€1,190
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9
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 20 2019 2:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 20, 2019

Notelify - The only dependency for freelancers

An app to manage everything freelance related + real-time insight in the amount of owed income tax for freelancers in the Netherlands.

Notelify - The only dependency for freelancers

An app to manage everything freelance related + real-time insight in the amount of owed income tax for freelancers in the Netherlands.

€1,190
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 20 2019 2:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 20, 2019

About

Introduction 👋

Hi there!

Allow me to introduce me and my product to you.

My name is Stan Hurks and I am a 22 year old Senior Freelance Software Engineer from the Netherlands.




What you can do with Notelify 😉

Real-time insight in the amount of owed income taxes based on the hours you did on your projects or the payments you received from clients.

  • Manage your projects, clients and keep track of the hours for your projects.
  • Generate timesheets, quotes and invoices based on the hour registration for your project or on a fixed price!
  • Generate a CV with custom fields, options to hide fields, .docx+.pdf support and the ability to import existing projects as work experience to save time!
  • Much much more, even if something is missing there's a page to make a suggestion for a new feature! We will constantly keep developing the app based on the wishes of our community!
  • Save time reading on tax rules, we did that for you. You will get real-time tips based on your input in order to save as many taxes as possible! Due to Notelify being in the startup phase this now applies exclusively to the Netherlands, though we will go international if we succeed!
  • Become part of a community of freelancers (forums will be added soon) and vote for any feature that you'd like to see in the app together !



THE DREAM TEAM 🍀

Our team is complete and consists almost solely (except for our accountant/law guy) of young talent between the age of 18 and 30!

Stan Hurks - CEO | Multitalented | Senior typescript specialist | Back-end | 🌞

Pim Brands - COO | Multitalented | Hardware specialist | Network specialist | 🌚

Jip van der Velde - Designer | Previously worked as a designer for apple |  🍏

Albert Jan Groeneveld - Very talented sales guy | Entrepreneur | Creative | 💪🏻

Toni Klammer - Accountant + Law expert | Multitalented | Taxes expert | Law expert | Software/IT general expert | 🍀

Youri + Steven - Customer support | Multitalented | Social | Entrepreneurship | 18 yo | @youri010x on IG | 🧐




How Notelify makes your life easier ☀️

In late 2017 I started freelancing and that is the main reason for the idea of Notelify. I could not find any app to manage everything freelance related. I needed a separate app to register my hours for the projects I was doing, a seperate app to generate a CV and so forth.

I also had no idea on how many taxes I had to put aside for the income taxes in May. I knew nothing about taxes and I started to research this. I have spent countless hours doing so and even hired a professional to double check everything. I also hired my colleague to finish the design for the website of Notelify. It's just so much to run a company like this, too much to also freelance full-time on the side.

Aside that; everything I found in terms of tax rules was in very difficult and confusing long sentences, which I have converted throughout the entire app in easy language for starters like me to understand.

If you spend only a little time using the app and putting in your payments you will immediately get real-time advice (changing fields based on input) on how to save the most taxes as a freelancer. There will be generated fields when a payment applies for a certain tax advantage, which most starters don't know about.

In the aspect of a Freelance Software Engineer the app already contains everything necessary. Even something that does not exist yet in the market; a real-time indication on the amount of income taxes owed to the government based on the amount of hours worked on projects, invoices and so forth.

I have spoken to big IT people, including the Manager Business Market (Manager zakelijke markt) of a Rabobank (one of the Netherlands leading banks) corporation in the Netherlands. I sat through several meetings, in which he would go to his clients and see what the demand was to make my product complete. I have also spoken with Volksbank and even with some CEO's in my network that have gone through the same process as me, building everything from the ground up.

Right now, I am at the end of my project and it would be my dream to stop working for others and to make Notelify not only MY future, but the future for freelancers worldwide!




Notelify would be possible with your support 🤝

I have all the people in my network to make this happen, I have all the IT knowledge necessary for this. I have an intense amount of energy to make this happen as well, as this is my life's work. When I work on this app I am so focussed that it is 8am in the morning before I know it.

In 2018 I spent over 1500 hours on this (consulting, programming, thinking, brainstorming) aside my fulltime project, doing very complex work and I managed to release a free beta just last month.

This kickstarter campaign would give me the money to live and pay for marketing, design (I got an ex designer from apple in my network), and so forth for a just sufficient time to make this happen. The app is dependant on this campaign to guarantee that it can grow to its full potential.

At the end of the day this app is my life story, I am the only board member of the BV company behind it as well and I will make sure that every client will get everything they need in this app as soon as I can implement it!




Market research 🧐

The younger generation in the Netherlands is different than the generation before them. People are starting at younger and younger ages everyday to startup businesses and become freelancers. There's no denying the statistics that there are a LOT of freelancers out there today, though there's nothing available that combines every aspect of freelancing into one simple administration app. Aside that, there's nothing available on the market that provides you an accurate indication on the amount of income taxes you owe now.

Source (in dutch): https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/dossier/dossier-zzp/hoofdcategorieen/is-elders-in-de-eu-het-aandeel-zzp-ers-zo-hoog-als-in-nederland-




Follow us🥰

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notelify/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Notelify-1944976572468370




What we will do per amount raised in the campaign💪🏻

50.000 euros:

  • We will hire an ex designer of Apple to do the design for our second version.
  • We will also hire that designer for the website and a community based forums.
  • In the forums our community can vote for new features in the app. The app will initially start off with the features supplied right now, though we will constantly be working on what YOU need as a freelancer, based on the most demand. After those features we will put the TOP designers and senior software engineers on the task to deliver it ASAP.

100.000 euros:

  • When our project hits 100.000 EUR we will immediately hire a professional to look into tax rules in the USA to go international by the time of release.
  • Additional to that we will hire another Senior Software Engineer to work along,

Above:

  • Everything donated here will be spent directly on the development of the company (Hurks Digital BV - Notelify) and pay a small essential part to the CEO (lead developer) to live moderately and to be able stop freelancing and work on this full time.
  • Depending on the target we hit, we will work on the tax advantages in all countries world wide after the USA.



Marketing 🥰

We are going to start presenting notelify to freelancers in the Netherlands, starting RIGHT NOW.

Next to that we have an audience to pitch the idea for for 100.000 euros, so if this campaign doesn't work out, we will take the network marketing way. In any way, we are putting in all TOP TIER resources to make this app a reality as soon as we can!




Final words 🏄‍♂️

Have a lovely day and feel free to ask me anything !

Risks and challenges

The only challenge left for this project is the financial aspect and sales.

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    Gold user

    In addition to the pro user package, you will get lifetime free access to the Notelify app with up to 50 sub users!

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    Platinum user

    In addition to the gold user package, you will get lifetime free access to the Notelify app with up to 100 sub users on up to 3 accounts!

    You will get your own dedicated page for your brand and/or service in the platinum user list of notelify.

    You will also be given the private phone number of the CEO/Lead developer for the highest priority feature requests and suggestions.

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    In addition to the platinum user package, you will also receive a lifetime 0.85% commission of all winnings made by Notelify.

    You will get a dedicated page on the Notelify website by the time of release.

    Commisions will be paid in January each year for the year beforehand (this is due to the winnings still being variable until the end of each year).

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