[NABS-L] Self employment inquiry
mendezgabriel2000 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 17:27:44 UTC 2019
I've been self-employed for over a year now and I can tell you some of the
pros and cons I've experienced.
- You can set your own schedule and work when you want
- You have the freedom to work wherever you want
- You can set your own prices based on what you think your work is worth.
- As long as you have a phone, a computer, and an internet connection you
won't need anything else.
- Your tax situation gets a bit more complicated than with a W2. Business
tax deductions, tax credit criteria, and having to account for business
expenses can be a hassle.
- You will likely earn less than you expect at first since you have to
build your brand first.
- You will have to find clients and deal with unexpected circumstances like
them not paying you or disappearing on you without a trace.
I think the best thing about freelancing/self-employment is that you don't
have to worry about transportation to and from work. It definitely isn't
for everyone, but it can serve as a good source of alternative income if
you're dedicated to it.
UAH C/O 2023
On Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 9:54 AM Mariya Vasileva via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Thanks, I really appreciate the advice.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Oct 13, 2019, at 06:49, Harry Staley via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> > I have been self employed in the past. The pay may seem awesome but
> there are drawbacks. Your tax situation will get much more complicated and
> you will need to find and manage your own benefits such as health
> insurance, life insurance, etc. that being said if you are passionate about
> your craft, are competent, and can network the sky is the limit as an
> > There are two job markets the one where you apply through the normal HR
> channels and the job market made up of connections and relationships.
> > Harry Staley
> > (330) 718-1876
> > hstaley at nfbtx.org
> >> On Oct 12, 2019, at 20:12, Mariya Vasileva via NABS-L <
> nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> Hi, has anyone on this list been self employed? If so, what is it like
> and is there anyone doing this in Atlanta? I am asking because seeking
> regular employment with my handful work experience is damn near impossible.
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