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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

US freelance translator working for a foreign client?

Two parter about freelance translation: What do I charge and what do I do about (foreign) taxes? [more inside]
posted by squawk on May 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Writing online for money?

I found a review of Constant Content. I feel like writing online for this site. Anybody thinks this is profitable?
posted by susanharper on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

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

I need to learn to write more better

What are the elements that make a magazine or online article sound professionally written? [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork on May 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Working for American clients in Ecuador

I'm going to be living in Cuenca, Ecuador this summer with some travel to Quito, Guayaquil and other cities. I'm a software developer and plan to work for my American clients from Ecuador. Any tips or advice on receiving payments? Or tips on my working from Ecuador in general? I plan to have clients deposit money into my American bank accounts and just using an ATM to retrieve it in Ecuador. Any better solutions ?
posted by jason9009 on May 16, 2010 - 5 answers

What can I get some more freelance work?

What are good sites to bid on freelance design and web development work? [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on May 15, 2010 - 5 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

Can I be a writer/lawyer?

On-the-side writing opportunities? That are paid? I'm a lawyer working in global health. My interests are wide-ranging. [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on May 12, 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

Freelance job during full time masters program?

What freelance skills should I cultivate to support myself during graduate school? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on May 11, 2010 - 20 answers

How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer?

How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on May 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Objective: To, like, get a job? I guess?

Freelance writing resumes: do you have one, do I need one, and if so how do I make one? [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on May 7, 2010 - 2 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

Demand media- content farm or decent way for a writer to pay the bill?

Freelance writer interested in working for Demand Media. I've heard good and bad things. Has anybody on askmefi ever written for them? Tips, suggestions, warnings would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Apr 24, 2010 - 12 answers

What do I charge for managing social media?

What do I charge for managing social media? [more inside]
posted by notcreative on Apr 14, 2010 - 3 answers

How do people with two jobs actually get them both done?!

I know that what I'm trying to do - work one boring full time job and one creative part time job at the same- is not unusual. I know millions of people do it every day. But the combination of tiredness, poor time management, and procrastination is making it seem impossible. Help! [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Apr 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Facebook programmers

A resource/marketplace to find/shop for facebook application programmers: [more inside]
posted by Hurst on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 answers

What to charge for freelance web development

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]
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email on Mar 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Charge? Charge what?

How much should I charge for this freelance writing gig? A small book publisher has offered me a job writing roughly 100 humorous, high-concept captions for a book of illustrations. There's no clear category for this kind of work in the Writer's Market. They've asked me for my rate. Should I base it on magazine per-word rates? Halp!
posted by DeWalt_Russ on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Tricky tax situation, what to do?

Asking on behalf of a friend who is silly enough to not have a MeFi account, but smart enough to know she will find answers here: "I am a freelance translator and I'm about to finish a big project for a US based company. The job is quite complex and long, so a fair amount of money is going to come my way. I have been moving around for the past 2 years, so I am not quite sure how to handle the invoicing / taxes. I'll explain my current situation and I would appreciate any advice, insight, etc. [more inside]
posted by mjewell on Mar 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Wise to find out reason for being passed over?

I suspect I am being passed over for a position. Should I attempt to find out why? [more inside]
posted by swooz on Mar 11, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I market myself as a financial management coach with looking skanky?

How do I market myself as a financial management coach with looking skanky? [more inside]
posted by frodoxiii on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

There is no end of the tunnel this time

Burnt-out: kill the cash cow or live with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

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

How much to charge for freelance science work?

How much should I charge as a freelance (research) scientist? [more inside]
posted by bowmaniac on Feb 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Need copyediting work!

How do I find freelance copyediting work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 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

Unfrozen Caveman Freelance Journalist

Looking for creative ways out of freelance journalism limbo. [more inside]
posted by thelastenglishmajor on Jan 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Hey, travel writers - when do you pitch?

What's the best time for a travel writer to pitch a story to an editor? Before the trip, when you still have some flexibility? Or after, so you don't have to retract your well-worded promises when the place/angle turns out to be a dud? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

A little 1099, a little W2. How do I file?

A little 1099, a little W2. How do I file? [more inside]
posted by jmoneystl on Jan 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Unemployment-filter: freelance job, getting paid with two checks..how to claim?

Unemployment-filter: freelance job, getting paid with two checks..how to claim? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Jan 21, 2010 - 5 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

Fire the client?

If you don't fire the client, how do you manage the relationship? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 11, 2010 - 22 answers

You've got to spend money to make money

Five years ago I was a senior marketing coordinator and graphic designer at a successful start-up. I left to be a stay-at-home mom. Bring me up to speed on what equipment I would need to do freelance graphic design and marketing work at this point of time. What has changed in the last five years? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Jan 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Inverted pyramid not required.

Competent journalist with not-so-competent (yet) French skills, hoping to freelance in France. What non-traditional venues can I pursue? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Jan 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Freelancer, you suck.

My freelance job is negotiating the hours I turned in, and refusing to pay me. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by beingresourceful on Jan 5, 2010 - 29 answers

Archiving Freelance Internet Writing

How do freelance web writers/journalists archive their published work for portfolios or C.V.s or other reasons? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jan 5, 2010 - 4 answers

How can a mother with tiny kids make a living?

Brainstorm with me. I've got two babies, a failed life plan, no resume, and I need to build a future. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2009 - 39 answers

I've been freelancing for 3 years. What the heck do I put on my resume? Say at an interview?

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?
posted by OrangeSoda on Dec 25, 2009 - 3 answers

How to handle taxes when you earn money in different ways?

Tax advice for a freelancer, contractor, and full-time employee [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Dec 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Their lovin' don't pay my bills

I'm a freelance writer who's considering suing a client for nonpayment. Before I go there, please give me the benefit of your experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 12 answers

How much to charge for a catalog essay?

How much should a freelance writer charge for a catalog essay? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Dec 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Will a newspaper job inch me closer to a career in public relations?

Job_Offer_Filter: I'm a struggling freelance writer trying to (someday) break into the pr/communications field. I've just been offered a staff writer position at a small local newspaper. Does accepting the job inch me closer to my desired field? Or just burden me with a ton of unmarketable experience? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Nov 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Brand me

What is that I'm doing? Tag my business. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Which NYC area colleges and Universities are teaching valid hand marked-up xhtml and css in their web design courses?

Which (if any) NYC area colleges and Universities are teaching valid hand marked-up xhtml and css in their web design courses? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper on Nov 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Freelance to Freedom

Books on freelancing? Looking for inspiration to take the plunge. [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Nov 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Who outsources to Cleveland, anyway?

Apparently I am one of the freelancers whose profiles Outsourcingroom.com (allegedly) stole from elance. Unfortunately, the Outsourcingroom.com profile appears very high in Google searching for my name. How can I get Google to remove this badness from their index? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Nov 10, 2009 - 2 answers

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