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I've stopped looking for roles on job boards entirely. Barely any of the postings ever got back to me before C19 hit, and now with thousands newly unemployed creatives fighting for every available… more

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Have any of you ever been in a situation where you are on an hourly contract and they don’t want you to bill more than 40 hours a week, and instead of paying you your hourly rate for the extra hours, … more

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Pro tip - the SBA loan was super easy to do and I was actually connected to a real human so great option for folks who didn’t get freelance for 2-3 months & are I dependent contractors - don’t nee… more

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What has (surprisingly) changed for you in the past few months and what's stayed the same?

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How are you guys billing clients / navigating hourly rates when there’s down time caused by the client? Just started a gig and I’m not getting briefed until 1 (through staffing firm) but I thought I s… more

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Do you have different rates for long proj vs one-time proj vs short proj? If so, can you provide and example on how these differ and under what criteria? Thanks

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Work was super dry during the worst of the pandemic; I just had a big agency request me for a short pitch gig. They say they’re asking all their freelancers to discount 20%; I’m tempted to turn it dow… more

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Anyone have any advice on junior freelancers who have an opportunity to go to an independent agency abroad? Does it hurt their chances of finding a gig back to the states if/once they decide to come b… more

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Have you were been asked to do a ballpark budget and provide director options before officially getting hired for a project? Feels like a lot of phone calls and research if they're still interview… more

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For people who have freelanced before and during the time you had several full-time jobs, do you show the freelancing as one interrupted time block on your resume, or do you break it up? For example, … more

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Should you always have a contract when starting work with a client?

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Seems like there were a small cluster of freelance roles posted last week. I reached out but didn’t hear back. Wonder of things are picking up?

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Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?

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Has anyone ever gotten a tax receipt for pro-bono work? I’ve seen actors do it on charity shoots. I already do a good amount of pro-bono work but I could do more if I were at least semi-compensated.

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Has anyone qualified for PPP if you’re an independent contractor but only had W2s from multiple agencies during 2019? (No 1099)

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How many hours is a day’s worth of work (eg a day rate based on)?

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Struggling to figure out if I want to choose a specific concentration in graphic design (corporate design, illustration, branding, etc.) or if I can continue to get experience with it all and even add… more

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Has anyone had success getting work through Communo?

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If you don’t have a job right now, did you qualify for unemployment or the pandemic unemployment? Anyone not qualify for either?

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Is there a freelance version of the Real Agency Salaries google sheet?

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I’m an Account Director with 15 years experience; open to freelance and full time. If you know of anyone hiring, please let me know. TIA!!

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Thoughts on giving yourself a promotion to a CD when you start freelancing if you where long due for a promotion anyway?

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a lawyer/accountant that really understands freelancing?

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For senior level: Do you have two rates if you’re required to do CD stuff vs ad/cw stuff?

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Anyone ever gave no notice that you were leaving? Just up and decided that today is your last day?

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$23/hr? Is that a typo?

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Umbrella companies. Which ones are good/bad/ugly?

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Is it possible to work 2 w2 FL jobs simultaneously? Not sure on how that works but figured you knowledgeable people might know. Thanks!

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Reminding all of the freelancers and small business owners out there that today is the last day to file for PPP. Most banks haven't accepted applications but my accountant forwarded me to BlueVine… more

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Anyone have good CPA they would recommend? I’m East Coast based, but happy to consider someone from any location.

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Small clients that say they don’t have a big budget: Do you curve them? How much do you lower your day rate? Do you offer them your regular hourly rate instead?

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I’m currently on my OPT as an international student and working full time at an agency, an opportunity came up to do some freelance work for a charity, is that okay or would I be violating anything? S… more

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Client wants me to help them improve their website by giving them UX/UI advice. How much do you charge for that? They are a small client (budget)

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Do you have a set of steps you do when you finish a contract to make sure you end it on a good note? Thank you emails/thank you gifts/etc?

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Anyone looking for a Copywriter?

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So I found out the agency I’m contracting with is going to close as of July 31. When should I submit an unemployment claim? I’ll have zero income as of Aug 1...😬

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I got a chance. I took less than what I asked for on my rate. And then to keep it going I worked out a deal for even less than that. But it was enough to get by and I worked my ass off for three month… more

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A well known Brand is looking for Account Directors - Must be integrated (heavy digital), have consumer retail, tech experience and be able to handle a fast-paced, start-up environment. Contract to FT… more

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