As a freelancer, there are some things you need to consider. 

Personal branding | You represent your own business, so it's up to you to make sure you look professional. The platform allows you to collect ratings from clients. After each gig, you receive a review. So if you get a good rating, you are more likely to be chosen for the next gig.

Tax return | As a self-employed, you are responsible for your personal income tax, VAT returns and social security contributions. Read more about these taxes here.

Bookkeeping | As an entrepreneur, you are required by law to keep your records for up to 7 years. All invoices and receipts you receive must be kept properly. You can do this manually, but there are also apps that can help you with this.

You should also bear in mind that the hourly rate includes holiday pay, your pension, and business expenses (e.g. travel expenses, parking costs and meal costs). Once your hours are approved, you will get paid within 7 working days and your invoice will be sent via e-mail. 

Preparation | Make sure you are present just under 15 minutes before you start so that you can prepare properly and start at the time when your shift starts. Good preparation is half the battle and often ensures a higher rating!

Communication | From the moment you are booked for a gig, all communication is between you and the client. You can choose how you want to communicate, via app, email or phone, it's up to you. 

The cancellation period and replacement | In the unlikely event that you cannot turn up for a gig: No problem, you can always cancel the gig within the cancellation period. Has the cancellation period expired? Then you have to arrange a substitute. The substitute may be anyone, but keep in mind that the client may also refuse the replacement. You also remain responsible for the substitute and handle payment with him or her.