Many people become part-time light entrepreneurs in addition to full-time work or studying. Maybe someone only wants to work from time to time on a gig basis. As a light entrepreneur, you can also safely test your business idea, the carrying capacity of your wings in your field or simply how the entrepreneur's life feels.
It is easiest for a light entrepreneur to sell their own expertise, digitally or physically. For example, graphic designers, creators, photographers, construction, cleaning and transport professionals Truster light entrepreneur invoicing service is a great solution. You can also set up your own online store where you can sell your services and, for example, handmade products.
Truster has Valvira's healthcare licence and patient insurance, so through us, for example, a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist with a new Truster With our partner mali, you can invoice work subject to a permit in the healthcare sector.
What kind of person is suitable as a light entrepreneur?
Almost anyone, regardless of age, stage of life and background, can become a light entrepreneur. If you have common sense and attitude in place, you can learn everything else. Even the job or profession you dream of.
Compared to the entrepreneur, the everyday life of a light entrepreneur is carefree, but remember the basics. You take care of your own customer acquisition and work gigs, from start to finish. Even if we at Truster take care of all the red tape, record for yourself what jobs you've done, for who and when, how much money you've spent on procurement, and how much money you've made. These routines will help you think like an entrepreneur if you plan to start your own business later.
Let's take a look at a few typical life situations, for which light entrepreneurship is often just the right solution.
You're looking for a job, but haven't found a suitable place?
Light entrepreneurship offers opportunities that the job seeker did not have before. You can create a job for yourself in an instant where you can do the work you like and decide on your own schedules. It might be the best job you've ever had. Customer acquisition and an entrepreneurial lifestyle require a little effort and self-discipline, but it's worth it. You will get work experience, conveniently make money and maybe have the courage to start your own business.
You may well become a light entrepreneur and still remain an unemployed job seeker from the TE Office's point of view. During the first four months of unemployment, you can work as hard as you want as a light entrepreneur. Even after that, you can certainly continue as a light entrepreneur, but the income you earn may reduce the unemployment benefit. On this topic you can read more about unemployment and light entrepreneurship in our article.
Occasional gig work easily cashed in
With Truster you'll get to neatly invoice gigs that you only do occasionally for different subscribers. You don't have to share your tax card and hope that the subscriber knows how to handle all employer contributions. The invoicing service makes life easier for your subscriber, too, because they can just pay the invoice for the work you do.
The subscriber may be a private individual or a company, it is irrelevant. You only make an invoice through the invoicing service. We're done! Being a light entrepreneur does not require any other paperwork from you. We bill your subscriber and pay your salary into your account.
A side job as a light entrepreneur?
You may have thought that it would be nice to do a side job in addition to a full-time job sometimes, but forming a side job seems tough. How do the taxes go again? As a light entrepreneur, you can agree on side work right away. We take care of paperwork, taxes and obligations.
Keep in mind, however, that your tax rate depends on how much you earn per year for all your work combined. The tax rate for a small earning may be higher than you thought. It is a good idea to keep the tax authorities up to date with the earnings for the whole year so that you do not have to pay back taxes later. Also take into account your tax rate when pricing your side job.
Attached to working life already during studies
During studies, you should already collect work experience, but it can seem like a difficult equation. It can be difficult to find a part-time job or a summer job, and time should be found evenly for both work and study. For this situation, light entrepreneurship is the perfect solution. You can approach companies that interest you, learn activity, decide your own working hours and gain work experience. Maybe as soon as you graduate, you'll become an entrepreneur?
Try entrepreneurship without risk
Interested in entrepreneurship, but you're a little nervous, too? First, as a light entrepreneur, try out how your business idea is performing and how the entrepreneur's lifestyle feels. You're not committing to anything yet, and you can change your mind at any time. As more and more customers accumulate and the future of business looks bright, you can easily establish a business name or even a limited liability company. By then, you already know how it works.
Who can't become a light entrepreneur?
Light entrepreneurship is not suitable for all kinds of businesses. Your circumstances and preferences can also be an obstacle to light entrepreneurship.
In general, invoicing in industries subject to authorisation, such as the restaurant industry, requires a business name or limited liability company, unless the invoicing service has a separate permit for the industry. Light entrepreneurship is also not suitable for wider sales of goods.
If you don't feel that a light entrepreneur's active lifestyle suits you, and acquiring customers seems like a foreign idea, light entrepreneurship may not be for you. It is also good to have a basic understanding of one's own finances and the sufficiency of money. It is not worth becoming a light entrepreneur, as light entrepreneurship is supposed to be light and comfortable, as the name suggests.