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WFH Freelancers

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

When you’re booked for a project in advance (signed contract with rate, start and end date), and then the project gets pushed out... do you bill the days you were initially booked for? My instinct wou… more

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TFW when Creative Circle reaches out to you in a panic with a lowball offer for a multi-week gig, schedules a phone interview but then their client cancels… and nobody tells you.

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When giving your rate, if you know the agency won’t pay it, do you give the rate you think they’ll pay or just go for it?

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On any given day (esp if you're day rate) when do you know you've done Enough? Is it a feeling? Is it a milestone in the work? Is it the clock?

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Company just voided my overtime policy and sent in a new one for me to sign 8 weeks into a gig. Instead of 1.5 time, they want me to file 20 hours of weekend work at .5 time. How to handle this?

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Working @ RGA100+ hour weeks without knowing if or what the $ will be. How is this legal? “your weekly rate covers your salary for the full week. Our general work schedule at R/GA is Monday through F… more

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Hi! I'm just starting out on a freelance career. What's your top advice for someone just starting out? What do wish you'd done or known going in? TIA 🤗

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Well, it finally happened. A company asked me to do a test project for free. Politely said I'd be happy to for an hourly or project rate and boom, ghosted.

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Art directors and graphic designers - any recommendations on brands and models of monitors? 4K or no? I want something for color accuracy and detail work, but no way I’m spending thousands on the new… more

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Freelance creative copywriter living outside of main centers in the North East (USA). Pre-pandemic, I had a hard time finding any sort of remote freelance work with agencies and had to stick to direct… more

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I’m a p/t freelancer with a design agency and we often work on projects with digital agencies. One of the digital agencies just posted a freelance design position on LinkedIn. I want to apply but not … more

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Freelancing these days means using your own equipment, sacrificing part of your living space or even renting a separate workspace. Are you charging more for that?

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Hello! I’m doing some subcontracting on the side while working full time. I was asked by the agency to share some of the work from my full time position — not sure how I feel about it. Would you?

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Any suggestions for CPA in Chicago? Also, whats a reasonable rate? TIA!

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Does anyone know which agencies with automotive accounts hire freelancers? Most of my book is automotive but I can never seem to lock down a gig at any of the shops with automotive accounts.

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Anybody who used Kabbage: Did you apply for PPP forgiveness yet? What form did you use? Did you complete the process? How was it?

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Did this bowl used to be called 'Freelancers'? Wondering when the 'WFH' was added

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New freelancer here, looking for advice on health insurance. Im eligible for cobra, but wondering if it makes more sense to look at the marketplace. Wife is freelance too; we have two kids. Any/all ad… more

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When you’re asked about your rate, do you include weekend / holiday rates upfront? Or do you wait until it comes up after you’ve started? New to this, so please be kind.

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I’m not convinced that contracting on 1099 is better than W2, since you pay 15% extra self employment tax. If you have one 1099 gig you can claim all your expenses for the year against that and then… more

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Asking for a friend, do you know if Creative Circle notifies unemployment if you turn down a job offer from them?

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Did you go from full time agency life to freelance? If so, did you find freelance work before you quit, or did you quit and hope for the best?

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Has anyone else heard a bank take 10-12 WEEKS to deposit an international check? (amount was in USD)

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When someone tries to negotiate rates how do you handle it?

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I freelanced for a company outside the US last year. How do I report my earnings? Do I make my own 1099 or something?

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Has anyone applied for PPP round 2 yet? I’m curious if there’s a place that will accept the PDF application (instead of their own online portal).

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are there any websites/memberships that you recommend to find/match business mentors?

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How do you balance FT freelance contracts with ongoing, one-off freelance client work? For me the trickiest part is not knowing when I will be free for meetings with the one-off clients.

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I’m in limbo between looking for a new job and going off on my own as a freelancer. What checklist do you think needs to be completed before going freelance full time as a designer? P.S. I have 3 yea… more

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My accounting edge finance is not compatible with the new Mac OS. I do not need the $15/month subscription they offering as an upgrade since I’m a lone freelancer. I’ve always kept my own books and di… more

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How much do you charge from a ground up branding project, and how do you breakdown costs? This is a small business owner. I’m sure this has been asked plenty but I can’t seem to locate an answer. Than… more

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Are there any best practices to know when pursuing FL gigs while maintaining a FT job?

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In a career, when is too soon to go freelance? Is there a best time that won’t hurt a career?

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Tips for juniors trying to find freelance work?

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I’m a freelance designer booked with an agency to work 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. If the agency only gives me 5 hours of work to complete in one day, should I be charging them for 5 or the full 8? … more

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Just noticed the bowl name change from “freelancers” to “WFH freelancers”.. Why the change, bowl leaders?

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Is anyone having trouble with productivity? Doing work across a lot of different tools?

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Hey fishes - I got laid off from my FT job which in a way was a blessing, bc I’ve been wanting to go freelance for years. I’ve been interviewing like crazy since Nov., but nothing has stuck. How long … more

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