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Rates for freelance medical writing?

I have been offered some freelance medical writing work, and need help to determine a reasonable hourly rate to quote. [more inside]
posted by amelioration on Mar 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Freelance / self-employed tax deduction for reimbursed travel expenses?

Can a freelance / self-employed person (filing Schedule C) deduct from her taxes the cost of business travel (airfare, lodging) that she was later reimbursed for? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Feb 9, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I decline to negotiate against myself?

HugeCo (not their real name), a once-major freelance client of mine hadn't sent me an assignment in over a year. They recently asked for a quote on a job, which I submitted. In response to my quote they're asking me to describe everything I need to do to complete the job to justifies the price I quoted. I need a script to refuse that request, while being positive and moving the negotiation forward on a more productive tack. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jan 27, 2014 - 14 answers

Childcare strategies for work-at-home parents?

Is it possible to work at home with a nanny and 2 kids and actually get anything done? If not, can you suggest alternate strategies? [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Jan 4, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I add more than one type of income-producing skill on Linked In

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]
posted by cartoonella on Jun 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Legal and Tax Ramifications of Paying Subcontractors

I've been doing a fair bit of freelance work, and it's to the point now that I have to sub out certain tasks that are outside my area of expertise. I don't want to make my clients cut multiple checks if I can avoid it–want them to just deal with me to keep it simple and neat. However, I do not want to be on the hook for income that is actually going to a sub. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on May 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Self-employed and taxed up the wazoo?!

My husband made less than $10k this year but TurboTax is telling us he owes over $1k in taxes. Is that right?! [more inside]
posted by Mooseli on Apr 11, 2013 - 24 answers

How do I get them not to hire me without getting them to fire me?

I want to withdraw from consideration for a new full-time position at the company I'm temping at. How do I initiate that conversation? If the leader at this company asks why I want to stay on as a temp instead of taking a full-time position what do I say that will not burn bridges when the actual answer is "You're a bad boss and you should feel bad"? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Apr 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Contract Employee, Without the Contract

I'm a newbie web developer and I've been working my first real coding job for about a month. Help me make sure I am covering my ass and getting compensated fairly. [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Mar 7, 2013 - 12 answers

is Writer's Market dot com worth the subscription cost?

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!
posted by letstrythis on Feb 28, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I handle my previous employer who is asking me for unpaid help?

My previous employer is asking for unpaid help with web design issues. At first I gladly helped, but now it's turning into a regular thing. The cherry on top: I'm unemployed and using her as a reference so I don't want to burn any bridges. How do I professionally handle this? [more inside]
posted by daisies on Feb 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Independent contractor - quandary re: asking for/demanding higher fee

I'm technically an independent contractor but essentially an employee without benefits for a small company. How do I renegotiate a higher fee when I've gone over hours on projects these past 6 months ? I am underpaid for the services I provide - my fault for not being more savvy at the start. [more inside]
posted by faraasha on Feb 11, 2013 - 11 answers

PR resume building

I am a recent PR/communications graduate. I was wondering if there was a place to find freelance/volunteer opportunities in order to build my resume and experience?
posted by dfc5656 on Jan 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Unincorporated

Potential freelance client wants to hire me; their lawyers say they can only work with incorporated vendors, not sole proprietors. For a variety of reasons (see inside) I'd rather not go through forming an LLC if I can avoid it. ISTR there are umbrella organizations freelancers can sign on with to handle this sort of situation, but am failing to google them up now that I need one. Potential difficulty factor: rural Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by ook on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Do I really need an accountant, or can I handle filing my LLC taxes on my own?

How important is it for me to get an accountant now that I'm earning most of my income as a freelancer? Can I handle taxes on my own? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 2, 2012 - 22 answers

What is the best invoicing app for Android?

You are a freelancer. You invoice your clients. You have an android device, and you have a great app you use. What app is it? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Aug 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Hanging out my shingle.

I'm a NYC area freelancer and I'm running out of work at the end of the month. How can I make sure I've always got a gig going on? [more inside]
posted by modernserf on Jun 12, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for?

I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for? [more inside]
posted by internet_explorer on Jun 8, 2012 - 11 answers

What if it all falls apart?

Freelance freakout. Help? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jun 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Take this rate and STFU?

Started a new freelance gig and got my first paycheck. It's lower than I expected. Should I ask about this or would it make me look greedy? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on Jun 1, 2012 - 17 answers

All this computer hacking is making me thirsty, I think I'll "like" a Tab.

Is it really possible to be a freelance Facebook "like"-er? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on May 25, 2012 - 11 answers

30 something seeking career advice

Help a thirty-something year old find his way (back) in his career [more inside]
posted by vincentv on Apr 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Ever used FlexJobs.com for freelancing, or is there a better option out there?

Has anyone ever tried using Flexjobs.com for freelancing? If so, has it been a good experience, or are there other freelance directories that I should look into. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Should I Charge For Minor Travel?

Free-lancers: when do you charge for travel time? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Jan 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Can't Start ASAP = HR asks if I'd 1099. Figuring out a rate?

I have a hybrid question about working 1099, going rate for Enterprise Content Management/Digital Asset Management work, & maybe even accounting for costs when it'd be in San Francisco. No secret snowflake details, just how the heck do I figure out if it could work and for what amount of money? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Dec 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Tell me about the potential pitfalls of hosting websites for smalltime clients?

I'm a graphic designer who does a bit of freelance web stuff, but I’m by no means a web developer. I’ve recently started building teensy (a few pages, a blog, a basic paypal shopping cart plugin) Wordpress sites with customized themes for some tech averse self-employed/freelancer friends. I'm considering offering to host these on my web space for a small fee. What could go wrong? A lot of things, I'm sure... I just don't know what. Have you hosted multiple sites for other people on your web space? If so, what do you wish you'd known going in? [more inside]
posted by 100kb on Dec 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me to write a convincing letter requesting jobs

Freelance Filter >> How to approach my client diplomatically on a letter? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Nov 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Am I being paid too much?

Photographers: reducing your rate – do you or don’t you? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 answers

I seriously don't know how to do this.

A question about etiquette for freelance designers: [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Aug 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me dump a nightmare freelance writing client.

I'm a freelance writer who needs to tactfully end a business relationship with a web design firm. Help me walk away relatively unscathed. [more inside]
posted by shiggins on Jul 30, 2011 - 15 answers

The How's and Where's of Finding Qualified Freelancers?

Semi-regular need for freelance experts in things that are not "my areas of expertise," as Hodgeman would put it. Help needed not in finding particular people, but in knowing where and how to find the experts I need. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jul 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Is Mediabistro worth it?

Have any MeFites signed up for Mediabistro or any similar service and if so, was it worth the sign up fee? How about the Mediabistro Marketplace -- has work actually found you through it? I'm not especially interested in their health insurance or classes; I'm purely looking for leads for freelance writing assignments. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on May 26, 2011 - 6 answers

How to find a Freelance Interactive Producer?

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?
posted by rudhraigh on May 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Step 2: Get a freelancer. Step 3 is profit!

I'm a consultant. The worst part of my job is writing tons of documents. If I outline the ideas and edit the final product myself, can I outsource the writing part? How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Mar 14, 2011 - 12 answers

My tools make you better, you used to rent them, now I work for you...I'm still using my tools.

Contractor turned full time employee. Still using my own laptop and other tools. How should I be compensated? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Feb 15, 2011 - 5 answers

The best place to pick up Website Designers?

Where do you go to find Freelance Website Designers? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

What are the best ways to find opportunities for freelance bookkeeping and accounting work?

For my wife: What are the best ways to find opportunities for freelance bookkeeping and accounting work? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Nov 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Fair, honest website prices

What's a fair price for a website, these days? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

I Need Help Dealing with Difficult Clients -- Graphic Designer Edition

What advice would you offer a freelance graphic designer who needs help establishing contracts and boundaries, and managing difficult clientele? [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Oct 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Time to get on track with tax deductions

As a freelancer, how do you keep track of your tax deductions? [more inside]
posted by wundermint on Oct 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Cents per word or bucks per document?

Per hour, per word, per document, or for the project - how to price a writing job. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Sep 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I work as a freelance programmer?

Very general question: Freelance programming - how/what/when/where? [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Aug 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I freelance in small-business-web-site-building, or custom-wordpress-hacking?

Should I freelance in small-business-web-site-building, or custom-wordpress-hacking? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jul 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Getting some on the side

What's the best way to reassure my boss about my various part-time freelance projects? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on May 13, 2010 - 12 answers

How Much to Charge Hourly for Archives/Collection Digitization Advice?

Hourly Billing Rate for Archives/Digitization Work [more inside]
posted by green_flash on May 11, 2010 - 1 answer

Find me an accountant I can trust.

I live in Philadelphia and need an accountant. [more inside]
posted by audacity on Feb 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Building a web presence for radio projects

How do I make a website for my radio documentaries + other audio experiments that is a little more stylish and sound-friendly than the average blog? Oh, and maybe encourages me to keep at my hobby. [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Agency vs. Freelance vs. Inhouse?

For all the seasoned graphic designers out there, where have you found the best working environment when it comes to agency vs. freelance vs. inhouse design for a company? [more inside]
posted by RubyDoom on Feb 8, 2010 - 16 answers

Has "design philosophy" officially moved into played-out cliche territory?

Has "design philosophy" officially moved into played-out cliche territory? [more inside]
posted by johnnybeggs on Jan 15, 2010 - 3 answers

What referral fee is appropriate for another business

How large a referral fee is appropriate to offer another business for sending me clients? [more inside]
posted by vegsister on Jan 15, 2010 - 11 answers

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