New year, bigger dreams. What’s your title and how much do you want to make in 2019? I’ll start: Freelance CD/CW $300k.

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Winning the lottery is my Big Dream.
As for the money, I would say the sky is the limit.

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$300k as a CD freelancer isn’t impossible. fits with the pay rate, but you’d have to work all year, vs the 1/2 - 2/3 year freelancers usually work.

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Freelance Senior CW and I want to make $250k.

Almost got to $200k last year so 250k isn't impossible!

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CW OP: Nope. Mostly small-ish boutique agencies, actually. Couple of the big guys here and there (McCann, etc) and one gig at a big tech giant but haven't done a pharma gig or BBDO yet. Would love a gig at either just to try it out!

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work your life away, and have a cool car and jeans to show for it if you must. and then talk about the wealth you amassed on an app. and then go back to writing posts on linkedin. sounds plausible

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Yeah, not sure why OP’s figure is that shocking. It’s a reasonable sum if s/he is working at a normal CD freelance rate for most of the year.

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ain’t that the truth! should have been a creative..

Why so much venom on this thread? Was meant to shake up some optimism and hope. And for those who are with me, good luck to you, too. 🤩

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Or hopelessness for the other 99 percenters. Came off a little disconnected from the rest of the people that work at agencies

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A lot of full time CDs make more than that so I don't see why it's ridiculous or even that ambitious as a freelancer. Go get it op.

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Freelance CW. Hope to raise my day rate from 700 to 850 and work steadily. Problem is I’m locked into a steady permalance at 700...

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You can still raise your rate with the same company. Especially when you are declining higher paid gigs to stay at this one.

When I started freelance, I didn’t really know how much to charge so did a certain day rate for a agency. I incrementally increased that at subsequent gigs at different places. When the first agency booked me again a few months later I gave them my new rate and they were fine with it.

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I love you very much ACD2.

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When you make 250k freelancing how much are you actually walking away with after taxes?

If you do straight 1099 then you’ll pay about 100k in taxes in ny.

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