¡Hola! I’m Penelope and I’ve been living in Barcelona since 2010.
When I decided to go self-employed in Spain (see “where it all began“), I was shocked by the lack of information on taxes, administrative tasks and the overall costs of setting up business in Spain.
I decided to do something about it. I’m sharing my experience so that anyone in the same position as me can benefit from the research I did. You’ll find tax how-tos, news and a few things I couldn’t resist, like a guide to my favourite cafes to work in).
Recently, I was head-hunted by a large corporation in Barcelona, bringing my freelance days to an end. But the project was so successful that in my free time I’ve continued to monitor and report the news on Spanish taxes and setting up a business in Spain.
How can you help?
Make this your project too! If you would like to help make freelancing in Spain easier, you can:
- Share your self-employed experiences and tips in comments – much appreciated by everyone!
- Let me know if you see anything that’s not correct
- Are you an expert? Contribute a guest post
- Recommend a topic you’d like to see discussed
- Share this blog and its resources with other self-employed people you know
You can contact me at selfemployedinspain (at) gmail (dot) com.
I also write for Barcelonit, a blog about the city’s best bars, cafés and restaurants.
Disclaimer: This blog is based on my own observations and experience of being self-employed in Barcelona, Spain. I’m not a lawyer or a tax expert; so it’s essential that you do your own research before taking any decisions. Posts are intended to offer ‘food for thought’ on freelancing in Spain and to contribute to the debate.
(c) Penelope, 2016