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Why you’ll definitely get paid faster in 2018

Like the rest of the world, Australia’s payments infrastructure has struggled under the demands of a sleepless economy. In early 2018 that’s all about to change when a handful of…

LinkedIn for Freelancers 3: Increasing Visibility

If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series (thank you for your perseverance BTW!) you should already know what it takes to have…

Why freelancers need to stop being a lone island

Freelancers have always been pretty cagey when it comes to talking about work. A coffee date can be a painful exercise in avoidance. Even being asked how your week…

Interview – Rachel Smith, freelance journalist, writer and founder of Rachel’s List

Tell us about yourself – what do you do and what were you doing before you went freelance? I’ve been freelancing since about 2001, which is a long time to…

LinkedIn for Freelancers 2: Beyond the Profile

Is LinkedIn useful for freelancers and sole traders? In short – yes, absolutely. If used correctly, LinkedIn can be incredibly useful for freelancers and sole traders alike. Apart from millions…

Why I run on Rounded: Mike Irvine, Marlo Fishing Tours

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business – how did the idea come about? I started Marlo Fishing Tours in late 2016. I love fishing, I…

Choose the right accounting software for your solo business

If you’re still rummaging your old jeans’ pockets for lost receipts or trying to navigate that Excel spreadsheet you created in 2005, perhaps it’s time to consider moving…

LinkedIn for Freelancers 1: The Basics

LinkedIn is one of the most polarising social networks out there. It’s a bit like Vegemite – you either love it or hate it! There’s very rarely a middle…

Tax for sole traders

Income Tax Let’s cover the easy one first: income tax. For sole traders it’s quite simple: it works exactly the same as for those who have a regular job –…