Re: Going freelance?

Subject: Re: Going freelance?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 10:30:57 -0700

Laws vary from state to state, but I don't think incorporation is
necessary in any state, and the tax advantages people imagine it will
provide are mostly not allowed for sole proprietorships. In
California, one client wanted me to have a federal tax ID and a DBA.

Read up on the IRS regulations on self-employment and estimated taxes.
Put 25-35% of your gross minus whatever you pay in estimated taxes in
a savings account so you're not caught short.

On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM, Shari Punyon <sharipunyon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> ... any tips for an experienced writer/project manager, who is a
> newbie freelancer. Where are good places to get jobs? Networking tips? Is
> incorporation necessary, or can you just be registered as a DBA? Any other
> pitfalls, or must-dos? ...
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