As a freelance media professional, here's what you'll enjoy:

  • Higher hourly wage.It's a fact that most people who work within the media earn more when they're self-employed.
  • Variety. Creative people need creative schedules. Freelancing means you won't be working on the same thing month in, month out.
  • Experience. With variety comes experience, and for a media CV, experience is priceless.
  • Time for other projects.Chances are that as a creative, you’ll have your own side projects on the go. Freelancing buys you the time to work on them.

Are there risks to freelancing as a media professional? Certainly. But anyone who sticks at media freelancing - that's around 250,000 people in the UK - believes the benefits outweigh these risks.

If you’d like to get started, you’ve three business structure options:

  • Umbrella company.
    This is the similar to working as an employee but you have the flexibility of a freelancer.
  • Self-employed.
    Use your own contacts to get work, and complete your own tax returns yearly.
  • Limited company.
    The most tax-efficient way. You'll take home more money.

If setting up a limited company is the route for you, we can help. We provide accountancy advice and help for all contractors within the profession. This includes copywriters and scriptwriters, presenters, cameramen, editors, and many more.

Accounts Direct will guide you in setting up, and coach you on your monthly financial responsibilities –but don’t worry, once you've done them once, they're easy! We're committed to delivering an outstanding accountancy service to all our clients. We have helped more than 10,000 professionals to date.

All our clients receive:

  • A personal accountant.
  • Communication that is right for you - face-to-face meetings, Skype, phone or email.
  • Highly competitive fees.
  • Money-back guarantee.
  • Expert advice for everything financial.