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

has anyone ever gotten paid via equity / stock pre-ipo? how do you do that? how much stock? do I need a lawyer?

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Hello. I have a print campaign that requires imagery beyond a standard stock search. Does anyone know a really strong image researcher/art buyer/print producer with a creative eye?

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My client is looking for performance marketing help- social media ads and google display. A freelancer is ideal. New / small CPG company. DM for more info

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Relatively young in the industry and freelancing (1-2 years). Most of my freelancing has been long-term (a few months) and or on payroll. For smaller, one-off gigs how do you handle payment & taxe… more

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Hello Freelancers ... I moved to a new city in Florida for family. It’s the smallest town I’ve lived in! Going FT freelancing seems obvious. Any tips so I start out right? Any web memberships? How do … more

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Has anyone ever been on a monthly retainer for medium - large agency? I have a repeat client who books me on a day rate every month, and am thinking of pitching this to secure ongoing work. Wondering … more

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Any internationals here based out of the country but servicing US clients? I’m thinking of giving up my green card but want to continue to serve US clients while I live overseas. Did you build an LLC … more

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Hello hey hi. It’s the MARCH FREELANCE JOB POSTING. Share all the open freelance gigs you see out there this month and be loved by a lot of us.

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Is advertising the only industry where the bar is set so high you have to win many international awards, and be heavily connected, just to get freelance work. And then when you do get into these as… more

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Does anybody sell art or merch through a tasteful online shop? I don’t have time to handle printing, fulfillment, etc. but have some good work I could sell. Wondering if there are any non-cheesy site… more

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Hi! A difficult client I’ve been working w/ for months (1 contact there is great, other difficult) tried to throw me under the bus around a project that was doomed from the start (short deadline, clie… more

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Does anyone have experience with securing a mortgage as a freelancer, especially as a first-time homeowner? I’ve read you need 2 solid years of 1099 income, but I have a mix of W2 and 1099 with a very… more

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I’m looking to switch into freelance soon, but a friend brought to my attention that Congress is voting on the Pro Act soon which could have bad implications for independent contractors (cntd below)

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Does anyone know anything about AnalogFolk?

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U.S freelancers: I was assigned a project for a big brand a year ago through a recruitment agency, the brand now contacting me for another project & asking for a quote. What’s the common practice… more

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Has anyone else not freelanced so far this year or am I the only one?

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I’ve been doing mostly 1099 work the past few months but have had a few recruiters ask me for a W2 hourly rate, does anyone know if my quoted W2 rate is typically considered “before” or “after” taxes?… more

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On average, how much do you make annually and how many months of the year would you say you work? (seniority?) Looking to switch to freelance but want to consider financial output.

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When you’re asked about your hourly rate, do you also ask about how many hours they have scoped for the project? I’m used to working on a day rate but this place does hourly, with 1.5x for overtime. T… more

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👋🏼 Anyone here with any experience of freelancing for US agencies while based abroad? Ie no US bank account or tax number etc. For example: freelancing for US but based int Europe (remotely).

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Looking at CPAs. Is $4-5k flat fee for the year a lot for end to end service? He comes highly recommended and specializes in high earning career ad freelancers in NYC. I have always done all my own bo… more

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How do you handle the situation of being on hold for the next gig after your contract expires, but the current place wants to extend you? Honor the hold for the new place or stay where you are? Same … more

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When looking for freelance work as a strategic planner, is it better to contact HR folks, or strategy department folks? Any tips for drumming up business?

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👋🏼 What are you creative folks charging for freelance? If you could add level/job title and country/city that would be awesome! 😎 🥳

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If you’re freelance but on w2s, what are you doing to save for retirement? Anything creative besides a IRA contribution?

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Good morning freelance 🐠. Can anyone recommend a good, affordable accountant or CPA in Chicago or remote? First year freelancing and looking for someone to do 2020 (W2) taxes, help set things up well… more

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it’s my first year freelancing. two questions: is there a slow or busy season for freelancing? and can jumping around freelance projects in hopes of getting in the door at more places (and in turn hav… more

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Anyone have tips for creating boundaries with clients? I’m working hourly on multiple clients and one texts / emails me to do things throughout the day so I waste time stopping whatever I’m doing to r… more

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Started freelancing last year after being laid off and have been trying to make short term stints work until I find the right gig. However, I feel that most opportunities I can get end up being less t… more

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We were on a pitch at VMLY&R NY over the holidays and they’ve now ghosted us regarding pay. Zero response! Has anyone else dealt with this there? This is unprofessional 🤬

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Ya’ll I had to catch myself from responding to a boomer co-worker/client who clearly wants the last word (it’s a “part-time” remote side hustle). The ask was to provide content feedback on campaign c… more

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Hi! Looking for small freelance projects. Ranging between 10-20 hours a week. Feel free to DM me if anyone needs a hand! Here are some services: branding, packaging, art direction, web design.

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Hi! I’m about to have my first interview with the hiring manager for a Full-Time six month contract role. If they ask me about compensation, should I do an hourly, daily, or weekly rate? Slash... are … more

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Has anyone had success finding good gigs through recruiters? When recruiters reach out about FT roles, is it a good idea to ask them about potential IC roles? I suspect working through them might mean… more

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A very well known NY agency I worked at last month put me on their payroll as a W2 employee. I filled out a W4 and timesheets and never got paid. Following up now they’re saying I had to send a manu… more

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Hi! I am looking for a freelance Agency Art Director to oversee a 2 day shoot. The CD is in London and cannot be here in person. Must be local to Atlanta and available for 2/18, 2/19 and 2/20. Please … more

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Hey guys, silly question. Never done this before but starting a freelance on Tuesday and want to ask them if they want to do a 1099. Do they send me the 1099 paperwork or I send it to them? Do I send … more

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Has anyone experienced being asked to sign a contract with a monthly rate, but no deliverables included?

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I’m Freelancing at a big place. Have an integrated brand campaign to solve. It’s enough work to fill the days already. Then the internal recruiter tells me I have to “assist” another team on a small t… more

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