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Help with career ideas

I'm a freelance translator who wants to transition into employment. How can I go about this, and what should/could I do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2014 - 6 answers

where should I look to find a programmer to help me with amazon s3?

I tried setting up my own vpn for my personal use via amazon s3. there are youtube tutorials on the web but I realized I'm out of my depth and I would like to hire someone to help me. only where should I go? is stackoverflow a good place to post such a request? or where do you go to find capable freelancers who can do a job like this?
posted by krautland on Mar 3, 2014 - 4 answers

What is my job, and how much should I get paid?

I am doing a freelance job where I translate, write, and design. How do I find out what my market value is? Is there a handy googleable title for what I'm doing? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Dec 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Freelance editing—how to break in?

Freelance editing—does it exist? How can I break in? What are my prospects? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Will Write for Food (and Rent, and Utilities).

I'm pretty sure I'm about to lose my job. How do I identify and pursue freelance writing opportunities in short order? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Fulfilling Career

Have you escaped office drudgery and/or being controlled in a job to launch your own independent, creative, fulfilling career? Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 18, 2011 - 12 answers

lost in translation

How can I begin getting low-key freelance work in French --> English translation? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 16, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I get more motivation to code outside of class?

I'm lacking motivation to code outside of programming classes... I enjoy the classes a lot, but when it comes to coding outside of class, I get stuck on what I want to code or what kind of projects to contribute to. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 19, 2010 - 11 answers

A professional look, without a lot of professional stuff

Website filter: how to design one for a writer or other professional who doesn't have a lot to show off? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Jun 15, 2010 - 4 answers

School's out for summer! Now what?

Where can a new librarian find a freelance work with an online reference service this summer? [more inside]
posted by Junie Bloom on May 25, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me get through a customer service job and transition into freelance writing.

How do I leave my grinding, soul-crushing technical support job? I want to be a freelance copywriter and copyeditor, but I don't know how long it will take to build a solid business. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2010 - 11 answers

Freelancing and COBRA

Can I take freelance or contract jobs without losing my COBRA health insurance? [more inside]
posted by truth1ness on May 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Been there, did that, got the degree, now what?

I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Does freelancing count as a second job as far as taxes go? (CA)

Sometimes I get small job requests that come from outside my fulltime job. They don't pay much (barely over 1k this year) but it's enough to require me to report myself as a business. Does that mean it's a second job?
posted by mallow005 on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

looking for inspiration to get out of the 9-5 grind

Do you work less than 5 days/week (9am-5pm)? and/or do you work from home? If so, what is your job, and how did you obtain it? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Aug 5, 2009 - 28 answers

How to find jobs for coding in rails through the Web?

I want to start to do freelance programming in Ruby on Rails. Although I have experiences, in programming, architectures, rails, I would like to get good sources for finding orders. Can you give me advices, how to do it well? [more inside]
posted by fifigyuri on Aug 3, 2009 - 4 answers

How to be a working nomad?

I am a recent college graduate and I also suffer a good deal of wanderlust. There is the inevitable problem of combining work and play. At my university, the only career advice I received was graduate school or working the traditional 9-5 job. I'm wondering if it's possible to travel and earn money? [more inside]
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Jan 27, 2009 - 22 answers

What is a good job for a teenager that is good with computers?

I'm a highschool kid, good with computers, looking for an online job regarding computers? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Sep 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Moving from Freelance to Employee

I am currently a freelance film/video editor slash motion graphic designer. One of the companies I freelance for is in the process of making me a job offer. I'm trying to figure out what a fair salary/wage is compared to what I pull in as freelance. [more inside]
posted by conigs on Apr 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Wanna-be web editor freelance ISO clued-up financial guru.

How much should I quote for a daily rate working freelance as a web content editor? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Jan 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Tax MetaFilter

I'm planning to do some on-the-side freelance photography in the next year. I'd like some advice on how to play the tax game most effectively. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Sep 28, 2007 - 8 answers

how to quit job and then freelance for the department?

I love my 9-5 editing job, but as a certain hobby becomes viable as a (very small) part-time job, I need a much more flexible schedule. How can I quit while guaranteeing that my fellow editors then hire me as their writers? [more inside]
posted by nevers on Dec 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Freelance to staff leap

Turducken said it concisely: "When (most) freelance writers want to have a family or buy a house, they get jobs as... editors." I am wondering just how they (we) do that! [more inside]
posted by Eater on Oct 30, 2006 - 7 answers

What are good, easy part-time jobs?

What are good, easy part-time jobs? [more inside]
posted by clairezulkey on Jul 13, 2006 - 26 answers

I'd like to become an IT consultant

I am giving serious consideration to setting up as an IT consultant. I'm well proficient in Windows and Mac, Office suites; applications and web technology. In addition, I enjoy talking and fixing computers. I've done some such already, but on a small scale and for people I already knew. My question is: what kind of things should an IT consultant be able to do, what are common requests, what should I charge and how (per job/per hour?). Are there any potential pitfalls? Is it a good idea? Thanks a bunch.
posted by dance on Apr 4, 2006 - 13 answers

Jack of all trade-offs

What kind of freelance work is right for me? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Nov 21, 2005 - 3 answers

ResumeFilter: Freelance "Gap"

ResumeFilter: Applying to a Fortune 500 company. How do I show the last two years of freelance experience without coming off as a maverick? [MI] [more inside]
posted by parma on Jul 13, 2005 - 10 answers

Lost My Copy of a $5,000 Per Year Contract -- What Do I Do?

So you're self-employed, and you sign a contract for a moderate-sized, long-term gig (worth $5,000 or so/year), and...you lose your copy of the contract. Your relations with this company over the years have been overwhelmingly friendly and positive. What do you do? Just ask them nicely for a copy?
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2005 - 12 answers

People come to me for computer help. How much should I charge and/or how can I get out of it?

I work partly as IT/network support for a company whose focus isn't specifically IT. As such, most of the employees are not very knowledgeable in this area and come to me for help on fixing issues on their home computers. I'm not really into this, but I'm not sure how best to decline to help. I don't mind advising people on things, but when they ask me to go their house to fix their home computers I balk. Today, someone asked how much I charged to "reformat" their hard drive, which I suppose is better than just asking if I can fix something, but what if I don't want to run a half-assed consultancy?

On the flipside -- if I did want to start charging, what do you think would be a normal rate for this kind of stuff? Should I bother setting up a business name? I had thought about such a business before I got this job, but now that I'm a full-timer, I'm not sure I have the interest in doing this as a sidejob.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Dec 29, 2004 - 17 answers

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