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Starting up as a freelancer? Not sure how to register with HMRC?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by FreelanceUK, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Lupita

    Lupita Member

  2. SFTUK

    SFTUK New Member

    Wow!, Many Thanks Lupita!, it´s a great article!
    I have met tomorrow with an accountant, and I am writing down all the steps to follow.
    Really grateful with all of you!!
  3. Antonio

    Antonio New Member

    I'm new to this forum and I see some great things going on. I've been freelancing for over 3 years and I'd be happy to offer any help - to the extent that I can anyway.

    I'd like to mention that I went through the struggles of starting a freelance career (not being able to land clients being the major pain point). Because of this, I recently launched a platform to bridge the gap from "newbie" to "expert." I don't want to be spammy, so I'll hold off on posting about specifics until other members ask.
  4. Wictorie

    Wictorie New Member

    Hi Antonio :)

    Yesterday I sent some questions to this forum, but I don't find it, so I try again :) Could you help me, and anyone else who knows more? :)
    I would like to start to work as a freelancer, but I don't know if I would be successful in the beginning or at all (because there are so many freelancers).
    Can I start to work on freelancer websites without being self-employed? Can I solve other way paying the taxes? IF I can, how long I can wait.
    Do I need any fund to start to be self-employed? Do I need to pay any fees in the beginning to start to be self-employed, or only when I need to pay my taxes?

    Thank you so much for your help in anticipation :)

  5. Antonio

    Antonio New Member

    I can't provide any legal advice, so I don't feel comfortable telling you that you can/can't do something with regards to taxes and business filings. However, I don't see reason why you can't get started immediately.

    You can join freelancing sites, but I find it to be very competitive for a newbie, which is the reason I started Boonle. Boonle focuses on helping new freelancers as we provide you the opportunity to work on projects on a first-come, first-serve basis. The platform levels the playing field and allows you to gain experience and build your portfolio. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  6. Wictorie

    Wictorie New Member

    Thank you for your answer, you helped a lot :)
  7. Jessica

    Jessica New Member

    I know this has been asked before, but I don´t have it very clear yet…
    I just started to look to be a freelance in my spare time. I have a permanent job and it would be something to do on the evenings, just small projects from home with small earnings. Do I need to register as a freelance? or it could be considered as a hobby?
  8. fad460

    fad460 New Member

    Thanks a lot for sharing. Really appreciated!
  9. Mark Lyons

    Mark Lyons Member

    Your advice and resources are enough to encourage any new freelancer. I appreciate you to share such useful information.
  10. Mark Lyons

    Mark Lyons Member

    I am sure this link will help you to calculate rate.

    Check the link and let me know your experience.
  11. AlexMorrison

    AlexMorrison New Member

    It's actually a really good idea to register your own company, so that you remove the risk. It's also better for tax purposes. I was doing some reading and I came upon this article about trademarks aswell: https://www.1and1.com/digitalguide/websites/digital-law/registering-your-company-name-or-trademark/

    Basically if you're thinking of doing any kind of creative work, it's recommended that you look into establishing a trademark so that your content is not ripped of across the web. Then you can easily protect your intellectual property.
  12. moh em

    moh em New Member

    Thanks. I have developed a website for engineers however I really need to seo it. Does anybody know how to do that? any idea on that?
    Is SEO the best way to let the others know about it?
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  13. Laura@FreelanceUK

    Laura@FreelanceUK Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Moh,

    SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is what you on your website to help it be found by the right people. Doing SEO work on your website will allow it to get a higher volume of traffic and a higher ranking on Google. Here is a complete guide on SEO that you might find helpful. It defines both on page and off page SEO.
  14. Noor2018

    Noor2018 New Member

    Hi Moh,

    SEO is essential to getting people to visit your website.
  15. Carly Swinson

    Carly Swinson New Member

    Thanks for sharing this information wit us.
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  16. john matthew

    john matthew New Member

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  17. Anna Gray

    Anna Gray New Member

    Great information, Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
  18. Skillbox

    Skillbox New Member

    There is some really useful information on here, thank you!
  19. sujonhowlader

    sujonhowlader New Member

    very good article
    thank you share information
  20. sujonhowlader

    sujonhowlader New Member

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