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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…

Improve your invoicing in 6 easy steps

Working for yourself is incredibly freeing: you get to choose your own hours and make all the important decisions without having anyone to answer to. But more often than not, your nimble…

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.

Why you should insure yourself, not just your equipment

It's common practice for sole traders to keep delaying decisions concerning life and income protection insurance. It's neither pleasant nor productive to have to think about getting robbed or seriously injured, amongst…