This is especially directed at people who work in germany but I appreciate any insight. I have a full time position as a software engineer at a company which I want to keep but now I have the opportunity to do paid work on the side for a handful of potential customers. This is something I am legally allowed to do and my company is on board with it, however, I am wondering about the following:
- Seeing as I want the option to start or stop my side hustle when I want, I was thinking to register as a freelancer since I want to test the side hustle first. Does it make sense to do this as a freelancer? Or does the Gewerbe option offer other advantages if any?
- Some customers need some smaller bug fixes and maintenance done on their website and I am not sure how to bill them for these tasks. Especially, since invidually they're small. Is an hourly rate or billing them a fixed price the fair way to go?
Thank you very much in advance!