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Freelancers who have questions about project contracts, invoicing, finding clients, and how to price themselves

Been FT at an agency for so long I haven’t had to buy my own Mac. But, now after layoffs, I need my own. Can anyone tell me what an AD really needs to freelance. A Mac, yes, but all the details too … more

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I’m permalancing with a day rate. Creative manager just reached out to “confirm” what days I worked this week — we were awaiting client feedback during one of them, so she doesn’t want to count it. Th… more

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Is there an elegant way to reject the 1st hold BS? Are agencies working with holds open to not have it for a particular case or is it a strict policy for them?

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How do I quit a freelance job without to much fallout? I’m dying. All the money in the world isn’t worth being treated like this.

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Question about freelance taxes - if I’m freelancing remotely for an agency in a different state, do I need to pay taxes to that state as well as the state I’m currently residing in?

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Hey Freelance fishies! Just entered this bowl and also am relatively new to the world of freelance. I make 3D virtual tours. But I haven’t had all that much luck finding clients. At least not a co… more

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How much would you charge for this in-house freelance opp --> Give major visual facelift to boutique media company’s “This is who we are & what we do” / New Biz pitch deck? —— FYI: PPT, 40-50 s… more

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Has anyone had experience trying to break a freelance contract? I’m hired for several months with an in-house team and “at will” (so I believe it’s legally possible). I agreed to a much lower rate the… more

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Has any of you ever signed a contract with a sequential liability clause (company pays only after client pays)? How did it turn out? Would any of you sign a contract like this now? Thanks all.

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Has anyone partnered with someone on client work and then had them bail part way through? How did you handle? I am a one person company...they are a fellow freelancer...the project was sold in as a tw… more

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A potential collaborator with a similar skill set and experience said (during negotiations with me) they would charge a 15% premium to me on top of their fees if they were positioned as part of my com… more

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If you’re freelancing for a fixed chunk of time, and they don’t need anything for a specific day within that timeframe, what do you write down as your hours for the day? 8 hours: stand-by?

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If you’re freelance/contract to hire and it’s been three months and there’s been no conversation, what does that mean? Don’t rock the boat? I don’t want to become a FT employee but no clue when and if… more

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Worked over 80 hours+ on a day rate. Is it uncalled for to bill for the weekend?

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Do you normally have to interview for freelance gigs (even when it isn’t a temp to full-time opportunity)?

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Just wishing everyone who can use it a happy new year

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I just accepted a full time role and still have a project which will likely go two weeks past my start date, 8 hr per week. Would you tell the client or just do nights/weekends and power through it?

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Hi Freelancers, please help!! Dm me if you would rather talk money separate but, I don’t know what I’m supposed to request salary wise for a mid level ad freelance?

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Freelance producers: do you negotiate kill fees? Or is this just a thing for creatives?

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This about sums it up.

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How do you respond to a client when asked to ‘design’ UI of the app when they don’t have a name or branding of the app yet??

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Looking for a producer for helping me to scope a branding (traditional+digital) and digital experience (mainly UI look and feel) project. Will need help with creating timelines as well. Would apprecia… more

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I’m a creative who hates doing time sheets, shocker, but Projects are piling up and tracking time is becoming a pain. What time tracking platform/app do you find most effective, quick, easy to use? I … more

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Freelanced at a consultancy that told me that they pay net 30 (I have it in email, but didnt insist to put in in the contract — dumb me). Now they’re telling me they can’t pay until client pays. My qu… more

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What kind of hourly rates are people getting for senior strategist / associate director in today’s market?

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When charging hourly rates, does everyone charge time and a half for overtime? And is overtime just anything over 40hrs/week? Thank you.

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Hi. Our startup is looking for growth marketing media support for Insta and Google search for a small campaign, with steady buys continuing if successful. Please DM with interest. Thank you!

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Going day rate for a mid-level Copywriter in Chicago? Or similar city.

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New to freelancing. What is the going day rate (or range) these days for an ACD in NYC?

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Trying to decide if 750/day is a slap in the face. My normal rate is no lower than 1000 a day, 8 years experience + awards, most expensive city. This is a couple month contract to potential full time.… more

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Wanting to go from Agency side of production to Freelance producing full-time. Any advise on transitioning from agency side to freelance would be awesome!

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anyone got any general advice for landing a new gig? emailing people or DM-ing recruiters on Linkedin kinda feels like shouting into the void lately

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Which NY agencies are freelancing creatives currently? Come on spread the wealth. Haven’t worked since May.

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Any elders (35+) that revamped their aging book? So easy to not produce as a freelancer and have all your pieces look aged. Did you just scrap your entire old book and put up all new stuff? Had a pret… more

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What marketing skill sets should a new startup client look for when hiring a freelancer to build social/digital strategy and ads with website pixel integration for conversion tracking and performance … more

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How do you deal with clients who want to pay you lower than your rate? When I told my client my rate for the project, she mentioned that her & her partner had a lower number in mind. So I tried … more

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Hello! I’m looking for a good mortgage person - someone familiar with the peculiarities of freelance life and the irregular income that goes with it. Any recos out there? Thanks in advance!

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How do you handle recruiters when you don’t need work, but you don’t want to lose an opportunity either? Do you chat with them but let them know you’re booked at the moment and just try to keep in tou… more

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I’ve had 3 “overqualified” dings for freelance work this past week and it’s a really kick in the gut. Nothing to do with rate. What do you do when you are very senior but desperately need work to feed… more

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