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Old Aug 4th 2009, 9:01 am
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Default Hmmm, this freelance malarky

Ok so I can't afford to register myself as a company, I simply don't have the AED 25-40k to do it.

Plus I could be out of a job in the next 6 weeks, along with that I've been offered some pretty good freelance work, a few big projects with decent money - but the problem is they need my quote and then payment to be from a registered freelancer / company.

Now is there any way at all around this? My mate runs a marketing company and I'm trying to get him to let me use his company, so he's looking into it, obvioulsy the cash willgo to them and then to me, so there's always that risk as well I suppose if ot somehow not making it to me.

This freelance would be a real missed oportunity if I couldn't do it for the sake of being registered.

Any ideas??
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Old Aug 4th 2009, 9:07 am
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Ok so I can't afford to register myself as a company, I simply don't have the AED 25-40k to do it.

Plus I could be out of a job in the next 6 weeks, along with that I've been offered some pretty good freelance work, a few big projects with decent money - but the problem is they need my quote and then payment to be from a registered freelancer / company.

Now is there any way at all around this? My mate runs a marketing company and I'm trying to get him to let me use his company, so he's looking into it, obvioulsy the cash willgo to them and then to me, so there's always that risk as well I suppose if ot somehow not making it to me.

This freelance would be a real missed oportunity if I couldn't do it for the sake of being registered.

Any ideas??
Ask for a %age of the money upfront to anable you to set your company up, its not unusal to ask for 10-15% upfront
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Old Aug 4th 2009, 9:17 am
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Ask for a %age of the money upfront to anable you to set your company up, its not unusal to ask for 10-15% upfront
It doesn't work like that. You have to be registered in order to fill out a vendor form in order for the Company to raise a purchase order for payment of any kind.
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Old Aug 4th 2009, 9:23 am
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Ok so I can't afford to register myself as a company, I simply don't have the AED 25-40k to do it.

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My mrs has set up a few companies and I am pretty sure she can get it cheaper than that....
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My mrs has set up a few companies and I am pretty sure she can get it cheaper than that....
Cheapest media compnay set up is via RAK and that's around AED25K, but you also need surety monies of around AED100k in the applicant's bank account for a few weeks.

It isn't a cheap process.

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Cheapest media compnay set up is via RAK and that's around AED25K, but you also need surety monies of around AED100k in the applicant's bank account for a few weeks.

It isn't a cheap process.

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Well that's never, ever going to happen to be honest, no way I can raise that sort of cash.
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Well that's never, ever going to happen to be honest, no way I can raise that sort of cash.

Well I did suggest that you got in touch, but you didn't bother...

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Well I did suggest that you got in touch, but you didn't bother...

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did you?

Ok hang on....
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Cheapest media compnay set up is via RAK and that's around AED25K, but you also need surety monies of around AED100k in the applicant's bank account for a few weeks.

It isn't a cheap process.

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Surely that depends on who you know to do all the paperwork, who your sponsor is, if you do the running around yourself etc etc.

Either way.
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No idea if it's possible, but why don't you set up in another country as a freelancer? Or do they want a UAE trade license?
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do you trust your mate?
if no look for other options.
if you do then thats proably the best way to go, make sure you explain it to the client though otherwise they will have no idea why they are hiring you and paying him.
do it a couple of times and save the cash in order to set up yourself
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do you trust your mate?
if no look for other options.
if you do then thats proably the best way to go, make sure you explain it to the client though otherwise they will have no idea why they are hiring you and paying him.
do it a couple of times and save the cash in order to set up yourself
yeah I'm trying that to be honest, we shall see what happens.
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yeah I'm trying that to be honest, we shall see what happens.
fuxache make sure he is a trusted mate and not a 'mate'..

you know what i mean.
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fuxache make sure he is a trusted mate and not a 'mate'..

you know what i mean.
aye I do, but he runs the company and needs to get teh directors approval. Plus I'm doing work for him, quite a bit and have offered a permanent discount.
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aye I do, but he runs the company and needs to get teh directors approval. Plus I'm doing work for him, quite a bit and have offered a permanent discount.
The only mate who is a real mate is the mate who gives you karmas with asking nothing in return...

Anyway, I knew a local who used to do the "money in the bank for 2 weeks" thing for a premium...His money is gone now...
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