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Is doing freelance work on the side (when I’m off the clock, of course) considered taboo? Considering signing up for Fiverr to make some fun money but I don’t want any bad blood with my current job because I really like it and am not planning on leaving any time soon. (Sorry if this is a dumb question, this is my first copywriting job out of college and I’ve been 100% remote, so it’s hard to get a feel for things like this!)

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You shouldn’t feel bad about anything other than thinking of looking for work on Fiverr. You will not be well compensated for you time through that. You’re better off doing a passion project on your own.

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@ACD1, I follow her! She’s great.

I suppose the answer to this is question is: depends on where you work. Almost every agency owned by the big four holding companies have rules against this in your contract that could potentially get you fired. Even if it’s “off the clock”. A bunch of jealous lovers if you ask me but if you work for an independent, I guess It doesn’t hurt to ask.

I’m looking through it right now, thanks!

I was on a call with our CCO recently and when the conversation turned to what do you do outside of work, I mentioned that I freelance. They didn’t bat an eye but in the back of my head my brain was desperately trying to shut my mouth up. Maybe the admission that outside of work I just do more...work...made them feel bad enough for me already.

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