I want to make money with my web development/programming skills, but my main thing is standup comedy so I do NOT want a 'real', full-time job. I also have zero design skills. What should I pursue? [more inside]
My friend has a background in visual art (mainly years of oils, watercolors, some crafts) and has recently started exploring graphic design. So far she's done some projects for friends and family (website design, logos, packaging, card designing, etc). She'd love to do more of this kind of work on a freelance basis, but isn't sure how to find it. Should she advertise on Fiverr, or Elance, or...? How does this work and how do you get started as a freelance graphic designer? Any tips or recommendations would be really appreciated!
I'm an experienced freelancer and have both work experience and no trouble getting work (knock on wood) in freelance writing, PR, marketing, and that sort of thing. So what's something I can pick up that has a lot of freelance work floating around? [more inside]
So this November I worked on some freelance event gigs throughout NYC-- it was similar to the film production work I'm looking to get into, required some related skills and I worked alongside some people with experience in the film industry. I've been looking high and low for similar work-- stage building, rigging, that sort of thing. Following that seasonal gig, I tried to look on Craigslist, Indeed, even Mandy for related event work but was lost-- despite the fact that I'd worked with people who seemed to imply that they'd found event work through similar avenues. [more inside]
Everyone in my industry uses Linked In, so though I can't figure it out for the life of me, I had to create a profile. But I don't have just one job - I'm also a freelancer in a couple of different fields. I'd like to list them too. [more inside]
I'm applying for jobs as a programmer and I'm wondering whether to list the freelance programming work I've done. [more inside]
I'm a freelance writer in the second year of my career, as well as a lifelong creative writer with several published works. I've done a lot of performing arts blogging and local news writing and I'd like to build on that and get into more paying work as well as increase my publication credits. I've been recommended to join Writer's Market. Have others had worthwhile experiences with the service? Also happy to hear about other options. Thanks!
Help me contract somebody to design a personal academic/faculty candidate website. [more inside]
I just started working at an digital production agency in Brooklyn, NYC and I want to know what's the best way of sourcing a kickass local freelance Interactive Producer for a big project we're working on? Other than Jobs postings on Behance and FWA?
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]
Three questions: How can a new person break into tech writing? How can I learn to write articles quickly as someone who's returning to writing after a long hiatus? And how legitimate are sites like freelancer.com, odesk.com, guru.com, etc? I'm avoiding places like Associated Content and its ilk. [more inside]
I've been offered a brief side job putting together a website that looks fun, but I don't know what a fair price is. [more inside]
Times are tough, and I am looking for part-time employment. I have been doing freelance video work for the past 3 years. How do I reflect this on my resume and what do I say in a job interview? Has anyone had a similar problem? Any tips so I sound professional and not like I've been slacking off?
What books can I read that will give me some idea of what it might take for me to make my living as a writer or journalist? [more inside]
Talented, creative, experienced (but mostly non-German-speaking) Canadian digital artist looking for postproduction/retouching work in Berlin. Got any leads or advice for my girlfriend? [more inside]
Is there anything similar to Mechanical Turk on the Internet? [more inside]
Tell me what I need to do, or which bums I need to kiss, to write a storyline for a video game. [more inside]
Ways to make extra cash during the economic downturn? [more inside]
I hate hate hate hate my job. It's killing me, every day, to know that I work for people who have no interest in my well-being while I create utter, meaningless drivel. I don't think I can do this anymore. But I might have an escape. Is it reasonable to quit in light of the economy and the inevitable instability of switching to freelance writing and babysitting? [more inside]
Tips for finding well-paying photography gigs? [more inside]
Where does a small web design/development company find work? [more inside]
I'm looking at taking on a freelance consulting project for a nonprofit in the SF Bay Area that involves creating web interfaces to a SQL Server backend. This would be my first non-voluntary (i.e., >$0) freelance project. What rate should I ask for? [more inside]
JobFilter: Anyone out there had success landing work as a freelancer through Guru.com? I can't tell how big this operation is (how many freelancers registered or jobs placed since inception), so I'm hesitant. Any insights or experiences would be appreciated.