Your money: 5 Things you need to know to become a freelancer

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Because permanent employment opportunities are so scarce right now, many people are considering going freelance. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Because permanent employment opportunities are so scarce right now, many people are considering going freelance. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Keep accurate records. Set up a good filing system and file paperwork regularly so you have freelance contracts, payment records and evidence of work-related expenses at your fingertips.

With the Covid-19 pandemic raging and seemingly no end in sight, millions of South Africans have lost their jobs or a part of their earnings due to lockdown restrictions. Because permanent employment opportunities are so scarce right now, many people are considering going freelance. But what exactly does this mean and where do you start? YOU approached the experts for advice.

1. Do I qualify for freelance work?

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