As a business and marketing professional it’s relatively simple to get a job through an agency, online or by directly applying to a company. Going out on your own might not be something you’ve thought of before but there can be many benefits to be had by freelancing.
One of the biggest attractions is the chance to work for yourself and be your own boss. Most self employed business and marketing professions have higher job satisfaction with a more relaxed lifestyle. You’re able to work when and where you like with total autonomy over the clients that you deal with.
The majority of our clients also note the opportunity to earn more money. As a freelancer, your only real costs are...yourself! Depending on the number of clients you have and the amount you charge for your services, you could end up earning up to twice that of an employee in the same job role.
If you’d like to become a business and marketing freelancer, you’ll need to speak with an accountant about how to apply to become a sole trader and the change in how you pay tax.
You may find the following pages helpful:
- Freelancing Part Time - can you freelance whilst still in your permanent role?
- Sole Trader or Limited? - which route is right for you?
- Setting up as a Sole Trader Freelancer - what you need to consider when setting up as a freelancer
- VAT and NI - how do VAT and NI affect you as a freelancer?
- Freelancer Insurances - what insurances do you need as a freelancer?
- Freelancer Take Home Pay Calculator - how much more could you earn by going freelancing?
- Finding Freelance Work - how to find your freelance roles
- Freelancer FAQ’s - all your questions answered