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  1. Hi all,   my question is partially answered in previous one therefore I am asking again.   My situation is this: 1. I am full time employed and got written letter of approval from my company which allows me to do separate activity as well 2. I have a private website and mobile app in which I sell digital products and receive money in my bank account   What I want to do/need advice:   I am receiving more then 20 000 euro per year as extra income thanks to my Nebenjob activity. I want to be totally legal and register now either as Gewerbe/Freiberuflich (dont know what is fit for my purpose) while also working full time job.   Questions: 1. Can that be done ? 2. If yes, what should I register. As gewerbe or Freiberflich ? I can earn extra income even more then 100 000 euro per year 3. What about the taxes and insurances ??? Right now the company pays my health insurance and social ones and I want to keep this that way. I only want to pay extra tax according to the rules for my extra income. Is that possible or how does it work?   Thank you all!!! Danke Schön!!!  
  2. How to make more money in Germany?!

    I'm around 40, and my wife and I are both employed at the moment. I work in a technical field where you can earn about 90k annually if you reach a management level. This may happen in about 5 years from now if I can be that good/lucky!!  On the other hand, we are planning to buy a house, and according to the current market, we may need to pay about 1.5-2K more each month for financing. Putting it all together, I think only relying on our salary does not brings us enough saving in the long term. Otherwise, we need to cut many expenses such as traveling, kids' extra programs, etc.    You may say, "don't be greedy and live with what you have." But personally, I'm eager to know how one can make more money in Germany. Of course, I cannot have two 40hr/w full-time jobs. But what are other options to have direct or indirect earnings besides your main employment?  No need to mention that I meant legitimate options only!
  3. I'm self-employed, and in April went to test a co-working space. I asked for the bill for the day's use, but they emailed and said it was a free day, because they wanted me to try the service. OK, so I did. I hated it. It was very corporate and very unfriendly, and not what I was looking for at all, and I walked away and never went back. There was no more correspondence or contact with the company.   Except that they kept spamming me, with no option to unsubscribe, so I listed them as spam.   Yesterday, finally, some emails got through. Scary emails - they have been invoicing me every month, from April onwards, for use of their office space. Now they're threatening to take me to a credit agency if I don't pay up. But I never signed a contract or agreement. I went in, had a day, asked for the bill, and the lady sent me a nice note saying it wouldn't cost anything, and I never replied. I am stumped why they think they can do this.   I rang and spoke to them this morning, but the woman in charge of accounts was very aggressive. She wouldn't slow down though I repeatedly asked her to, because she was speaking in very rapid, very complex German. She says she'll look into it and get back to me. I followed up by emailing her and thanking her for her time, and listing a summary of the points that came up in the conversation.   She's just written to me and said she'd get back in two weeks, and she's copied in a woman whose name I don't recognise. I looked up the new woman and discovered she's the principal of a corporate troubleshooting consultancy. This is the fastest escalation of a misunderstanding I've ever seen, and I think I need a lawyer. The amount they're attempting to bill me for is huge.   Can anybody suggest a reasonably priced lawyer who speaks English who might be able to handle something like this?