.

The superfast A6X chip makes working on the Apple iPad even easier, and the faster wi-fi options will allow you to work on the go at all times. You can also visit the App Store to find contractors take home pay calculator apps, time management apps, invoice apps and lots more.

3    Cloud storage

Possibly the worst thing that could happen to a freelancer would be for their computer to break down, resulting in the loss of all their work. Their contacts, portfolio, on-going projects and finance information could all be lost with the blink of an eye, causing absolute chaos.

That’s why investing in cloud storage can be so important. You can back everything up to ‘the cloud’ so that even if your computer does die, you don’t lose anything.

4    USB drive

It might seem like an old gadget now, but having a USB drive can be incredibly useful. Need to take files to a meeting to show a client how their work is coming on? Simply load everything onto your USB drive and off you go. Simple!I

5    Intuos5 pen tablet

The Intuos5 pen tablet is the perfect addition to any creative contractor’s arsenal. Photographers, artists, graphic designers, interior designers, architects and a whole host of other freelancers will be able to use this handy graphics tablet to create stunning visuals.


Investing in gadgets can help to get your job done faster, so you can accept more work from clients and earn yourself a higher wage. Though some of these gadgets can be expensive to purchase they’re sure to pay for themselves over time!

This article was written by Aurora Johnson on behalf of Nixon Williams, an IT Contractor accountants in the UK. You can find out more about this freelancer accountant online now.


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