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The Basics of Bookkeeping for Freelancers and Small Businesses

Bookkeeping Basics for Freelancers and Small Businesses in the UK: Tips on How to Manage Your Finances

If you’re considering freelancing, it’s important to understand the basics of bookkeeping before you take the plunge. Freelancing can be a great way to work on projects you’re passionate about, be your own boss, and have more control over your work schedule. However, it also requires a lot of self-discipline, as well as the ability to manage your finances and learn about financial record-keeping. Read on to learn the basics of bookkeeping and make sure you’re prepared for the challenges that come with it.

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The basics of bookkeeping:

  1. What is bookkeeping?
  2. Open a separate bank account
  3. Keep track of your income and expenses
  4. Categorise your expenses
  5. Reconcile your accounts
  6. Prepare your tax returns
  7. Record-keeping
  8. Set aside money for taxes
  9. Stay on top of your bookkeeping
  10. Seek professional help

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Your Financial Safety Net: 8 Tips and Strategies to Get Started

How much should you have in an emergency fund? And what are the benefits of having a financial safety net? Let’s find out.

Alright, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride because we’re talking about the benefits of starting an emergency fund and how to do it. And trust me, you’re going to want to stick around because hopefully it will motivate you to build up your financial safety net.

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How to Price Your Services as a Freelancer

How much should you charge as a freelancer? Let’s take a look at how to price your services.

Freelancing has become an increasingly popular way of working in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. Freelancers have the freedom to choose their own hours, work from anywhere, and choose the clients they want to work with. However, pricing your services can be a daunting task if you are a freelancer, particularly if you are just starting out. In this article, we’ll explore some tips and tricks that freelancers can use to price their services effectively.

How to price your services as a freelancer:

  1. Research the market
  2. Understand your costs
  3. Consider your experience
  4. Offer packages
  5. Don’t be afraid to negotiate
  6. Be transparent
  7. Consider the niche you are targeting
  8. Review your prices regularly
  9. Consider the level of competition in your market

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Self Assessment for the Self-Employed: How to Submit Your Tax Return

Everything you need to know about preparing for your Self Assessment

If you start earning money as a freelancer, there is a specific process to follow to tell the government what your income was, and pay taxes on it.

This post will summarise everything you need to know about your Self Assessment as a self-employed freelancer, and I will share my best advice on how to make the tax return submission as stress-free as possible.

What we’ll cover:

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