What you should know before freelancing

What you should know before freelancing
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Along with the effects of the pandemic process, the freelance model has been occupying the minds of many people recently. Well, what needs to be done before moving to such a working order? Entrepreneur and Author Perçin İmrek explains the answer to the question in our article …

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has changed many paradigms in the world. These changes made our adaptation ability even more valuable. The year 2020, full of crises, actually created various opportunities for many people. In 2020, when it was technologically possible to do business through online channels, the prejudice towards working in these channels was largely destroyed. It is a day for those who want to work freelance for a long time.

We are in a period where all technological infrastructure is suitable and society is shifting to the online world. So how is it possible to work with our freelance laptop (from home or anywhere in the world)?

If you want to open an office, you can do it in a suitable place according to your job, where you live and your potential customers. We live in an era where the option is also available outside of Turkey. For example; It is very easy to establish a company in countries such as Estonia and Bulgaria. You can even open a company in the USA. The important thing here is to make sure you don’t do anything that doesn’t comply with the laws of the country you live in. For this, you can get advice from an accountant in the country where you opened the company.

Likewise, if you are receiving payments from abroad, it is possible to open a bank account in a different country. Because many payment methods support this system in Turkey, it will make life easier for the transaction fairly. For example; It is possible to open an online bank account from a bank named N26 in Germany. When you open a bank account in Germany, you can easily use payment systems such as Paypal and Stripe. Then you can transfer the application to the bank account in Turkey as Transferwis. Of course, you should make sure that you don’t do this in a way that goes against your job and tax laws.

What job to do?

When starting a freelance job, the most important thing is that you do what you love, enjoy doing and do what you are good at. Because the answer to the question “What can be done” is deep sea… There are hundreds of job opportunities, from providing translation services to dubbing, from training to design work. Many people are ready to “outsource” this kind of work. People around the world need people to do this kind of work and are ready to pay for it.

A friend of mine even gained customers from the US in a few months by painting the stones he collected from the beaches and creating patterns very beautifully. Moreover, he started to make serious money from this business. As I said, the possibilities are endless …

If you are having difficulty in how to reach the customer, you can offer your services through sites that connect the producer and the consumer (Fiverr, Upwork). So in summary, it is now very easy to freelance. All it takes to do this is to find the job you love and good at. Then, to improve himself constantly in that job and deliver his service to as many people as possible. Of course earning money, paying taxes, etc. You also need to know the procedures in such processes.

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