To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

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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. Still, there are various reasons you may prefer to be an independent contractor.

9 Essential Apps for Freelancers

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The post 9 Essential Apps for Freelancers appeared first on Ms. According to Forbes, more than one third of US workers are freelancers now. That’s 53 million Americans, some of which freelance exclusively, with others moonlighting in freelance jobs. Freelancing is, in itself, more respected nowadays as a career path, with 65% of respondents to a Freelancers Union survey. It can happen, especially to contractors who need to travel a lot.

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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. Reply Charles March 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm “Figuring out pay as a contractor.&#

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Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

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I myself am a compulsive job hopper, but I’m also a freelancer turned entrepreneur and I can do whatever the hell I want I wouldn’t, however, recommend it for the stereotypical job seeker (which I think encompasses much of Trunk’s audience). But I always viewed this behavior as a reflection of the market– which has increasingly turned to freelance and contract work. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

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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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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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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. update about the coworker moonlighting as a hooker is a contract position worth the risk?

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