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What You Need To Know Before Starting a Freelance Career
By Planner Bee  •  August 1, 2023
The gig economy has been creating new opportunities for job seekers, especially in this post-Covid world. While some choose to be self-employed, others use it as a stop-gap solution while they are out looking for full-time employment. Being a freelancer in Singapore is no easy feat. I would know, seeing that I have been a full-time freelancer for the past five years. Specialising in content creation and copywriting, I also doubled up as a salesperson, accountant, or marketing executive, depending on what is required of me. For this piece, I draw from my experience, sharing how to get started as a freelancer based in Singapore, what to do before you quit your day job, and common pitfalls to avoid. What is a freelancer? A freelancer is slightly different from that of a self-employed person (SEP), who essentially “operates their own trade or business.” While SEPs are also loosely referred to as freelancers, freelancers are just...
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