freelancing

23 Sep 2019

Lessons for Freelance Writers Competing in Our Gig Economy

By Dee Dee Thompson When I decided to start freelance content writing back in December 2018, I’d just gotten fired from a sales role after only five weeks. Honestly, it was the best news ever (I hated that job), but I still worried about my finances and scrambled to find

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31 Mar 2017

Tax and Flu Season Feel the Same

The last time I felt this nauseated, angry and anxious was when I had morning sickness. I never threw up over homework assignments in high school. Not even when I was a sleep deprived, hormonal, overachiever taking an absurd amount of AP classes. I’m not pregnant, I don’t have the flu,

Kaytlin Bailey 0
18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
15 Jan 2016

How to Do Tax Returns if You’re Self Employed and Broke

Guest post by John Gillingham, a San Francisco CPA specializing in small business taxes at Gillingham CPA and makes apps to teach accounting and taxes. Taxes suck. So you are driving around a pink mustached Lyft in order to follow your creative, but less profitable pursuits. Maybe you illegally rent

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 1
05 Jan 2015

Work Less, Barter More, Live Better: A Free-Lancers Guide to Bartering

In the last 6 months alone, I have bartered for 20/20 vision via $4000 Lasik eye surgery, $2500 in catering, $400 worth of handyman work, $660 worth of hypnotherapy sessions, 20 Kinky Salon tickets, $1200 worth of gym membership/ personal training, $140 Deva hair cuts, and a $390 Burningman ticket. If I can barter for all

Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire 0
07 Jul 2014

How to Survive as a Broke-Ass Writer in San Francisco

Being a Broke-Ass Writer in San Francisco is only tricky if you try to get your start as a writer in San Francisco. This is a seven by seven mile city with a small number of serious online publications and newspapers. If you’re serious about getting published in serious media outlets,

Jordannah Elizabeth - Commonwealth Columnist 0
07 May 2014

The Work From Home Checklist: Things to Do Before You Leave the House

More and more people these days are freelancing or working for themselves. This also means that more and more people are working from home, which in turn means more and more people are becoming unhygienic shut-ins with diminishing social skills. At first the idea of working form home seems awesome,

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12 Apr 2011

Freelancing Your Way Around New York

If you’re like me and you either have a job but don’t have an office, or have several freelance jobs and don’t have an office and your home is not exactly the most productive or comfortable place to be, you’re going to need a good, reliable work spot. Here are

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
26 Jul 2010

Four Fail-proof Ways to Make and Save Thousands of Dollars a Year on Craigslist

When you need a new roommate to help cover half the costs of your midtown (or uptown or downtown) studio ‘“ because your previous roommate decided to skip out on the lease early to ‘œfind’ himself somewhere in Sumatra ‘“ Craigslist is likely the first place you look. But Craigslist’s

Mikey Rox - Cut-Rate Copywriter 0