Starting a new business? Get 40% off our accountancy services for 3 months! 😀

x

For some people, the solo aspect of going freelance is actually a perk. Most freelancers get used to working alone, but if you want to expand, that might mean outsourcing.

Outsourcing work vs business tasks

Before you decide to outsource work, you need to decide what it is that you’re hoping to save time on. If you want to outsource work that you normally undertake for clients yourself, take a moment to assess the risk. Your reputation depends on finding someone who can provide the same level of quality that you do.

 

free Pandle bookkeeping software
It’s more common for freelancers to outsource tasks that, whilst still core to the running of the business, aren’t part of what they offer to clients. Doing it this way enables you to spend the time on undertaking billable work.

Where to find outsourced help

As a freelancer yourself, then finding another freelancer yourself might be the most obvious solution. If you don’t already have someone in your personal network, then PeoplePerHour might be your next stop.

Again, if you’re a freelancer yourself then you’ll probably already know the pitfalls to looks out for. You can get a freelancer for a fiver on some of these sites, but that doesn’t mean you should. LinkedIn might also be a useful way to find professional freelancers.

If there are several tasks to be taken care of, you might even want to head down the agency route. Just keep in mind that the price tag might be fairly high.

Make sure you note down your outsourcing expenses

When you spend money outsourcing to others you may be able to claim it as an allowable expense on your Self Assessment tax return.

Obviously, we’re going to recommend you use a good bookkeeping system to record your expenses! It will be a big help when you fill in your tax return each year.

About The Author

Christopher Jones

Forensics graduate-turned copywriter and blogger. I love turning complex topics into easy to understand, yet engaging pieces of content.

More posts by this author
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Read more posts...

Umbrella Companies for Self-Employed Contractors

When you set up in business as a contractor you might either work as a sole trader or as a limited company….

Read More

Get Ready for Small Business Saturday UK 2022

Small Business Saturday started in the US in 2010, on the first Saturday following Thanksgiving. It aims to encourage shoppers to consider…

Read More

Architects and Tax

Architecture is a highly diverse sector when it comes to tax. It’s partly down to the type of businesses that carry out…

Read More
Back to Blog...

Confirm Transactions

The number of monthly transactions you have entered based on your turnover seem high. A transaction is one bookkeeping entry such as a sale, purchase, payment or receipt. Are you sure this is correct?

Yes, submit my quote
No, let me change it

Please contact our sales team if you’re unsure

VAT Returns

It is unlikely you will need this service, unless you are voluntarily registered for VAT.

Are you sure this is correct?

Yes, the business is VAT registered
No, let me change it

Call us on 020 3355 4047 if you’re not sure.

Bookkeeping

You only need this service if you want us to complete the bookkeeping on your behalf.

Would you prefer to complete your own bookkeeping?

Yes
No

Call us on 020 3355 4047 if you’re not sure.