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Advice on Being A Self-Employed Model?

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Sarah McDowd is off-line
08 May 2013 19:45
sarahmcdowd
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sarahmcdowd
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California
Hollywood

ive been a fulltime freelance model for the past 6 years... it is definitely possible.
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LouiseMS is off-line
09 May 2013 03:11
TexasB
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TexasB
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lancing

This thread is fantastic :-) I needed to read something like this so thank you very much everyone, especially the original poster x


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09 May 2013 09:22
xxmrmthxx
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When you get your code keep it in a safe but memorable place. I learnt my lesson last year when i couldnt find it and had to get a new one x


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09 May 2013 17:27
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Quote from JeromeRazoir
No one has mentioned the importance of setting money aside for your tax bill, when it comes.



Chance would be a fine thing!  Just got a tax bill but I don't ever have money to set aside 



09 May 2013 18:13
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Depends on what yr earning. I'm fair & square self employed an all. but I know a few who register it a a hobby and pay loads less tax. Most of them have day/casual jobs which make their returns slightly more plausible...

Otherwise yeah keep records of what you were paid, by whom and when. Keep train tickets if its not on expenses. Phone, internet bills, clothing used for shoots, toiletries, haircuts, beauty treatments...

I set aside 20% of everything over £500 a month and it generally keeps me straight at year end. Plus ive earnt some interest in the meantime. I think £570 is the average pre tax level so if you stick with it you might end up with a little bit of a bonus in extra savings. I'm too cavalier for that to ever happen but im definitely never short which is main thing.



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