Starting up the freelancing business, from the ground up!

Hello good folks!

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything on the forum even though I’ve been lurking a bit. I’ve been busy with work and life, you know.

Some major things have happend since I was active last.
Me and my wife bought a house! Yay for us!
Very recently I also quit my job. Which meant that I finally had the chance to fulfill one of my goals: Starting my own game dev related business!

I’ll be focusing on doing VFX but I have some very interesting modeling opportunities coming up as well!

So right now I’m in the progress of renovating the old garage into the new command center from where I will conduct all my evil plans. I’d love to hear tips and tricks on starting and running your own freelance business and I’ll try to share my own along the road :slight_smile:

And if you would like to I can share photos of the renovation progress too! The garage is a separate building so I won’t be sitting inside with the family when working later on, which was one of my criterias when we were looking for a house to buy.

  1. get a custom desk if possible, or one that can be changed in height.
  2. Make sure you have room to expand. (My desk has 3 monitors and it still feels like I need more room :p)
  3. Contact someone who knows taxes and such, see what can be done to reduce amount of tax/vat you pay. (example: some countries have tax treaties for digital goods, like Netherlands > America)
  4. Get a really good chair.
  5. Get something you can do when frustrated/waiting/installing/experiencing win10 being a bleeping bleep again like a pull up bar, push up handles, weights, something.