Around half of the people working in film and TV in the UK are self-employed. Even if you don't start your career freelancing, you might take on extra work in your spare time alongside your main job and make the jump when you are established within your sector. This toolkit is designed to introduce you to the basics of freelancing in the screen industries. If you would prefer to download this content, go to: Freelance Toolkit (PDF)
What is freelancing?
The difference between being a freelancer and staff in terms of kit, pay and satisfaction
Core skills of freelancing
Technical, behavioural and other skills, as well as passion, financial drive and flexibility
Understanding UK tax
Personal allowance, student loans, pensions, VAT, National Insurance and record-keeping
How do I get paid?
The different systems for different roles and what to do if you don't get paid on time
How your CV, email address, portfolio and website contribute to your personal brand
Who are my customers?
How to identify your potential clients, network and build fruitful business relationships