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What do you wish you knew about freelancing that you didn't know when you first got started?

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If it's not on paper or in an email, it didn't happen.

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No matter how hot or quick turn the project, always take the time to sort out terms of payment before you start working. That goes double if there are expenses involved.

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The only reason I'm not getting paid more is because I'm not charging more.

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anyone work at netflix and want to refer me?

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What’s the best way for someone to send money from India to US? I paid a major bill for my sibling back in India and he needs to pay me back.

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Hi Everyone,

Currently I am serving notice period.
Please refer me for RPA UiPath role, if there is any vacancy in your company.

Thanks in Advance.

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Anyone look at other people’s lives and can’t help but fixate on how much more they have or how much cooler their lives are? I’ve felt this way for a few years now, it comes in phases

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If you’ve just turned SA2 in audit but you have an option to do PwC CF in SE Asia, would you take it ? Or try and stick it out in London Audit for another year or two to try and eventually make the move?

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Hi team,
Refer me to any company for QA automation engineer just 25 days left .. it will be helpful

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How many hours do u walk your dog everyday?

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Toddler moms—how to you get them to eat? My 2 year old refuses to sit strapped in a high chair or booster seat, so she eats at a little table where she can get up as she pleases. Dinner time is a battle where she runs all over the house, refusing to sit and eat. We prepare multiple dinner options and even tried a toddler meal delivery service to give her new & exciting options. Due to work schedules we can’t have family dinner at such an early hour, which is what every website suggests. Ideas?

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I'm pretty confused. I'v never had sex but would want to soon. The guy I'm seeing keeps pushing for it and that's making me not want to anymore. I feel like he just wants to take my virginity but

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Cvent or Gartner or Coforge.
30 LPA from Cvent and Gartner.
33 LPA from Coforge, which one should I join?
YOE: 5+
Tech Stack: Spring Boot, Microservices, NOSQL, Azure, Kafka, ELK

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Does your agency have a % increase cap on promotions?

If so, have you found a way around that if you’re still underpaid with the max %?

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How is WLB, Growth in O&I team for a sr software engineer?

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I've seen a couple posts about unionizing, anyone know anything about the potential Kaiser strike in early October? Saw online that they're already hiring for scabs, $3400-$5950 + housing, travel transportation, and per diem. And this is for techs!!!

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I’m getting asked by my fellow colleagues to work on projects that are meant to help me grow into this “new role”, but no one has explicitly told me what said role is. How do I approach this with my manager without coming on too strong?

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Curious if anyone here knows anything about thyroid auto immune disease?

I was diagnosed with Hashimotos / hypothyroidism about 7 years ago but now I also have extremely high antibodies for Graves diseases and am suddenly hyperthyroid.

TPO antibodies > 600 and tgab > 694
I take tirosint 50mcg ( no filler form of levo)

Can you have both at the same time? Per my bloodwork i am hyperthyroid at the moment and waiting on a follow up with my endo.

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Freelance CWs: If writing is 100% done, do you stay late while your AD finishes art direction & the deck? What if pay is hourly + overtime? And what if that pushes budget limits?

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When a recruiter ask for compensation expectation do you usually say the base or total? Also for those working in internal audit positions within an industry, is there usually bonus or is that mostly for senior accountant/financial reporting positions ?

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So I’m late to the Indian Matchmaking series. Is it the guy who has to be wealthy and the women who need to come from wealth? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of emphasis on what the women do for a living, but the men all seem either well-off or getting called losers. Is that what people look for in real life too? So there’s no place for women on the come up to be with someone above their own social class?

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Anyone working in archwell ? How is archwell in terms work culture , job security

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Additional Posts in WFH Freelancers

Any recommendations for resources on accurately pricing projects based on industry standard? Preferably free since I’m a poor freelancer?

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Does anyone have really good reccos for financial advisors in Los Angeles (or nearby), especially focused on freelance/small businesses? Need someone to help guide me on LLCs, taxes, and a retirement plan.

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I’ve only done day rates before, and am about to do my first hourly gig. How to I handle stuff like lunch? Do I count that time or not? Is my time arrival to going home, or do I need to log each hour?

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Number 3 in the series. Robaire and I are currently booked. But don't forget to ask about our Double Dipping Discount. #advertising #freelance #marketing

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When contacting a company to see if they they need some freelance work, what details do you add or leave out in your initial contact?

Can we promote ourselves?? For real you guys.

I left agency life having held a senior title for several years. After working for countless clients in a freelance capacity...

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How do you best navigate holds? Example, if you have a first hold already with studio A, but studio B wants to book you, but studio A wont give a direct answer that they'll release you.

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Crisis of conscience or paying the bills? Long term/permalance contract in-house at a Big Tobacco brand.

I know everyone’s situation is different but…would you take it?

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If you freelance on the side of your full time job do you use your own computer or your company’s computer?

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1099 or w-2 ? I have been given the option though the company prefers w-2. It’s a day rate booking couple of months or more (no end date). I already have 1099 from similar company this year and am leaning towards 1099, but I don’t want to be difficult. I do take home office deduction and they are not supplying any equipment. Suggestions?

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What do you now know about freelancing that you wish you knew when you started?

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How’s Elephant? In terms of chaos and quality of design work.

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Newly laid off. I feel weird. Not sure what's the first step in freelance world and I'm doubting my skills. Any suggestions on how to overcome all that unwelcomed embarrassment and paralysis?

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I don’t know who needs to hear this, but:
EMAIL IS NOT A CONTRACT.
Only a countersigned contract with terms is a contract. Do not accept less than that or it will be you who takes the hit!

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How do you charge rates as a freelance AD? How many clients can you take on at once? How do you get booked continuously? New to all of this.

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NJ freelancers - are we entitled to overtime (time and a half) if we work more than 40 hours a week?

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Day One of being in the freelance game after being laid off thanks to COVID. Terrified and Depressed in equal measures but I do believe there is opportunity out there to partner with the right people (creative lead, business lead) to roll up some smaller sized clients into something approaching a business.

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I signed a contract for certain clients, then I got involved in a pitch uncommitted. They didn't ask for a quotation. After the delivery, I informed HR and the manager about the extra work, the manager tried to pay zero, but as a freelancer I don't see any reason. How do you proceed: you present the invoice directly to the payroll office as usual or do you present the amount to HR and the manager before the bill?

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Happy Sunday ✌️

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Is it best to form an llc to get paid as an independent contractor? What are the pros and cons?

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