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

At Rounded we're incredibly fortunate to have Rachel as a loyal user. As an accomplished writer with more than 15 years in the biz, she now successfully juggles freelance life, motherhood and…

LinkedIn for Freelancers 2: Beyond the Profile

In Part 1 of this series I covered off the bare minimum requirements for a basic LinkedIn profile. For some, that’s all that’s required or that time/interest levels allow. Others who want…

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

Mike Irvine’s lifelong passion for being and working on the water has turned into the career of his dreams - he runs and operates Marlo Fishing Tours in East Gippsland, Victoria. We…

Choose the right accounting software for your solo business

Self-employment can be a rewarding career that provides both empowerment and professional satisfaction. You get to do exactly what you love and command your own destiny. While this sounds like an ideal…

LinkedIn for Freelancers 1: The Basics

Prior to joining Rounded, I spent 5 years working at LinkedIn. I saw first hand how the platform can be misunderstood and often under-utilised. I also saw how effective it can be…

Tax for sole traders

As an Australian sole trader there are two types of taxes you need to be familiar with: Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax (GST). If you’re newly self-employed or just need…

Superannuation for sole traders

Regular contributions to a retirement fund is something employees take for granted, and freelancers often avoid acting upon. With cashflow being an ongoing issue, it may be difficult to justify giving up…

How to combat isolation when working from home

Working from the comfort of your home is a good way of keeping your down and minimising interruptions. But it's a two-edged sword: you end up feeling secluded and craving that simple…

Interview – Nathan Peyton, freelance artist

Last month we caught up with Nathan, one of Rounded's long time users. We chatted about all things freelance - the ups, the downs, the inspiration and staying sane while working solo.