Archive for January 2018

What’s My Type? Defining The Independent Worker

There are a myriad of words, phrases, and terms used to describe independent workers. Are you a freelancer, self-employed, independent consultant, independent contractor, side-gigger, on-demand worker, solopreneur, or some combination thereof? To both the outside world and the independent worker, these terms can be quite confusing. Many have conflicting definitions, particularly when it comes to…

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The Weekly Independent: January 15, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Find out if you’re ready to make the leap to independent consulting. What the self-employed need to know about the new…

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5 Questions to Answer when Considering a a Career as an Independent Professional

The decision to pursue an independent career can be both exciting and scary. The rewards of being your own boss, working flexible hours, and the ability to pursue what you’re passionate about are great, but as an independent, you also assume the challenges, risks, and infrastructure of running a business. In his webinar, Going Independent: Are You…

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Contract Bill Rate vs Pay Rate: What is the Difference?

Bill rate and pay rate are easy terms to confuse—they both factor into the decision of how much you should charge for your services as an independent contractor. When negotiating with a client at the start of a project, make sure you are clear on your rates, and if you are discussing dollars in terms of…

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The Weekly Independent: January 8, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. The benefits and drawbacks of the new tax bill for gig workers, according to the New York Times. A proposal from…

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Time Tracking and Billing for Independent Contractors

As an independent consultant, tracking and billing time is an essential part of your job. Whether you charge clients by the hour or by the project, knowing how and where you spend your time will keep your business both productive and profitable. How you manage your billable and non-billable hours as an independent determines how much…

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The Weekly Independent: January 2, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. A reflection on major independent workforce trends from 2017 and a look ahead to new changes in 2018. The Washington Post…

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