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Two Tax Questions!

It's weird to ask tax questions in May, but I'm trying to be nicer to myself next April. If I have a full time job that involves attending events, can I write off expenses regarding those events? And, if I'm anticipating having to file freelancer taxes next year, how much of that untaxed income should I be setting aside to pay taxes? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 13, 2016 - 4 answers

I just started a job organizing people's email. I have some questions.

So, thanks partially to the response I received from a previous question, I've begun a sidebusiness organizing people's email inboxes: basically, helping people handle their email without getting overwhelmed, while also more generally helping with personal email/digital workflow. As this is somewhat of a unique project, I have two questions with not-entirely-obvious answers. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Dec 30, 2015 - 9 answers

Portfolio website for a freelance writer -- what to use?

As a freelance writer/editor, I want to set up a website for several years of clips and a short bio. I want something that is going to be around for a while, so I'm leaning toward Wordpress or Squarespace (can write off cost as a business expense) rather than a more specialized site. I found some previous questions about this but they were from 2006/2010. Good examples of individual freelancers' sites are welcome too.
posted by trillian on May 4, 2015 - 11 answers

Hired to come in and organize your online/email life - is this a job?

So, there exists such a thing as professional declutterers and organizers, who'll come to your home or office and help you get your stuff together. My question: is there an analogous gig where someone exclusively helps someone else get their personal email/digital/workflow life together (no other apartment/home organizing involved)? Like, say, getting to Inbox Zero, or at least having a system for how they can handle email without feeling overwhelmed? Or helping them track their work more effectively? (Details/background inside.) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Apr 10, 2015 - 11 answers

Collecting Unpaid Freelancer Wages in Wisconsin

I completed freelance work for a company that I used to work for. It's been three months and I haven't been paid the roughly $900 that I'm owed. I have a signed contract and the deliverable has been received and acknowledged. What can I do to get paid? [more inside]
posted by HonorShadow on Nov 12, 2014 - 15 answers

Incredibly basic question on freelancing, invoices and self-employment

This is extremely basic, I know, but I can't seem to find a good answer on this: I'm transitioning out of my full-time job to working on freelance gigs. The only problem: I'm starting to put together invoices, and it seems like you might need a company name to do so. Is that correct? Does one need a registered company/incorporation to freelance? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 17, 2014 - 16 answers

Preparing to pay taxes as a freelancer

I’ve just started freelancing as a copywriter and have some questions about preparing to pay taxes, and what I can claim as expenses. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jul 13, 2014 - 16 answers

Need a rate for .NET development for agency with pressing need

I've been approached to do some short-term project work for an agency here in New York City who is up against a tight deadline with their client, and need some advice about rates. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2013 - 2 answers

How to get started in freelance technical training

My day job involves teaching a particular subject to people working in a particular field at a large university. How can I get started doing the same thing on a freelance basis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2013 - 1 answer

How do I reach freelancers in NYC

Hope me Metafilter! I have a service I am trying to market to freelancers (of the mostly digital kind -- designers, photographers, etc) in NYC. I am on a shoestring budget. How do I get my message out in front of them? Where are freelancers hanging out in this city? I'm open to any and all suggestions about reaching freelancers in NYC. Thanks!
posted by johnnybeggs on Sep 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Dentist Recommendations for Guardian Mananged DentalGuard in NYC

Does anyone had any personal recommendations for a dentist under Guardian Mananged DentalGuard in NYC (Manhattan or Brooklyn.) [more inside]
posted by c on Jul 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Which Selling Platform is Best?

I am working on a list since 2004 that I think would be salable. It's publicly available contact information for radio, TV, magazines, syndicates, newspapers, book publishers and agents. I'm a freelancer and I originally started it because I wanted to be able to reach these sources to interest them in my content. But I realized it could be a product. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 27, 2013 - 4 answers

I'm not sure if I should discontinue my health insurance or not.

I'm not sure if i should discontinue my health coverage or not, and how to handle it - and if there's any way to *temporarily* discontinue my health coverage. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I warn my clients I'm not going to be available when I don't know when I'm not going to be available

I am going to be having some medical procedures and I am a freelancer. I have a lot of regular clients who send a lot of work irregularly. I do not know when my medical appointments and procedures are going to be happening (it's fertility treatment related) so it may be that they will not affect particular clients. It's personal, and I don't want to tell my clients the details (if it was like a knee op I'd be fine) and I am at a loss to know how to pre-warn my valued regular clients. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Health Insurance suggestions for a Los Angeles freelancer?

Health insurance for a 40 year old male freelancer in Los Angeles. Help me Obi-Wan-Ask-Metafilter, you're my only hope. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 29, 2012 - 9 answers

What an I negotiate for in my new job?

I was told the job was salaried, they offered to me but as a freelancer. Can I use this as a negotiating strategy? [more inside]
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party? on Oct 9, 2012 - 24 answers

How do you manage your time as a freelance worker?

How do you manage your time and priorities as work ebbs and flows during your life as a freelancer? What do you do with your days between big jobs? What portion of your time is spent on paying work, managing your business (taxes, bills, sending invoices, etc.), personal/professional development, trying to find more work, networking, etc.? Do you deal with deluges and droughts, or is your work more steady and consistent, and how much control do you have about this situation? What do you do during lulls? How long did it take you to become comfortable with your workload after you became a freelancer? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Sep 10, 2012 - 5 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

What's the long term & retirement like for freelancers?

What is the long-term freelancer outlook like? Where "long term" equals 10 years in until retirement? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 27, 2012 - 2 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

Raise Your Hand if You're Insured

How do artists and writers in Los Angeles get health insurance? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Apr 4, 2012 - 12 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

What is the proper way to test a website idea?

What is the proper way to test a website idea? [more inside]
posted by djfreex on Nov 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Business and Friendship Situation

What should a new freelancer do with a "client" that they don't really want to work with, without putting their best friend in an awkward situation? [more inside]
posted by it's a long way to south america on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

What's the best way to save for retirement as a freelancer?

What's the best way to save for retirement as a freelancer? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Sep 28, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm looking for an "Infographics R Us"..

What should I expect when creating a cool infographic? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Sep 14, 2011 - 4 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

Can my employer doctor my resume?

WorkplaceEthicsFilter: Can my employers doctor my resume for a client presentation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

accountant freelance taxes

I'm a freelance graphic designer and I need a great (and reasonably friendly) accountant in the NYC area. Maybe an online/remote accountant would be ok too? I don't feel the need to see someone in person, but I'm not sure a far-off accountant would be familiar enough with NY/NJ tax laws. Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Dec 15, 2010 - 1 answer

How much to charge as a freelance book publicist?

How much to charge as a freelance book publicist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2010 - 1 answer

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

Can I get individual health insurance coverage for one month?

Can I get individual health insurance coverage for one month? Is it possible to individual health insurance for one month. My COBRA ends this month, I am going to be covered by another employer in November. [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Sep 29, 2009 - 5 answers

How to professionally manage freelance writing about my industry?

How do I successfully do freelance writing (my night job) about my industry (my day job)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

What should my freelance writer resume look like if I'm actually an engineer?

What's the best way to change my engineering resume into one more appropriate for a freelance writer? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Aug 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I start an S-Corp/LLC in NYC?

I have to start up an LLC or S-Corp. How do I begin this process? Also, if you have experience with a good accountant in NYC who is familiar with this process, care to pass a recommendation? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Apr 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Help Me Fill in My Blanks

Seeking Sample Freelance Contract Suitable for Filling-in-the-Blanking. A few weeks ago I posted this and got all kinds of good advice and cheerleading (thanks to all!). It worked- I had a great time chatting up Mr. Big and they agreed to pay me what I- with bated breath- asked for. Now I need to find a contract to make it legal and am hoping one of you has a sample or suggestions on where to find one. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 23, 2007 - 3 answers

freelancers: family time vs. work time?

Full-time freelance writers: how do you divide personal/professional time? [more inside]
posted by clairezulkey on Aug 3, 2006 - 6 answers

How to find a Freelance PHP Programmer?

Where can I go to find a reliable freelancer to do some PHP programming for me? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Are freelance writer marketplaces a racket?

Anyone out there ever forked over money to join a freelance writing marketplace website, like the one at MediaBistro, or Freelance Work Exchange? What's it like in there: are reputable folks hiring? Is it drawing away employers from free sites like Craigslist, or vice-versa? And was it worth it?
posted by johngoren on Dec 20, 2005 - 5 answers

Where to find NYC freelance web developers?

Is there a good clearinghouse-type site to match organizations offering up web development work with qualified freelancers and small shops, specifically in NYC? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Sep 8, 2005 - 4 answers

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