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Started by StudioMonkey, August 14, 2014, 07:00:58 AM

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I used to work Freelance from home but had to get a proper job when the work dried up.  I stay in touch with some of the people I used to work for and each summer I do Holiday Cover for 2 weeks. 

Just done the Holiday Cover for this year, starting work early and finishing early so I can get home to work on anything that comes in.  Not a peep.  Nada.  Zip.  No work came in over the 2 weeks.  Now I remember why I quit Freelance.
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I'll do freelance for a selected few who actually have a history of paying their bill. I got tired of getting the Louisville Slugger out to get my money. People are assholes.
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Have you tried emailing them? Use the excuse that you were thinking of taking some time off and wanted to get your upcoming schedule sorted out.


i just dont have the hustle anymore to chase down the work.


Working freelance means dealing with people (shudder), and I try to avoid that whenever possible.

I worked six years putting out a weekly paper for somebody I never met in person, all done by e-mail. That's the ticket. Keeps you from committing violence.
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That's the way to do it. But there are the ones that want to meet for no apparent reason. Why? Unless I'm picking something up and why am I picking something up? Email it. "I'd love to see your studio".  :wtf: No.


My freelance studio is in a van, down by the river.
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I'd love to see my studio too. My office has been the official dumping ground of shit the GF doesn't know what to do with. 
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Quote from: DCurry on August 14, 2014, 12:59:52 PM...where your business cards won't amount to JACK SQUAT!

Or you use them for ROLLING DOOBIES!!!


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My 'Studio' was the spare bedroom.  I had a devil of a job getting my 'Business Address' taken off all the B2B websites I registered with.  One or two would not take an entry without a street address.
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