Survive and Thrive as a Freelancer (Cardiff): WEBINAR

Thu 26Mar2020

How to enjoy freelancing by keeping on top of finances, time management and networking.

From 10:30 until 12:30

Venue: Online - registration via NUJ Training Wales

Organised by NUJ Training Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University

(If you signed up for the one-day face-to-face version of this, you will have a separate email from NUJ Training Wales regarding refunds).

Many people enjoy what a freelance life can offer. Choice and flexibility. But with these comes the need to be organised and on top of your finances.

This is especially true at uncertain times. And these times are very uncertain.

This workshop will give you an insight into freelance working - whether you're new to the industry or looking to go freelance.

Who is the webinar aimed at?

The participants will be mainly new to freelancing in the creative industries, particularly journalism.

No freelance experience will be necessary but the workshop will be a useful refresher for more experienced freelancers (including journalists who offer PR/Comms as part of their freelance portfolio).

The webinar will:

• Help you gain an insight into the practicalities of a freelance lifestyle

• Provide tips and tools for better financial planning and effective networking

We will look at:

• Finance skills for freelancers - how to budget; splitting professional life from personal life

• Different types of freelance payments - PAYE, Sole Trader, Limited Company

• Tax and NI for freelancers

• Keeping records without wasting time - and the implications of HMRC’s new digital taxation 

• How to agree work

• How to chase payments

• How to plan your networking online and position yourself better for the end of the pandemic.

The webinar will be led by David Thomas. Print journalist Claire Rees will also join the discussion to offer her perspective on print freelancing. 

What you will learn:

Participants will come away with a clearer idea of how to organise themselves and plan to think like a business. They will understand the importance of good record keeping, and tax and NI implications. They will also have a better understanding of how networking works.

How to book: 
Click to book your place via NUJ Training Wales 

(If you signed up for the one-day face-to-face version of this, you will have a separate email from NUJ Training Wales regarding refunds).

Posted on 14 February 2020

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