How to go freelance(

over 7 years ago from Rik Lomas, Freelancer

  • Tom HareTom Hare, over 7 years ago

    Solid advice. I'd particularly echo the accountant + Xero paragraph. I'd firmly recommend anyone starting out to find a local accountant who can sit you down face-to-face and run you through the basics of bookkeeping. As well as the day-to-day running, I also found it helpful getting into the mindset of running a business and setting appropriate pricing.

    I spend a few minutes every week in Xero raising invoices, inputting expenses and reconciling transactions and it gives me a snapshot of exactly how my numbers are looking. At the end of the year, my accountant logs in, checks it over and sends it off, saving me money having a full set of accounts prepped by them.

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