Trade License.cz / What you need to know as Freelancer
Typical Freelance Professions in Prague
- Freelance Consultant (usually Finance, Telecom or IT related)
- Freelance English Teacher (increase your chances with a TEFL certificate)
- Freelance Webdesigner
- Freelance Graphics Artist
- Freelance Programmer
- Freelance Marketing Specialist
Careful with one customer only - the 'Schwarz - system'If you have only one customer, and you are working there full-time (the so-called 'Schwarz - system') the social office may concluded that in fact you are employee at that customer and the company is evading social- and health charges. This may result in your client having to pay a fine and all the social- and health chargers for you as employee from the day you started working there.
In order to avoid this to happen, it is good to have several freelance projects spread over several customers (they do not have to be the same in size). This also is safer for you, in case one customer stops cooperation, you are not without income.
Salary vs InvoiceAs a rule of thumb, about 2/3 of the gross salary of an employee is what he receives as net income. The total cost for the company is the gross salary + 34%, so having employees is expensive business, since the total costs are nearly twice the net salary.
Therefore, if you are going to work as freelance business, it is reasonable to send an invoice of at least the 'gross salary', because otherwise the client would have to pay for you as an employee the 'gross salary' + 34%