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It seems I am going to end up working as a freelancer/independent contractor. I am considering jobs in the publishing industry, anything that has to do with writing, editing, and translating. I really do not have any experience when it comes to freelancing myself in America. From what I understood, it basically means running your own business, taking care of your own taxes, paying social security, etc. Have you ever been self-employed? Have you ever considered this option? I am really new at this, it might be a great opportunity to build myself professionally, but it is only the beginning, and I do not have much of a vision yet. Any input would be appreciated.

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Hello!

It seems I am going to end up working as a freelancer/independent contractor. I am considering jobs in the publishing industry, anything that has to do with writing, editing, and translating. I really do not have any experience when it comes to freelancing myself in America. From what I understood, it basically means running your own business, taking care of your own taxes, paying social security, etc. Have you ever been self-employed? Have you ever considered this option? I am really new at this, it might be a great opportunity to build myself professionally, but it is only the beginning, and I do not have much of a vision yet. Any input would be appreciated.

I started working as a freelance content writer and translator just recently. Surely, there is a lot to read and consult on how to go about with your taxes. I suggest you research a bit. So far it's been easy for me to keep track of what I'm making since I'm receiving all my payments via PayPal. However, when it comes time to file taxes, we'll see how I do. Good luck!

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I started working as a freelance content writer and translator just recently. Surely, there is a lot to read and consult on how to go about with your taxes. I suggest you research a bit. So far it's been easy for me to keep track of what I'm making since I'm receiving all my payments via PayPal. However, when it comes time to file taxes, we'll see how I do. Good luck!

Check this out:

http://www.writing.org/html/a_taxes.htm

Thank you! I am at the very beginning of my business adventure. I am scared a bit because I do not know much about running one's own business. It seems like a very good idea, and I was given a great opportunity recently . When it comes to taxes, I will probably find an accountant eventually, but it is so hard to plan anything because you never know with freelancing. It seems so risky, but it is also very attractive at the same time.

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Thank you! I am at the very beginning of my business adventure. I am scared a bit because I do not know much about running one's own business. It seems like a very good idea, and I was given a great opportunity recently . When it comes to taxes, I will probably find an accountant eventually, but it is so hard to plan anything because you never know with freelancing. It seems so risky, but it is also very attractive at the same time.

Yeah, well I'm not running a business per say, I'm providing services, which is easier I guess. My husband has an accountant that does his taxes every year, so I would be bringing everything to him when the time comes. For now, I have to keep track of the earnings, receipts, etc.

It's nice to be self-employed because you basically make your own schedule. On the other hand, it's very difficult because when you're starting, you're working ALL the time. Well, that is if you want to see money. :P

Good luck to you, and feel free to contact me if you find an easy way on how to do this freelance stuff.

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There are quarterly (every 3 months) tax filings and deposits that may be required for your self employment business. You also may want to set up a company. Before starting your venture it would be wise to sit down with a CPA to go over what is needed.


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I've read about the SE tax (http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98846,00.html), and I am supposed to become an independent contractor/freelance copy editor. This makes me self-employed. In my state, a sole proprietorship does not have to be registered and there are no fees. Other business structures must be registered.

While I am ready to do everything to fulfill their expectations, I am not sure if the company will be satisfied with my work and if they will keep sending me assignments. Now, this makes me cautious, but they were happy with me so far (I had to take a free course/training provided by them). They say that the work is not guaranteed and that everything depends on my expertise and professionalism. I know that some people really hate those taxes :innocent: , but taxes really do not bother me :whistle: . I just want to get them right, and this is an opportunity I simply cannot miss.

I've been looking for a good job for quite a long time in the USA; I worked as a part-time cook for over a year. I was breathing, eating, and living English for five years in college, and this seems to be my big chance. :blush:

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I've read about the SE tax (http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98846,00.html), and I am supposed to become an independent contractor/freelance copy editor. This makes me self-employed. In my state, a sole proprietorship does not have to be registered and there are no fees. Other business structures must be registered.

While I am ready to do everything to fulfill their expectations, I am not sure if the company will be satisfied with my work and if they will keep sending me assignments. Now, this makes me cautious, but they were happy with me so far (I had to take a free course/training provided by them). They say that the work is not guaranteed and that everything depends on my expertise and professionalism. I know that some people really hate those taxes :innocent: , but taxes really do not bother me :whistle: . I just want to get them right, and this is an opportunity I simply cannot miss.

I've been looking for a good job for quite a long time in the USA; I worked as a part-time cook for over a year. I was breathing, eating, and living English for five years in college, and this seems to be my big chance. :blush:

Send me a PM on your inquiries. Im here in AZ. I put up my own photography business. I could share you what i learned so far. For IRS concerns, i have weekly updates on what is happening. I could forward you the e-mail so you could be added in the distribution list. The sender is an IRS person, her main function is to inform small businesses for any update.

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Send me a PM on your inquiries. Im here in AZ. I put up my own photography business. I could share you what i learned so far. For IRS concerns, i have weekly updates on what is happening. I could forward you the e-mail so you could be added in the distribution list. The sender is an IRS person, her main function is to inform small businesses for any update.

Thanks a lot! I will as soon as I make a list of questions. Won't be that long.

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for tax purposes, it sounds like yer a sole proprietor, so study the schedule c instructions thoroughly - there's deductions that you'll prolly want to use, reduce yer tax burden.


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There are quarterly (every 3 months) tax filings and deposits that may be required for your self employment business. You also may want to set up a company. Before starting your venture it would be wise to sit down with a CPA to go over what is needed.

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