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Finding others for video conference check-ins for self-employed

I'm a freelancer with plenty of ideas for what I should be doing to improve my business (and life in general), but I have a real hard time getting down to work without any kind of accountability or structure in my life. So here's what I'm thinking: Find 2 or 3 like-minded people and have brief daily check-ins via video conference to state our goals between now and our next session, and how we've done since our last session -- just keeping each other honest and on some kind of schedule. Where do I find people who would like to participate? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Jul 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Freelancers: I recently "finished" a contract but feel hazzy about how it is ending. Please advise.

Freelancers: I recently "finished" a contract but feel hazzy about how it is ending. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by servix on Jun 27, 2011 - 8 answers

need freelance web designer

How do I find freelance web designers who will create a website for me similar to these ones: www.the-weeknd.com www.caldecottmusic.com Also, how much does it typically cost to hire someone to do this??
posted by mememix on May 30, 2011 - 2 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

Pitching for Rookies

I have the pitch for a freelance story idea, now how should I throw it? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on May 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Contract for a freelance software project

How do I set up a contract? This is my first freelance software-development project and I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on May 13, 2011 - 10 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

Kind of like if you went on vacation in Abbottabad last summer...

[Freelance Writing Filter.] Where to submit this long and suddenly very timely travel essay? [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on May 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Freelancing for an ex-employer

How much do I charge the person who fired me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me impose structure.

Desperately disorganized person seeks realistic routine. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Apr 29, 2011 - 7 answers

How much should a freelancer be compensated for project-related travel?

I'm being asked to travel to a 3-hour meeting as part of a freelance project I'm working on. How much time should I be compensated for? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on Apr 24, 2011 - 8 answers

What should I get paid as an editor for an ebook company?

What should I get paid as a senior editor of a new ebook company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 - 3 answers

hourly rate for scientific journal editorial work?

What is an appropriate hourly rate for scientific editorial work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Growing pains.

Help me fire *good* clients. [more inside]
posted by TallulahBankhead on Mar 29, 2011 - 12 answers

How Much Can I Work and Not Lose My Money?

I'm currently collecting unemployment in New York State, and am considering taking on some very part-time freelance work. How much can I earn per week without giving up my employment benefits/violating the law? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Mar 24, 2011 - 5 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

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

Post-internship troubles.

Interned with publication. Didn't follow through after internship ended. How do I mend this possibly fractured relationship with my former employer? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Mar 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Negotiating responsibilities with a client slash employer

How do I negotiate freelance work responsibilities vs. compensation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Doing the Web Stuff So You Don't Have To: Who Am I?

Content manager? Social media consultant? Help me find this job title, so I can (most efficiently) learn more about this job. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Feb 28, 2011 - 19 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

How do you come up with pitches for your magazine articles?

You're a freelance journalist. You make pitches to magazines. How do you come up with ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

A creative director is you!

I've been tasked with finding and hiring a professional freelance photographer for my company. I've never done this before, so I'd be grateful for some basic guidelines. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Feb 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Freelance writer's toolkit needed

How can I quickly get my presentation skills up to speed for use in general freelance writing roles? (white papers, marketing pieces, newsletters, etc.) [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 8, 2011 - 3 answers

What is going on employment-wise with me?

I'm moving from being employed to being a contractor...but things are not going as planned, at least so far. What are my options in case things don't go according to plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Pay money, get art? If only!

How can I best induce freelance artists to submit work to deadline? [more inside]
posted by piato on Jan 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me calculate a day rate!

I'm a freelance copywriter who normally charges hourly. A prospective new client has asked me to give them my day rate. How should I calculate this? [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night on Nov 24, 2010 - 16 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

Being a writer: Step 1- Write. Step 2- ???

What steps do I take to get some fiction that I wrote published in a magazine? What magazines should I submit to, and how? etc etc within [more inside]
posted by Work Related MeFi on Nov 12, 2010 - 10 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

How much do I charge for email copywriting?

FreelanceFilter: What to charge for freelance marketing communications writing? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Nov 9, 2010 - 4 answers

would you write for 20 bucks ?

How to find freelance writers that are competent/passioned about the topic? (running) [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly on Nov 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Freelance hourly rate for PowerPoint/Keynote development in NYC?

Freelance hourly rate for PowerPoint/Keynote development in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 - 0 answers

How Mac- only writer can use PC

I freelance in healthcare advertising copywriting. Never learned to use a PC.. All ad firms I've worked at-staff & freelance used Macs for all Creative Dept. Latest gig I was given an old PC to produce a lot of copy quickly. What to do?
posted by Summer05 on Oct 16, 2010 - 20 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

Can I get a loan/refinance a house without regular, steady income?

Is it going to be difficult for me to refinance my house .. and get a car loan .. or a loan of any type not having a regular income? [more inside]
posted by jason9009 on Sep 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Renter's insurance for Canadian freelance writer?

I'm a freelance writer in Canada. How can I get renter's insurance for my apartment and home office? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Sep 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Website for freelance artists?

Does an artist equivalent of elance.com, guru.com, and rentacoder.com exist? [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 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

Freelance me please!

freelance project management/product management in NYC area? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Aug 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Now Offering Violin Lessons in NYC, Any Takers?

How much can I charge for violin lessons in NYC? [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Aug 26, 2010 - 8 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

Creative promotion ideas for a conference.

How do I promote my web design freelance business at a conference I am attending (unrelated to web design)? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 17, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I sell myself?

How do I get better at being a people person and a sales person (self promotion)? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 9, 2010 - 7 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

What is the process to becoming a computer handyman?

What do I need to get/know/avoid/have to become a basic freelance computer repair guy? [more inside]
posted by CrystalDave on Jul 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Tax Writeoff

Freelance Writer Tax Write-Off Question: I'm a first time independent contractor and want to know how and if I can write-off a laptop. [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jul 23, 2010 - 12 answers

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