Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Life As A Freelancer

Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Life As A Freelancer

Abandoning the office world for life as an independent contractor has its appeal, but there are significant downsides to cutting the corporate cord to make a go of it on your own. The bonuses of breaking free of the standard workweek come at a considerable price. [More]

3 Ways To Cope With That Flakiest Of Bosses: Yourself

If you leave the work force to become a freelancer/contractor, you’re blessed with the freedom of making your own hours and deciding to do only the work you deem to be worth doing. The downside is that your new boss — you — may be an unreasonable slave-driver or a rubber-spined pushover. [More]

What To Do If Your 1099 Is Wrong

What To Do If Your 1099 Is Wrong

It’s tough enough for freelancers to calculate and pay the taxes they owe on income from which no funds have been withheld, but even more difficult if their bosses screw up their tax info. If the company you work for incorrectly reports your income on a 1099 form, you’ll be on the hook for paying taxes on that amount unless you can set things straight. [More]

How To Find Extra Time When It Seems Like There Is None

How To Find Extra Time When It Seems Like There Is None

Just about everyone you meet thinks they’re busier than everyone else. We become entranced in our routines, disappointed that we can’t accomplish more while we remain oblivious to the opportunities we unwittingly waste. [More]

Photographer Looking For People To Do Their Jobs For Free

Photographer Looking For People To Do Their Jobs For Free

Deciding to turn the tables, one Atlanta photographer has posted an ad to the talent gigs section of Craigslist looking for people to do their jobs for him for free. “I am a photographer and since people are always looking for free shoots I assume that they must also do their job, or provide their services, for free,” the post reads. “Just think, you will gain more experience, and I will put the word out for you and let everyone know what wonderful work you do.” Here’s the full ad. [More]

Online Calculator Helps You Figure Out Your Freelancer Rate

Online Calculator Helps You Figure Out Your Freelancer Rate

One of the hardest things about going freelance is figuring out what hourly rate to charge. Freelance Switch has an easy-to-use online calculator to helps you figure that out. [More]