Expenses And Reimbursement For Freelancers And Consultants

Have a new freelance gig or consulting client? Wonderful. Now it's time to figure out how you're handling expenses and reimbursement. Different clients handle reimbursement and filing expenses differently. This isn't just a matter of paperwork--it means a lot to your wallet and how much money...

Wonder – A Way To Get Paid For Research (And Find Out Anything Online)

Here's an interesting project: Wonder is a new online service that lets you ask researchers to assemble reports on anything you ask. They're also actively looking for freelance researchers. The Simple Dollar's Jon Gorey says that Wonder is looking for freelance researchers who can assist on research...

The Growing Freelancer And Independent Contractor Economy

So, this is fascinating. Two economists, Lawrence F. Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger of Princeton University, recently wrote an extensive report on the size and shape of the freelance economy. Their paper, The Rise Of Alternative Work Arrangements And The Gig Economy, covers...

The Downsides Of Freelancing

While self-employment and freelancing offer a ton of career benefits, there are also some drawbacks too. As you embark on your freelance career (or figure out your best path if you're already in the lifestyle!), keep these in mind: Lack Of Steady Income If your clients...

The Best Parts Of Freelancing

Here are a few reasons why it's great to be a freelancer: Flexible Schedules You don't have to work 9-5. Freelancing means you can figure out your own work routine, pick and choose what tasks you work on, and tackle projects in a way that makes...

The Five Types Of Freelancers

Millions of Americans work as freelancers in one field or another. They do everything from mowing lawns to researching legal briefs to driving cars to writing Hollywood scripts. If you freelance, how would you define your job and what you do? Personal finance blog The Simple...