So you're almost ready to go full-time as a Creator. Congrats! It's always a good feeling when you manage to turn something you love into a job, and hopefully you're going to have a lot of success in your career as a ProCreator (professional influencer).
But before you go full steam ahead in your fun new job, it's important to remember: it is still a job. Even before you become a full-time Creator, there are some things to consider when it comes to handling your business and conducting yourself with other professionals. A lot of Creators have previously stumbled with the transition from a person making funny videos in their bedroom, to someone who has to negotiate, self-assess... even pay employees! Luckily, we're here to help outline all the things you should consider about being a professional Creator.
How's your business savvy?
It's okay to admit you have no idea what you're doing when it comes to business - but it's important to learn in order to avoid running into trouble further down the line.
If you are earning any income from your content - even before you go full-time as a ProCreator - then from a legal standpoint, you count as self-employed. It's important to register as such with HMRC as soon as you can to avoid getting into hot water later, as well as making a plan for your self-assessment.
When it comes to working with Brands, two key things you should understand how to do professionally are negotiating and selling yourself. Believe it or not, it is very possible to do these things wrong!
Knowing your worth and