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Design Interviews

Over at Estetica Design Forum, where you will find me [blueocto] lurking a lot, we’ve decided to have Blogger’s Interviews among some of the members. This has allowed us to ask some weird and wonderful questions about each other to get to know one another a lot better! The blogs involved are: ianm will interview […]

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Register for pitys sake!


I feel like a broken record when it comes to this subject, but a lot of people are either unaware or chose to ignore the fact that once you are self-employed /freelance in the UK, you must register with HM Revenue and Customs.

Well besides the multitude of fines and interest you would accumulate, you are also breaking the law.
It is really simple. When you work as employed (for a shop, company, call centre etc) you have National Insurance (NI) and Tax taken out of your wages before you receive it in hand.

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Networks and Forums

Fairly similar to advertising; nearly every man and his dog is online now and travelling to events with no car or money isn’t always an option. So get online and sign up to everything! Forums both design and non-design can be a useful resource as well as a great way to make friends as well […]

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Create Advertising

Again rather self-explanatory, but you know you, your parents know you, your friends do. But does the rest of the city know you? The local butchers? I doubt it. You need to spread the word that you are here and you have some good services to offer. I’m probably telling a granny how to suck […]

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I am still not overly clued up in this area, but it is also good to have some reliable contacts in this area, should anything ever go wrong. In short, a bookkeeper is about understanding how a business works and then providing accurate figures that enable the business to know exactly how well it is […]

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