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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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Freelance life is 100% navigating conflicting feedbacks 🥲

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How much notice is normal for leaving a longer term gig?

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I work a salaried job but do some moonlighting on the side. How do I calculate how much I will be taxed from the payment I will receive from the side gig? Thank you!

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Anyone else worried about being forced to go back to the office if they enjoyed working from home. I’m not.

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Day rate for group director? NYC market

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senior creatives (CWs & ADs, not CDs) and ACDs: what is your agency day rate?

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Any account folks here willing to share info, please? Recently started considering freelance work because I’m going nowhere in my current gig and I like the idea of being able to hop around clients/pr… more

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I recently had a brand approach me about wanting to license an illustration I did to be a print on their pajama line (they’re not a huge brand). I’ve never licensed artwork before, so I’m hoping someo… more

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Crisis of conscience or paying the bills? Long term/permalance contract in-house at a Big Tobacco brand. I know everyone’s situation is different but…would you take it?

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How do you license your artwork? I have a pajamas brand that wants to use one of my illustrations for their pajamas and wants to know my rate. However, I have NO idea where to start as far as how much… more

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How do I figure out what FT salary I should take based on what I would be making in salary at my freelance rate? For instance, if I’m making $50/hr as a freelancer, that roughs out to ~$104,000/yr. … more

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Anyone know what kind of cut (%?) recruiters tend to take from placing freelancers in gigs?

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Freelance in-house at a tech company. Torn whether it matters how long I stay. I typically like to stay in permalance gigs as long as I can/until I make some good work for my book but this one has bee… more

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When was there he last time you finished a freelance gig and felt satisfied? Forget the money. Satisfied, meaning: I enjoyed working with that creative partner/ECD/on that project?

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If you have an agency job, do you list your title, plus “freelancer” on LI? Nervous this would be a sure sign to my agency that I’m moonlighting. Or is that okay?

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How long before a contract role is finished does it make sense to start looking for the next role? I’m relatively new to freelance, and want to balance lining up my next role with not applying too ear… more

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Anyone consider a 4 day work week? I’m continually booked. Switching to 4 days would drop my by income by 20%, but increase my free time by 50%. WDYT?

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