So in Part 1 I explained why I wanted to answer the question of becoming a freelance journalist but also clarify exactly how difficult it can be to work as a freelance journalist. In this part I am going to tell you what, in Australia at least, you need in order to become a freelance journalist and to set up a business. Business type And the first thing you need to know is that yes, you are starting a business. And that you can be all by yourself as a sole trader, work with a couple of others in a partnership arrangement or set up a company with yourself working…
Marisa Wikramanayake writes the Perth Diary column for The Sunday Leader newspaper. This week's column discusses a company called Financial Redress and the trend of claiming back money from the banks when the charges and fees for late payments and credit cards have been declared legally unreasonable.