Becoming a self-employed person or freelancer is easier than you might think. In principle, you can work anywhere, and you do not need an office or staff. In both cases, you work for different clients without there being an employment contract. You perform your work as an independent entrepreneur. And not unimportantly; you earn a lot more. Take an hourly wage of 70 Euro and the average number of hours of 173 per month; Then you tap the 12,000 Euro per month. Besides, as a self-employed person you pay less tax than someone who is employed.
Subscribe to the Chamber of Commerce
Starting your own business is easily arranged. You make an appointment online with the Chamber of Commerce to register your company. The registration with the tax authorities is also immediately set, and you will receive a VAT number. Then you are a Freelancer, and you can get started.
The number of assignments in the ICT world continues to grow. So you do not have to worry that there will not be enough clients. Also, there are many platforms where you can come into direct contact with clients. As an IT professional, you are in the right place as a freelancer!
Starting as a freelancer, done in no time!
STEP 1: PREPARATION
Prepare your registration by filling in the registration form as completely as possible. Do not use special punctuation marks in the “your name” field. If desired, this will get adjusted by the Chamber of Commerce during registration.
STEP 2: APPOINTMENT
After filling in your details, you must personally visit the Chamber of Commerce to complete your registration. It is only possible by appointment. You can register at any office near you.
STEP 3: REGISTRATION
During your appointment, a Chamber of Commerce employee will check your identification and check whether you meet the registration requirements. You will immediately pay a one-off registration fee of € 50.00. You can also take an extract with you for € 15.00.
As a self-employed person, you are responsible for your risks. And therefore also for taking out any insurance. You also have to build up your pension yourself. We have listed the most critical risks for you:
- Incapacity for work
- Corporate Liability
- Professional Liability
- Legal counsel
As a self-employed person, you are legally obliged to keep records. Your invoices and quotations must meet various requirements. Your administration gives you a good insight into how your company is doing. Isn’t this your most vital point? Then you can also outsource your administration.
CodeImpact likes to guide people through these steps and advise the risks you run as a self-employed person. With years of experience in this industry, we can take care of everything and guide you quickly to your first job.