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Is it normal for clients to request my SSN on the payment invoice document?

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I’m raising my rates. Advice for informing your clients? And how much notice you give?

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How much were you making in freelance before you became an S Corp?

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Today makes a month since my last contract ended. That was fast and I need to get back to work 🫠😂. This has been too long for me.

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Poll: How much do you keep in emergency cash? In both $ / Months Expenses

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My CD told me to take a day off while we were awaiting feedback. Should I still charge for this day? I’m on a medium-term contract so I’m fully dedicated to this gig, not like I could find something i… more

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Saw a lot of folks in here talking about working with agencies. Who do you typically reach out to for work? (What title?) Dealing with a killer dry-spell here that I’d really like to end.

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How do you guys keep track of hours when you bill hourly?

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Am I the only weirdo who doesn’t look for more work when a contract ends? I just peace out for several months until I feel ready to go back to work. Anyone else do this?

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Anyone able to share the going rate for freelance CW rate at Havas? GCS to CD experience.

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Had a couple of steady, multi-year clients that I lost at the end of last year and have been really struggling to rebuild. I wanted to see what kind of advice anyone had for rebuilding their business.

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Got my first freelance gig amidst a slow work week at my full time gig (super great timing) and I’m causally wondering how long it takes to get paid once the work is done?

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Hey freelancers, anybody get booked for a new gig next week? (I did not...YET....YET!)

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When recruiters/CD’s post a freelancer gig on LinkedIn, have you had more success…
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