The Wethos Collective -- Blog

101 Freelancers Guide to W-2s and 1099s

Posted by Ashlee Crisitan on Jan 2, 2019 5:38:50 AM

No matter what your work status, be it full-timer, freelancer, or somewhere in-between I think we can all agree that taxes are THE WORST. Sure they pay for important things like roads, and schools, and a variety of other things that our society needs to function, but at times they can seem needlessly complicated and difficult to get right. Oftentimes freelancers feel the sting of tax woes more than most folks because they are more likely to have a much more complicated tax situation than others. Fear not dear American taxpayer, there’s hope for you yet! Knowledge is in fact, power, and the better you can arm yourself with the right knowledge about taxes, the better off you will be.

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Topics: Freelance, Freelancing, Get Started

Five Nonprofit Workplace Trends — And What They Mean For Freelancers.

Posted by Amber Smith on Jan 2, 2019 5:08:08 AM

Perhaps not obviously so, the nonprofit and freelance economies are interconnected. When policies are enacted that mean less government support for nonprofit organizations, that means the pressure on these organizations to fill gaps in human services, such as providing support for education, health, and to fight poverty increases. And that means already strained nonprofits need a larger workforce to help address these big needs — leading to half of surveyed nonprofits reporting plans to increase their staff size in 2017. At the same time, more than half of all employers across the sectors are seeking contract workers.

Many folks are currently gravitating towards meaningful work in the nonprofit sector, and yet many others are drawn to the flexibility and creative challenges of a freelancing lifestyle. Throw the two together, and you get a subculture of employees itching to do good through their work without wanting to sacrifice the freedom freelancing might afford them.

As the Nonprofit sector’s workplace style changes, those looking to freelance in the sector will feel it, too. Here are a few ways how:

#1: Greater demand for workers means more salary transparency

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Topics: Insider, Freelance, Freelancing

How To Self-Reflect For Successful Self-Employment

Posted by Vivian Nunez on Oct 18, 2018 4:51:52 PM

Whether you’re debating switching from 9-to-5 to full-time, being-your-own-boss kind of work, or graduating from college and knowing that traditional isn’t for you — that first gut feeling should only be considered the beginning of the conversation you should be having with yourself.

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Topics: Freelance, Freelancing, Get Started, Tips/Tricks

Meet Phil Dearing, Co-Founder of Second Day: "Don't Choose Between Accelerating Your Career And Making Social Impact"

Posted by Alexis Nunez on Oct 11, 2018 12:54:29 PM

For some of us, it’s hard. It’s hard to make the connection between what we’re good at, what excites us, what makes us money, what connects us with other people, what will make us grow/learn, and what a business or our world at large could truly benefit from that only we can contribute to.

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Topics: Freelance, Freelancing, Wethos x Second Day, Impact, Professional Development

Designing With Purpose: Takeaways From Freelance Designer Raul Flores

Posted by Jay Li on Oct 5, 2018 3:20:56 PM

Jay Li from SecondDay sat down with Raul Flores, a freelance designer at Wethos teams interested in web design, photography, UI/UX, and digital media. They discuss how to break into the social impact/non-profit space as a “creative”, what it means to be a designer in today’s day and age, and how to move forward in our professional and creative development.

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Topics: Freelance, Freelancing, Creativity, Wethos x Second Day, Design

Amp Up Your Giving Season Results

Posted by Amber Smith on Sep 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

The best fundraisers are authentic friends. They genuinely care about the wellbeing of their donors, understand their needs and what drives them and, when it’s time to “make the ask”, aren’t trying to pitch or sell. Rather, they are giving their donors a gift -- the gift of an opportunity to find meaning, purpose, and connection.

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Topics: Insider, Freelance, wethos teams, Freelancing, Freelance projects, Get Started, Tips/Tricks

Being Self-Employed Doesn't Mean You Can't Have A Co-Worker Support Group

Posted by Vivian Nunez on Sep 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How To Use Your Friend Group As Your Personal Board of Advisors

One of the biggest gaps of being self-employed is that you're siloed out from coworkers and touch points that help you see where you're going. I've tapped into my friends often to run ideas by them and get feedback. There are certain ways to do this so that you're not overextending your friendship.

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Topics: Freelance, Freelancing, Collaboration, Tips/Tricks

How Collaborating Makes Us More Powerful As Individuals

Posted by Allie Murphy on Aug 20, 2018 3:42:36 PM

Ideas can come about from a single person. To bring the idea to fruition, however, it takes a team of creative and beautiful minds. A team equipped with different perspectives, imaginations, skill sets, expertise, and visions. These attributes offered by several people as opposed to just one individual can turn an idea, project, or invention into its best possible version. That’s what the Wethos team believes in any way.

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Topics: Freelance, Collective, Freelancing, Freelance projects, Collaboration