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Freelancer Resources

Helpful guides, tips and tricks for freelancers and contractors

7 myths about Hnry


Over the years, we’ve seen a few weird misconceptions about Hnry floating around the internet. We’re not fans of that. So it’s time to mythb...

A guide to pricing yourself as a freelancer


As a freelancer, how you price your work has a huge impact on your career. Charge too much, and you may not get enough work to stay busy. C...

Self-employed tradies: the 3 most common tax mistakes


For many self-employed tradies, understanding the tax system can be complex, time-consuming, and costly - especially if you’re trying to do...

Contractor vs Employee


Is it better to be a contractor or an employee? Here’s an answer that might start a debate: It depends! To help you decide for yourself, we...

Demystifying the 5 Most Common Contracting Myths


Times have changed. Ways of working have shifted away from siloed permanent roles, and organisations across New Zealand and the globe have e...

Even freelancers need a little holiday...


For many self-employed people, holidays are a complete fantasy. Permanent staff have the luxury of taking a holiday (or being sick) knowing...

Freelancer’s guide to KiwiSaver


Being a freelancer has a lot of perks - more freedom, more autonomy, and complete control over what work you take on (and who you work with)...

Grow Your Freelance Work by Posting Regularly on LinkedIn


The holy grail for any freelancer is a steady trickle of new clients and projects coming in. This gives you three great advantages: You...

How to be productive and focused while working from home


We’ve all been there as freelancers. You sit down at your kitchen table to do some work when you realise you haven’t put the trash out and t...

How to build an effective sales pipeline


We turned to freelance copywriter, Sam Grover, for his thoughts on why a sales pipeline is critical to your success as a freelancer. Sam als...

Calculating the cost of your financial admin


Most contractors and freelancers don’t think about the full cost of sorting out their financial admin. Our financial admin calculator can he...

How to cope with inflation
as a sole trader


We’re not going to sugarcoat it; inflation has been especially hard on sole traders. If you’ve been feeling the cost-of-living pinch, you’r...

Contractors: How to find your next contract


One of the biggest myths about being a contactor is that it’s less stable than being a permanent employee. That’s true for some independent...

How to grow your freelance business through networking


As a freelancer, I often feel like I work in a vacuum. Generally I work alone, which means I don’t have a team around me to celebrate with....

How to measure and grow your sole trader business profit


As a sole trader, solely in charge of your business, you may have some questions around profit. Like, for example, what is it? How important...

Insurance guide for sole traders


DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is intended to be general in nature and is not personal financial product advice. It does not take...

Insurance guide for self-employed tradies


Being a tradie is all about the hard yards. The last thing you need is to have to deal with other distractions – like stolen tools, time off...

Invoicing made easy
with Hnry


An invoice is an extension of your relationship with your client. No matter how good your work is, or how incredible your products are, if...

The ultimate guide to invoicing like a pro


If you’re a sole trader who invoices their client, you (hopefully) know that invoices are more than a few scribbled details on a scrap piece...

KiwiSaver for sole traders


DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is intended to be general in nature and is not personal financial product advice. It does not take...

Your Guide To New Zealand's Coworking Spaces


One of the big hesitations for people who are thinking about taking the leap from a permanent job into freelance work is the idea that they’...

The Best Tools for Contractors and Freelancers


When you work independently as a contractor or freelancer, it becomes really obvious just how much your time is worth. That’s why it’s impo...

The freelancer’s guide to personal branding


Whether you’ve actively crafted one or not, you already have a personal brand. People hear your name and think of certain things, feel speci...

The graphic designer’s guide to growing your freelance business


As freelancers, there are always things we can do to start, grow, or scale our businesses. But it can be hard to know where to start or what...

What is an NZBN?


A New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is (you won’t believe this) a number. For businesses. In New Zealand. It links to your business details...

Your guide to becoming a sole trader


Ready to become a sole trader and take on the world? Brilliant! But there are a few things you need to know before you get started. If you’...

Guide to being a contractor


Contracting is an amazing way of life. When you go out contracting, numerous benefits open up: A better work/life balance: as your own b...

Your sole trader guide to copyright


By On Your Terms for Hnry - On Your Terms makes business legals easy for Kiwi SMEs. Safeguard your business for less, with its online legal...

Your guide to identifying online scams


To put it mildly, being scammed is a horrible experience. Depending on method and intent, you can lose your savings, your privacy, your sens...