Being a freelancer is a professional activity, but also a way of life, even an art of living.
Here is a set of accessories and equipment not essential but very pleasant to have when you are freelance:
Pinq Ponq - the backpack for digital nomads
The brand of bags and accessories pinqponq is based in Cologne. This young German company produces ultra-designed, comfortable, functional and durable backpacks.
The brand's bags are mainly made from recycled materials such as polyester.
Their design is original and adapted to the needs of nomads of today. A must-have backpack to take with you to work anywhere.
Price: 80 à 170 €
Remarkable, the Paper Killer
This is not a tablet like the others. Remarkable has been designed to replace your good old notebook.
The manufacturers have especially worked on the feel, to give you the impression that you are writing on real paper.
This tablet is made for writing, drawing, but also reading. It will be your best ally to allow you to express your ideas without limits, everywhere, and to take your notes and sketches with you.
If you prefer paper but are tired of loose leaves lying around and getting lost, Remarkable is for you.
Price: : in pre-order at $479
Edie & Watson, the blue goggles.
As a good freelancer, you probably spend most of your day in front of a screen. The blue light from the screen is known to disrupt your biological clock.
It is generally advisable to avoid screens in the evening to avoid insomnia.
So if you're a night worker, the goggles Edie & Watson are meant for you. Not only do they make you look smarter, they also filter blue light from the screens and protect your eyes from the harmful effects of screen exposure.
We'll never be able to tell you again that " you're gonna ruin your eyes from being in front of screens all the time. ". A small victory.
Price: from 45 € : from 45 €
Smile and Pay, the TPE for everyone
This French company makes VSE accessible to all.
Smile & Pay is based on a mobile application, associated with an Eftpos terminal. The offer stands out for its ease of use. You choose between 2 types of Eftpos terminals, with no commitment (the Eftpos terminal is yours, unlike traditional offers), then you couple it to your smartphone: you are ready to accept card payments from your customers.
Price: from 59 euros.
Wemind wants to create a better world for freelancers. Starting as a micro-entrepreneur can be a bit scary in terms of social security as well as protection and representation on the labour market.
Freeelancing does not mean loneliness and Wemind is there to prove it, with the first works council for freelancers. Wemind also offers legal representation, a housing guarantee and full health cover.
Price: : see the site
Update: this service is in high demand. There is a 2 to 3 month waiting period after registration to access it.
N26 , the new generation mobile bank
N26 is a new generation mobile bank, with a strong focus on mobile and simplified user experience.
You can open a current or professional account on the internet in 8 minutes.
Once your account is opened, it works just like a regular bank account. The only difference is that you are in total control of your card, of your limits, with a direct visibility on the transactions in progress.
Alan, simple health insurance
Alan is a Paris-based start-up that has raised 12 million euros in 2016. The objective? To offer a simple complementary insurance, 100% digital, for companies and self-employed people. Individuals would therefore only have access to it via their employers if they are not freelancers.
Alan stands out from other health supplements by its simplicity. Registration is done in "5 minutes", as is the cancellation. This young complementary health insurance company is betting on flexibility and lack of commitment to seduce all those who have experienced the rigidity of traditional mutuals and their countless exchanges by registered mail.
Price: from 40 € per month
Of course, to manage your accounting, but also to follow up and manage your projects, Freebe is there to accompany and assist you.
The beta's will open soon and there is still time to register on the waiting list!
Price: to be announced soon