ISO freelancers with part-time jobs that offer health insurance…

September 3rd, 2009

…I’d like to interview you for my next column. The skinny:

If you’re a full-time (or nearly full-time) freelancer or small business owner who keeps a part-time retail, clerical, cashier, dog poop scooping, or other lowish-paying job because of the health insurance, I want to know. I’d like to hear about both your jobs and how much money you’re saving in health care premiums by keeping the part-time mercenary gig. I’m also curious about whether your customers know about your part-time gig at the grocery/shoe/pet supply store — and whether your part-time employer knows that you double as a self-employed designer/copywriter/programmer. Do you ever get the “You’re folding jeans? But I thought you were a bigshot author!” treatment?

Please note: I’m only interested in hearing from self-employed folks working at least 25 to 30 hours a week on their freelance/entrepreneurial gig and making at least half their living from it. Doesn’t matter how many or few hours a week you work at your part-time mercenary gig. It’s fine if you want to be anonymous. If interested, email me here by Monday please. Thanks so much!

Entry Filed under: Balance,This freelance life

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ashley  |  September 4th, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Once I figure this out – I will make the leap to being freelance nearly full-time.

    Can’t wait to read the article!

  • 2. Local Jobs Everywhere  |  September 14th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I was a freelance real state agent before. But now I prefer to work in a company where it is more stable and offers benefits.

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