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Freelance Woes
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:00:58 AM »
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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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 09:59:12 AM »
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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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 01:42:41 PM »
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.

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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 02:13:00 PM »
i just dont have the hustle anymore to chase down the work.

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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 02:23:32 PM »
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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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 02:41:09 PM »
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.

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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 02:41:42 PM »
My freelance studio is in a van, down by the river.
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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 02:49:29 PM »
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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 02:59:52 PM »
...where your business cards won't amount to JACK SQUAT!
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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 03:08:05 PM »
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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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 03:11:19 PM »

...where your business cards won't amount to JACK SQUAT!


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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 03:20:36 PM »
 :laugh: Well la-de-freakin'-dah! We got ourselves a writer here! Hey, Dad, I can't see too good. Is that Bill Shakespeare over there?
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Re: Freelance Woes
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2014, 09:28:10 AM »
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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