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What is YoungOnes?

With YoungOnes, you are self-employed, and you decide when and where you want to work. Yesterday you were a delivery driver, today you work in catering and tomorrow you give yourself a day off.


Why YoungOnes?

  • It's up to you. As a self-employed entrepreneur, you are in control. Through the app, you decide when, where and at what hourly rate you want to work. We are all about flexibility!
  • Money. An average hourly rate of €15 (excluding VAT). Furthermore, you do not need to worry about invoicing and payments, because we take care of that!

How does the app work?

  1. Respond to gigs via the app.
  2. The client chooses the best match.
  3. Start with the gig you are matched for (in the gig description, you can read exactly what the client expects from you).
  4. Fill out your completed working hours.
  5. After your hours have been approved, you will receive your money within 7 working days.


How do I start?

These are the 5 steps to follow: 


Step 1 | Download the YoungOnes app.

Step 2 | Complete your profile.

Step 3 | In case you already have a company number, you can add it to your profile. In case not, click on 'I do not yet have a company number'. A company number is required so you'll need to request one through YoungOnes & Acerta.

Step 4 | Schedule a kick-start call.

Step 5 | No company number yet? Register as self-employed.


What do I need to arrange myself?

You work for multiple clients without being employed. So there is no boss who arranges things like taxes, pension, and sick leave for you. So you are in charge of your own finances and administration. The hourly rate, which is displayed in the app, is exclusive of VAT and includes all other costs such as travel or accommodation expenses.


1. A company number and VAT number

When you start freelancing, you start your own company and are obliged to apply for a company number. To help you with this, we have teamed up with Acerta.


Register as self-employed for FREE now! Read more here.


2. Tax returns

If you have a company number, you are also liable for taxes. You have to deal with three different taxes:


  • Personal income tax: You pay tax on all your income from the previous calendar year. Are you below the tax-free allowance of €10.160? Then you do not have to pay any tax. Read more about personal income tax here.
  • VAT return: you file this declaration quarterly or monthly. If you earn less than €25,000 per year, you can apply for an exemption for this. Read more about the VAT return here.
  • Social contributions:  As a self-employed person, you pay quarterly social contributions to your social insurance fund. You can apply for an exemption for the provisional contributions if you know in advance that your final income will not exceed the limit of €8.204,59. Read more about social contributions here.


Did you know that if your annual income as a student is below €8200, you do not have to pay any tax? In fact, you can claim exemptions for all three taxes. Read more about what you will keep net here.


3. What should I do if I cannot work?

If you are matched for a gig, but you cannot work at the last minute (outside the cancellation period), you must arrange a substitute. If you do not show up for the gig and you have not arranged a replacement, there will be consequences:


This will be viewed as not completing the gig and it will affect your attendance percentage. Clients see your attendance rate when you respond to future gigs. A client can base their decision on this. So a good attendance rate means more chances of being chosen for a gig. 


Example 1: If a freelancer can't work, but he/she arranges a substitute. --> Gig completed. 

Example 2: If a freelancer calls in sick and cannot arrange a substitute. --> Gig not completed. 


Read more about the cancellation policy here.


Are you ready?

Click here to schedule a kick-start call. 


See you soon!