Foundations in Freelance

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What is a W9 and Why Do I Need One?

For many new freelancers, the business aspects can be confusing. There are entire lists of documents you’ll need to have on hand that can be incredibly foreign if you’ve never worked in an independent contracting capacity. Luckily, that’s why Foundations in Freelance was created. Let’s dive in and demystify one of the most common documents … Continue reading What is a W9 and Why Do I Need One?

Diversifying Your Practice

As interpreters, it’s very easy for us to rely on one of two agencies and maintain a reasonable schedule for years at a time. While the stability of it all can be incredibly rewarding, it can also place your future and practice at risk. Without a diverse variety of work in your practice, when things … Continue reading Diversifying Your Practice

Late Payments & Nonpayment.

As independent contractors, we’re in charge of own rates, schedules and billing which can sometimes be a real hassle if you have a client that just won’t pay you. Non-payment can happen for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes, you’ll send your invoice to an inbox that is no longer monitored because the person in charge … Continue reading Late Payments & Nonpayment.

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