Are freelancers unique?

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I’ve been doing the Freelance Forecast for four years now, and in addition to the many thoughtful responses I receive to the survey itself, it’s always interesting when someone takes the time to offer detailed criticism—constructive, nit-picky or otherwise. So, I thought I’d pass along a piece of correspondence I received the other day for your consideration: [Read more…]

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Take the Freelance Forecast 2012 survey

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NOTE: The 2102 Freelance Forecast survey is no longer open for submissions–but thank you for your interest!

Yes, it’s time for the Freelance Forecast 2012 survey—an annual forum for freelancers and clients who hire freelance creatives to opine on the best (and worst) practices in the industry, assess their results in 2011 and offer their insights on expectations for 2012. [Read more…]

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Freelance Forecast survey results

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It’s here! Download Freelance Forecast 2011 (pdf, 1.5MB).

Many thanks to all the freelancers and freelance clients who contributed their opinions and insights to the third annual Freelance Forecast. Bookmark or RSS this blog for the announcement of the 2012 survey in December. If you participated this year, you’ll automatically be notified when the new survey comes out. If you didn’t participate this year, please subscribe and indicate your survey preference through the signup form in the right-hand column.

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Freelance Forecast: 54% of freelancers make financial mistake

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In examining the recent results of the Freelance Forecast 2010 survey, one particular answer shocked me: 54% of the respondents said they did not contribute to any retirement plan in 2009. (Even 46% of those who’ve been freelancing for 10 years or more didn’t contribute.) There might be some reasonable explanations—bad financial year, already contribute the max to a spouse’s account, already independently wealthy, want to keep freelancing forever, want to pay more taxes—but it still gives me pause to think that freelancers make a major financial mistake by not adequately preparing for the future. [Read more…]

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Freelance Forecast 2010 survey results

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Freelance Forecast is Boomvang Creative Group‘s annual survey of creative freelancers—writers, editors, graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, photographers, PR pros and all varieties of solo entrepreneurs—as well as the clients who hire them for freelance jobs. If you did not participate this year, but would like to be notified about the upcoming Freelance Forecast in December, please subscribe to the email list via the sign-up box in the right sidebar.

  • Download Freelance Forecast 2010 (.pdf)
  • Download Freelance Forecast 2009 (.pdf)
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