To get started as a Freelancer, you will need to create an account via the YoungOnes app. 

From downloading the app to reacting to gigs, these are the steps you need to take:

Step 1 Download the YoungOnes app from the App store or Play store.

Step 2 | Select ‘UK’ as your location.

Step 3 | Press 'Sign up now!'.

Step 4 | Provide an email address and create a password.

Step 5 | Complete your profile.

Step 6 | Choose a representative photo that you would also use for a resumé.

Step 7 | Fill in your details.

Step 8 | Enter your work experience.

Step 9 | Enter your National Insurance number or your UTR number. If you don't have a UTR number yet, no problem! You can complete the first five gigs without one.

Step 10 | Are you registered for VAT? If so, provide your VAT number. If not, click on “I do not have a VAT number”.

Step 11 | Your profile is ready. Next step: complete the 15-minute introductory course via the app.

Step 12 | If you have successfully completed the introductory, you will go through an ID-check to verify your identity and check your right to work. Once this has been approved, we will verify your account, and you can start reacting to gigs! You can work the first 5 gigs without a UTR number. After the 5th gig, you will need a UTR number. You can request this from the HMRC. Good luck!

Step 13 | If you still have questions about the responsibilities of freelancing, you can schedule a callback request. A pop-up will appear at the top of the app. If you click on it, you can schedule the call.