6 ACTIONABLE STEPS TO EARN MORE THIS YEAR

We don’t need to tell you, but being freelance is great: the freedom it gives you, the control you have over your time and – hopefully – the money it brings in. But for those times when the cash isn’t forthcoming and you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to pay next month’s bills, here are some ways you can earn more in 2022.

FILING YOUR SELF-ASSESSMENT TAX

Across the land, freelancers are digging out old invoices, requesting receipts and figuring out which expenses they can put on their self assessment tax form as the deadline draws ever closer. However it's not just January 31st that freelancers need to be aware of, there are a couple of additional dates to put in the diary. Our friends at TaxScouts have compiled a handy checklist of key tax dates, ways to file your self-assessment and consequences if you don't to ensure freelancers stay on top of their financials.

FREELANCE GENDER PAY GAP?

In many ways, the freelance revolution has been great for gender equality.  It’s no wonder that more and more (especially young) women are going freelance. It’s a tantalising opportunity for empowerment - working for yourself with flexibility and freedom, whilst escaping the hierarchies of corporate work.  Utopia - am I right? Not quite.   

CAN I CLAIM FOR SELF-EMPLOYED INCOME SUPPORT?

The self-employed community welcomed the Chancellor's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to help ease the financial pressures many are under during the current crisis. However, as many as 2 million self-employed individuals are estimated to be ineligible for the scheme. To see if you are able to claim, we've designed a SEISS infographic.

HOW TO GET PAID ON TIME

How to get paid on time is a question we get asked on a daily basis. It seems that every freelancer has a story or two about a late payment, battling with a client for payment or not getting paid at all. Getting paid on time for the work you do as a freelancer is essential to keep money flowing into your business but more importantly, to turn your passion into a long term successful freelance career. So, why is it so hard to get paid on time? 

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