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Cross-posting from the strategy + planning bowl. I’ve been in the industry for 12+ years in strategy roles, with an expertise in social, both brand and agency side. I’m thinking about going freelance … more

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How did you guys get started in freelance? Did you double dip in the beginning while working at your agency to get things rolling?

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I was offered a job as a freelancer but I feel that I’m not qualified enough. I would need to make a lot of research and even take a course or something to be able to make a good job. Should I take it… more

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Does anyone knows if freelancers will have to go back to office in September when agencies are asking everyone to return?

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Londoner over here starting to get traction with US based clients. Would appreciate insight on how to charge. London is very much day rate based (8hr day, thereafter hourly rate at x1.5) and sometimes… more

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Took an hourly gig a year ago, and cut my rate for it. Thoughts on how to get the rate closer to my usual?

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Reminder to my freelance friends: Your job is to be the easiest person in the world to work with. Easy easy easy. (That makes it easy for them to keep giving you money, too!)

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Is there anything you miss about being on a full-time contract? If so, what is it?

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🚩 Hey fish, what do you think are red flags to watch out for on a freelance project? 🚩

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Does anyone know the going hrly rate at Klick for a seasoned freelance Art Sup role?

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Does anyone know of any freelance comms strategy gigs?

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Anyone refinance a mortgage as a freelancer? I can’t find a bank to work with me even though everything is in a great place other than not having a full time w-2 job. Recommendations welcome!

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I only have one job now. It feels like I have no jobs.

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Been freelancing for the last year and doing well. I was offered a FT role, but I don’t need it. I’m on the fence if I should take it or keep FL. I have jobs lined up. Is it a bad idea to go FT? My b… more

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How should I do proof of income for an apartment if I’m a freelancer? I may not be a freelancer in the future, but I’m still in the process of looking for fulltime work

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Ghosted by agency in the middle of a project. Burn bridges or let it slide?

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Getting ready to go freelance. Is there a primer or checklist out there for all the things I need to do? Thinking steps on incorporating to sample contracts, etc. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Stop telling people to go freelance, let them suffer at their full time gigs. Less competitors the better for us! 😁

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Offered $42 hourly for mid-level writer in Chicago through a recruiter. I passed because it seemed awfully low. Is this how bad it typically is with recruiters? I know it’s best to get gigs on your ow… more

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What’s the word on the street about Huge Chicago office? especially for BIPOC female freelancers over 40? Just had an interview with them yesterday. There was a good amount laughter and smiles on all … more

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What is a fair freelance rate for a content director in NYC? This is for a 2 month project at large ad agency. It’s my first time freelancing so not sure. Also, any other tips welcomed!

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Any recommendations for a CPA based in NY who has experience with independent contractors in creative fields? I run my consulting business as an S Corp but I’m pretty much a solo practitioner with som… more

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Freelance producer rate range? Want to check myself.

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Anyone have a recommendation for a good freelance account and/or lawyer in LA or willing to take on new clients? Thanks!!

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Has anyone been contacted by a company called adai labs? I talked to them on the phone today and something seemed off.

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How’s Elephant? In terms of chaos and quality of design work.

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Place i’m freelancing at wants me to jump on another project when this one ends in a month (yay). The next project is a sub-brand of my current project, and is already kicking-off. Realistically, it f… more

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What’s going on with The Many? They’re hiring non-stop. Is it employee churn? Do they have a million mew accounts?

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Hey everyone 🖐🏾 I’ve been working in design for a while now but want to branch out and start my own agency, looking to do some freelance design work and make some connections. Let me know if anyone … more

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Is 1000/day reasonable for in house senior brand designer gigs? One is health/beauty and the other is tech. Both based in NYC.

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Any advice?: Just finished long term W2 freelance role (since Jan) + I also have a small 1099 side project that‘ll be finishing up in 2ish wks. If we are talking >10k on 1099 (i.e. not enough to … more

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Don’t cave in on your rates! Stay strong! 💪

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Does digital/social work tend to pay lower rates than traditional?

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Triple dipping problems

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Just a heads up: when freelancing for Leo Burnett (Chicago) they’ll push you to go W2. I opted for W9 and had a terrible experience trying to get paid. Tons of back and forth over email with account a… more

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Freelance ACD hourly rate in NYC?

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Looking for a freelance CW to partner up. Someone at CD level but who would also be open to Sr/ACD level gigs if they promise to be an exciting project. Please DM me your portfolio if interested

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I want to moonlight as a CD/art. I have a fulltime role and haven’t freelanced a lot in my career. Where do i start?

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Do you typically accept a lower day rate for 3mos+ committments? I’m just jumping back into freelancing and have been doing that...depending on if I like the work or not. Wondering what everyone else … more

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