Career and Enterprising

5 Helpful Tips On How To Work From Home

Working from home is not just an option, it is a way of life. Overhauling the way you work can either make or break your career and sanity. Follow these helpful tips to get you started: TAXATION RULES One of the first steps to straighten out your finances as a freelancer is to know what your filing status is. In the Singaporean tax code, there is a huge difference between employment and small business types. Knowing which one you fall

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Career and Enterprising

Newbie’s Survival Guide To Working From Home

There are two types of perspectives that one can have about freelancers. Some people perceive working from home as a coveted dream. They are attracted with the idea of having to work in their pajamas, of avoid the long commute, and of being able to interact with their family without sacrificing income. In contrast, there are other people who view this setup as an impossible environment to be in. It is understandable! Working from home comes with varying degrees of

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Surefire Ways To Save Money As A Freelancer

The essential benefits (e.g., health insurance or retirement contributions) indulged by the freelancers are their primary responsibility. It comes along with a variety of other expenses including operating costs. It comes with a variety of problems including late payment from clients. As a result, freelancers must save more money. #1: EMPLOY THE ZERO-BASED BUDGETING SYSTEM Zero-based budgeting entails telling each dollar where it is going to go. Simply put, the money that comes in (net income) minus the money that

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How To Negotiate A Higher Pay As A Freelancer

Establishing and negotiating rates with your potential clients seems like one of the most complex or intimidating parts of freelancing. But, it does not have to be! WEAR YOUR DETECTIVE LENSES The first step is to do your homework. Detectives and investigators compile evidences through careful observations and interviewing witnesses. Play the role of a “detective” by collecting as many salary information as you can. Research about the average rates for freelancers by joining online forums (e.g. Singapore Babysitter Connect)

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A Newbie Freelancer’s Guide To Getting Paid On Time

According to the recent survey by Freelancers Union, 44% of the participants (freelancers) reported problems with getting paid. Some are even tracking their clients for owning more than S$13,000 (US$10,000). Yes! Getting paid is one of the most frustrating and stressful aspects of being a freelancer. In a world of fixed expenses and variable income, the stress of a freelancer comes when they have to deal with stubborn clients. While frustration arises when the client piles up more work when

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