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

Started a gig a few weeks ago through a staffing firm & it’s going really well but the hours have been less than 30 per week w/ the expectation that it was full time. Also not getting a head’s up … more

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Does your rate go up for a pitch?

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Are you guys finding work? How are you feeling?

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Hey Fish, A job just called and asked me to bid a job without payment until it’s awarded (were the single bidder). I was laid off in March and haven’t produced since then, so I don’t mind doing the… more

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Hey Freelance Fish! I’m looking for pros who are experts in applying for ad industry awards (specifically for *media* campaigns, and bonus if you’ve locked some wins!) If that’s you, DM me your deets… more

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What would you charge a real estate agent for a logo and business card in the LA market? I would like to get an idea because I mostly work for agencies and not for smaller clients like this - Thanks!

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Sole proprietor New Yorkers without a business bank account who were accepted for the PPP recently, which bank did you go through? 🙏🏼

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Cw here: Looking for experienced AD to partner with (sr-acd, maybe even mid). I do humor, and want to work on ads that are outspoken and clever. DM me if interested.

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Has anyone ever been booked through Solomon page? How long do you have to wait to be able to work directly for an agency that booked you through them? I’d like to avoid having them take a cut of my ra… more

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I was claiming unemployment in NY and just started a freelance gig. When I certify my days worked each week, have I “returned to work” now? Or does it not count since it’s temporary? I want to be able… more

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I never thought this day would come. I applied for a position in pharma. Unless someone has a better price for my soul.

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Has the ghosting gotten worse recently?

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I want to find a freelance designer or art director who can help me with some logo work/brand ID/packaging design for a small startup I am working on in the women’s wellness/health food category. Plea… more

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Should agency freelance designers work weekends? Do they get paid for the extra hours?

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I was recently laid off and was approached for a 3-month remote freelance job as an Account Supervisor. I’m new to freelance and wondering how do I calculate my hourly rate? I have 8 years of agency e… more

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What should I know about contracting? My agency has decided to close after we couldn’t keep up with Covid etc. I lost my full time position there. They’ve said they would use me as a contractor to con… more

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I just got a month freelance gig that could be shorter. My unemployment just got approved. What should I do? Stop claiming and continue once the gig ends or keep claiming every week? It was a nightmar… more

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are there any freelancer illustrators here? I’m curious to learn.. if you have (multiple?) agents or not.. how did you start (editorial projects?) do you also dabble with animation?

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For those who work on side gigs + work full-time, how do you manage your time? Any tips?

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Anyone having luck landing freelance gigs? If so, how are you finding them?

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How do you REALLY measure the hrs you put in (aka bill for)? I find myself pausing a lot. It’s not like i’m a robot and stay focused until i finished. I dont want to bill for non-working time, but at … more

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Recently got a contract job at Facebook NY. I’ve mostly only been a FTE for the entirety of my career, so a bit nervous as I want to eventually be offered FT but feeling a lot of pressure to perform f… more

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when approached by third-party recruiters (creative circle, robert half).. what rates do they offer you? please state: your title years of experience rate they offered (was this hourly?) your regul… more

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Question to the NY freelancers here. What health insurance do you have? Should I keep COBRA after being laid off or change to something cheaper? What are the pros and cons? Any advice welcome.

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Need some advice from the community: I’ve been doing some freelance work for this company which constantly tries to sneak in an extra round or two without pay. Either by refusing to give proper due d… more

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Any health insurance recos in LA? Oscar?

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How do you know when it's time to quit a freelance gig? Going on 3 months social media managing an IG account and the clients/team are an interesting bunch to say the least... For example, anyone … more

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When you go into FL projects, what contracts do you send them? Service Contract and that’s it? What about work for hire contract? Recipient will send you an NDA as always.

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Did a big agency check the “Retirement Plan” box on your W-2, thereby making you ineligible for a traditional IRA (and immediate tax breaks) even though you’re freelance and did not participate?

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How many times a month do you normally get contacted via linkedin for work? (recruiters, cd’s, etc)

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An ECD of mine fired me after I talking me out of quitting, then talked shit about me to literally the most prominent headhunter in advertising. This was 20 years ago. Now he wants to be friends on Fa… more

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Has anyone freelanced (remotely) for a company overseas? How did you handle contract/payment?

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I’m new to freelancing. Is it normal for recruiters and staffing people at agencies to discuss jobs with you (even like on the phone, running through all the particulars) and then totally vanish? I as… more

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A surprising thing I've learned in reaching out to my network for freelance is just how unfriendly my work-friends get once we're not working together. Am I alone in feeling like I'm being… more

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Any other freelancers on a W-2 had your agency check the “Retirement Plan” box on your W-2 (even though you did NOT participate) and are now ineligible for the trad IRA tax break at tax time?

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independent contractor contracts: do you build your own? (taking clauses from other contracts) hire a lawyer once? wait for the company to send you a contract?

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Just got an automated email from spotify, turning me down for a job I applied to about 20 hours ago. It states “....but there are a lot of other great jobs out there!”. Fully qualified, and because I… more

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Looking for a SEO expert for a 2-3 week engagement. Need a brand website analysis of key search terms and actionable recommendations on content, optimization etc. DM me for details. Remote ok of co… more

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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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