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To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

The post To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question appeared first on Ms. There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to declare yourself an independent contractor as opposed to a company employee. There is also a side-question of whether or not you are a freelance worker by choice or because there are no other choices. And through all this, not one of my co-workers agreed with the decision handed down in court.

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Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off. I have started to not say anything when my co-workers complain to me and just nod along.

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Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

You have to remain in a job for a period of time to establish yourself with your company and with your co-workers in order for a relationship to build. Would Penelope call in a favor from a company or co-worker she left stranded after forcing them through the expense of hiring her and then having her leave?? But I always viewed this behavior as a reflection of the market– which has increasingly turned to freelance and contract work.

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For the past 3 years, I’ve been a Freelance Market Research Analyst, working consistently for one main client (an established international market research firm) and frequently for a second client (a local start-up firm that’s little more than a one-man shop). Instead, they view me as a “contractor&# –so long as I get the job done by the deadline and do good work, they don’t care about much else.

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As a writer and an artist, this comes up for me every time I look for freelance work. But it will only work for certain positions and skillsets (and industries where contractors are used sometimes, if not common), and if you’re making close to minimum wage anyway you may not be able to offer enough of a discount to make it worth their while. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

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