Freelancing along your degree course

05 Aug 2019

StudyingThe life of a student can be challenging. Juggling tuition fees and side costs can be tough, but thankfully, this day and age enables anyone to earn side money through freelance work. Most of this can be done remotely through the use of a portable computer or simply access to the internet. Here are some tips for those considering a freelance career:

-    Network
Freelancing requires the confidence to reach out to potential clients. Do not be afraid to email and pitch your services or socialise at events.

-    Work on your digital footprint
If you want people to know who you are, focus your efforts on creating an online portfolio for your work. Be it through your own custom website, portfolio creation site or platforms like Instagram and Facebook; get your name out there and showcase what you have to offer!

-    Manage your time wisely
Freelancing is reserved for those who are able to organise their schedule, splitting up uni life and work effectively. Analyse your schedule and figure out what you can spend less time on, in order to shift your priorities and fit in time for freelance work.

-    Ensure you are paid on time
One downside to freelancing is needing to chase certain clients for payment. It happens, and it’s frustrating – but don’t let it put you off. You should always discuss payment with your client prior to a project, and ensure you have it in writing.

-    Register as self-employed
Freelancers have to declare their own taxes, so do not forget to register with HM Revenues and Customs. Contact deVere Group for further assistance!