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20 Best Independent Contractor Jobs that Pay Well
Independent Contractor Jobs from Home
Are you interested in looking for independent contractor jobs that you can do from home?
If so, you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled some of the best and highest paying independent contractor jobs that you can get started as soon as today.
I am an independent contractor and it’s so liberating working on my own schedule, doing it my way. To understand what an independent contractor is let’s define it.
What Are Independent Contractor Jobs?
In a nutshell, independent contractor jobs are defined as an individual providing service or work to another entity as a non-employee.
There are many pros and cons that are associated with working as an independent contractor, and I’ll start with the pros:
- You’re your own boss
- Flexible schedule
- Higher Income – Most companies pay more for independent contractors because they don’t offer other benefits
- Time – If you specialize in a certain area you become more efficient. The time it takes to do certain jobs/services is reduced as you gain more experience, giving you time to complete other tasks, essentially allowing you to earn more for less time spent.
- Tax breaks – Most of these jobs are considered a home-based business and when you have a home-based business the government sees that as a small business. I have had to pay WELL over $20,000 in taxes because of pure ignorance. I interviewed a CPA here so you guys would never ever make the same mistakes that I did. If you want to start one of these or you already have a business PLEASE watch this , it will save you so much money
- No Benefits ( Health insurance , life insurance, dental, car mileage, etc.) everything is on your own dime.
- Taxes – You’re on your own. I recommend getting a CPA to help you with your taxes. Don’t use sites like TurboTax when you’re working for yourself, those are great sites but I’ve learned that a CPA can better educate you and point you in the right direction when running your own business
- Job Security – You’re on your own so having a good plan in place and solid savings can help if something goes wrong with your current client(s)
Check out your health insurance options that independent contractors are using today
As you can see the pros outweigh the cons and I may be a little biased but I think independent contractor jobs are the best. I’ve worked for both a company and myself and the only thing I regret about becoming an independent contractor is not doing it sooner.
Independent Contractor Jobs challenge you and make you a better version of yourself because you HAVE very little choice to do anything but win. You have no one else to fall back on but yourself, so you’re always putting your best foot forward.
How to Find Independent Contractor Jobs
Use this list! In this article, I will share what I do along with several other independent contractor jobs that pay well giving you the tools and resources you’ll need to get started and how much you can earn.
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Here are the 20+ best Remote Independent Contractor Jobs
1. virtual assistant.
Do you like to see other people succeed? Would you want to be a part of their success? Small business owners and entrepreneurs simply cannot do it all on their own and they look to Virtual Assistants to help take some of the load off their hands so they can focus on other areas of the business.
If this is something you’d like to do you should definitely consider becoming a Virtual Assistant.
How much can I earn? $25-$100 per hour is what you’ll typically see. You can sometimes see rates much lower and even higher depending on your specialty.
How to get started: Kayla Sloan went from being flat broke to building her Virtual Assistant business to $10k a month! She now teaches others how to do the same. Check out her free workshop to see the simple step-by-step process for becoming a Virtual Assistant here .
2. Virtual Bookkeeper
Are you good with numbers? Are you the one who organizes your bills and makes sure things get paid on time? If so, you should consider becoming a Virtual Bookkeeper to help small business owners.
I interviewed two successful stay-at-home moms who do this and started with no previous experience. One of the moms has NINE kids, homeschools six of them and still has enough time to do this on the side earning $2k+ per month.
Check the interview out in my article How to Become a Virtual Bookkeeper.
How much can I earn? Given the right skills and training, you can charge $60 per hour.
How to get started: Take this free class (same class the moms took) to see if this is right for you and step-by-step instructions on how to get started.
3. Independent Contractor Delivery Jobs
If you live in a well-populated area and available to run errands for others you should definitely consider becoming a delivery driver. I did a thorough review of the only delivery driver jobs I recommend here .
How much can I earn? Up to $22 per hour
How to get started: I go in-depth on each company in this article here where you can make an educated decision on which company(s) you should apply to.
4. Teaching and Tutoring Jobs
Do you enjoy helping people learn? There are many ways you can do this and one of the most popular ways is teaching kids in China how to speak English.
You can earn a great side income working up to 3 hours per day! If you have a bachelor’s degree, resident of the U.S. or Canada and at least 1 year of teaching experience (tutoring or mentoring all acceptable) then you can apply to companies like VIPKID .
How much can I earn? For English Speaking jobs you can earn up to $22 per hour and for tutoring jobs, you can earn up to $60 per hour.
How to get started: Check out the best online tutoring jobs hiring now
5. Property Preservation Contractor
You can get into Real Estate and earn a lot of money WITHOUT buying or selling anything. It’s quite clever and something I’m sure you’ve never considered. Here is how it works,
If you look around just about any neighborhood, you’ll notice abandoned houses that are in need of upkeep and maintenance in order to sell. Many of the houses are foreclosed or somewhere in the foreclosure process.
Banks don’t like to manage real estate so they outsource these services to preservation contractors. As a preservation vendor, you’re responsible for the repair and maintenance of any property included in your service area.
Danielle Pierce does this and earns over $400,00 per year while homeschooling her 3 children. She outsources 100% of the work and only does the admin work at home.
How much can I earn? Danielle says that it’s very feasible to gross over $100k+ in revenue within 18 months
How to get started : Check out my interview with Danielle to see how it all works and how to get started
6. Transcription Jobs
Do you have patience, an eye for detail, the ability to sit for long periods of time, and decent typing skills?
If so, you should consider transcribing. Transcription jobs require you to listen to audio files and record (type) what you hear.
How much can I earn? $7-$21 per hour or much more if you start your own business
How to get started: You can take this Free-mini course to see if this is right for you and definitely check out my interview with Kim who does this from home and 6 companies you can apply to.
7. Online Writer
Do you like to write? You can make a lucrative career as a freelance writer. I know, because I interviewed Holly Johnson and she earns over $200,000 per year! I didn’t know that was even possible.
How much can I earn? Holly said that she finds it hard for you NOT to earn AT LEAST $40,000 to $50,000 a year working full-time as a writer.
How to get started: Holly created a free introductory training on how to build a six-figure writing career.
I highly recommend taking the course she created if you want to work from home writing and follow her path to success. I also have a number of ways to get writing gigs in my How to Become a Freelance Writer article.
Do you often find yourself catching spelling errors and grammar mistakes when reading? If so, you can earn a nice income catching other people’s mistakes as a Proofreader.
I interviewed Caitlin Pile who does this and she earned $43,000 working part-time as a proofreader while studying abroad. You can see the full details on how she did it in my How to Become a Proofreader article.
How much can I earn? $1,000-$4,000 per month
How to get started: Check out this free introductory workshop to learn the skills needed to start your own freelance proofreading hustle and to see if this is the right for you.
Have you ever considered blogging? I didn’t until I saw that people were earning $1,000-$50,000 PER MONTH. And now I am!
The best part is that you DO NOT need to be an excellent writer to become a blogger, you just write like you talk.
I also can’t deny how much I love the passive income. For example, I make money when people read my articles from ads like this article you’re reading now.
I did not write this article today and yet it’s making me money. When you get a nice amount of people reading your articles it brings in a nice income. Here’s a screenshot of my earnings for one month.
I also make money in affiliate marketing, I go in great detail in my article how I make money blogging and give you a step-by-step example of how this all works.
I also wrote a guide on how to start a blog and the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.
10. Amazon FBA Reseller
You can make a lot of money reselling products on Amazon for a profit. I know this because my sister does this and earns $2,000 per month on the side with a full-time job. Just think if she had more time!
She was encouraged to start selling when I interviewed Jessica from the Selling family who earns six figures doing this and her husband was able to quit his job to work with her in less than a year of starting!
You can check out the full interview in my How to Sell on Amazon article.
How much can I earn? This really varies but just know you can earn six-figures or more
How to get started: Take this FREE 7 Day Email Course Jessica created on how to start selling on Amazon
Make money flipping products from flea markets or thrift stores. This really is a thing and you can make a lot of money from it.
Rob earned over $130,000 doing this PART-TIME mostly reselling on eBay.
You don’t even need a lot of money to get started either. You can start with a budget of $20-$50 to find items. Based on that, you can make $100-$300 (mostly reselling on eBay) and then take some of the profit and do it again.
How to get started: Rob created a free workshop to help you create a profitable reselling business in as little as 14 days.
Click here to sign up for the free workshop
12. Create and Sell Printables on Etsy
If you are more on the creative side and want to make money making things you should definitely consider doing it on Etsy. I have two really cool interviews from Etsy sellers that do really well.
If you ever thought about creating printables, making them ONCE, and then making money from it over and over again then you’ll definitely want to check my article out on how to make printables on Etsy .
If you want to make products and sell them you’ll want to check out my article from Nicole who made $350,000 on Etsy in a year. Pretty cool.
13. Life Coach
Do you want to help people reach their greatest potential? Have you ever considered becoming a Life Coach?
I interviewed Life Coach Natalie Bacon and she earns six-figures on her way to seven-figures!
How much can I earn? It depends. If you are targeting lower-income, you can charge $47 per hour, if you’re targeting higher-income you could charge $297 per hour or much more. It also depends on your model, are you doing 1-to-1 coaching or group coaching?
How to get started: Check out my article on How to Become a Life Coach and consider taking this very affordable Life Coach Certificate Course.
14. Selling low content books on Amazon
This is one of the best independent contractor jobs from home because it doesn’t require any money, you can do this anywhere in the world and make a great passive income each month.
You create a cover of a book and one interior page (no graphic design experience needed). Post it to Amazon KDP and let your work sell.
This may not make a lot of sense but we break it down in our article How to make 1000s selling low content books , or you can just watch as we show you how to do this in minutes.
15. Search Engine Evaluation Jobs
We love sites like Google but they don’t always get it right, that’s why they are looking for people to help. In this job you’ll rate social media ads and search results for relevancy.
Positions like these are known as Search Engine Evaluators or Web Evaluators. These are great jobs to do on the side because it’s 20 hours per week and you work when you want as long as you make up the 20 hours.
How much can I earn? $12-$14 per hour
How to get started: Check out the only two companies I recommend applying to.
16. Parking Lot Cleaner
Earn $30-$50 per hour picking up trash! Not the most glamorous way to make money but this is a great job that you can do on the side and make it a full-time income working part-time hours.
I was privileged to interview Brian who does this and he now earns six-figures doing this!
How to get started: Check out my article How to Start a Parking Lot Litter Removal Business to see how it works, how to get started, and how he’ll help you grow your business.
17. House Cleaner
Do you like to clean? You can make a decent amount of money from people like me who don’t :-).
I have a great article on how to start a cleaning business from someone who does this today and has made a very profitable business cleaning.
How much can I earn? Ken earns up to $1,000 per week and shows you how to do the same part-time!
How to get started: Check out my article on all the information you need to get started.
18. Start a Baby Equipment Rental Service
Do you live in a popular tourist area? You can make a lucrative side hustle renting baby equipment to traveling families. I didn’t know this was a thing until I interviewed Ashley Anderson who made me a believer.
How much can I earn? It depends but Ashley earns over $3,000 per month.
How to get started: Check out my article on How to start a baby equipment rental business
This is my next venture and I can’t wait to start doing this because the earning potential is so great. People go to YouTube for just about everything. Do you have something you’d like to share with others? Have you ever considered doing this?
How much can I earn? I interviewed Nate who earns five-figures per month in ad revenue from his channel (this is why this is my next venture).
How to get started: Nate shares with us How to Start a YouTube Channel along with some great tips
20. In-home Daycare
If you like children and don’t mind taking care of them you should consider starting an in-home daycare. So many moms would rather have their kids in a safe home rather than a daycare typesetting.
You can earn a lot of money doing this and make an impact on a young child’s life
How much can I earn: $30+ per day which turns out to $600+ per month (assuming its for 8 hours a day), while some daycares will charge $900 or more per month for one kid. Check the daycare costs in your area to stay competitive.
How to get started: I found this neat and affordable course on How to Start a Home Daycare Business . Ladonna operated her own profitable home daycare and shows you how you can do the same along with all the information you’ll need to get started.
Care.com and your local FB mom groups for opportunities to grow your business.
If you enjoy taking pictures definitely consider getting into photography. No matter how good these smartphone cameras are getting it still won’t beat getting pictures professionally done.
The camera and lens you choose are a big part of the quality of photos. I recommend the Canon EOS Rebel T6i Body , and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens to get started.
How much can I earn?
- Wedding Photography -$700 – $3,500+
- Senior Portrait Photography – $100-$300 a session
- Small local businesses – $25 – $200 per image
How to get started: Start taking pictures of any and everything, take classes and learn photoshop to polish off your photos and add quality finishes.
Post your best work on your social media networks and start your online portfolio on 500px (it’s Free!).
You can also:
- Contact your local real estate agents and offer your services to take professional pictures of their new listings
- Offer your services for free to friends and family who want to take holiday, newborn, senior, weddings pictures, etc. If you do a good job, those same people could turn into paying customers
If you’re a dog lover and have some extra time consider getting paid to walk man’s best friend.
I see a lot of people charge $20-$30 per 30-minute walk. To find clients you can sign-up through Rover and/or Care.com .
A notary is an appointed official of the state government and serve as an unbiased witness to perform numerous duties depending on where you live.
Some notaries can perform marriages, oversee the signing of loan documents for new homeowners, witness the Power of Attorney and much more.
Becoming a Notary can be a great way to make money on the side depending on where you live. Different states have different rules so check out my article on How to Become a Notary to see if it’s right for you and how much you can earn.
Research studies can be a very lucrative way to make extra money. With companies like Respondent, they will give you up to $400 for typically one hour of your time to give your feedback or opinion. Below are the best-paid companies to sign up for
- Respondent – $50-$400 per study
- User Interviews – $50-$100 per hour
Another way to make some quick easy money is by doing surveys. I only recommend signing up for Survey Junkie , Swagbucks , and PrizeRebel . This is just to earn some extra money, you could earn up to maybe $50/$100 per month if you do enough.
If you have some extra time why not get Paid to Test Apps and Websites. Companies need feedback on the user experience of their websites, and they’ll pay you to get it.
Here are two companies that will give you $10 per test and usually take around 15-20 minutes each (User Testing now pays up to $60 per test):
- User Testing
I hope you found an independent contractor job that will work for you. These are all jobs where you are your own boss, so make sure when choosing a job this is something you would like to do.
If you don’t want to do it, you won’t do it.
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11 Reasons Why You Should Take A Contract Job (2022)
Posted November 17th, 2021
- Should You Take a Contract Job?
You should take a contract job because contract work provides additional experience, knowledge, skills, and gives you more control of your schedule. A contract assignment also gives you the opportunity to work in different industries within a relatively short period of time.
Contracting work also gives you the chance to work at a company before committing fully, giving you the ability to seek other employment should the company not be the right fight long term.
Additionally, these contract work experiences are a valuable asset when seeking new opportunities. A long term employee is working at one company for many years doesn’t obtain the experience and knowledge a contract employee does working on many assignments in various industries and companies.
What is a Contract Job?
What are the benefits of a contract job, cons of contract work, how long do contract jobs last, can you quit a contract job, where can i find contract jobs, should i leave a permanent job for a temp job, what to watch out for when taking a contract job, does a contract role provide benefits , what happens when the contract ends.
On a contract job, an employee works for a staffing firm on a W-2 basis under the direction of the client company for a predetermined amount of time to work on specific projects. The staffing agency pays the contract worker and takes out their taxes.
The client company can cancel the contract at any time and the employee can quit the job at any time.
- A contract job can give you the ability to work a flexible schedule
- You are able to gain different skills in a short period of time
- You earn higher pay to offset the lack of benefits.
- Contract work gives you the opportunity to work in many industries
- You are able to work in different types of jobs until you find the one that fits your career passion.
- Taking a contract job gets your foot in the door with a company
- You get to test and experience the company culture and see if they will be the right long-term fit without a long-term commitment.
- Working several contract positions will help you build a larger professional network.
- The interview process is generally much faster than a permanent position.
- Enhances your resume with new skills to aid in new career prospects.
- The position may lack job security depending on the role
- You will have to search for a new job after the contract is over
- You may be expected to have a very short learning curve for the job
- You will likely have fewer perks compared to a permanent role
- Health benefits may not be as good compared to a permanent job.
- You won’t receive the same sick and holiday pay entitlements as a permanent employee.
- You will have to pay for the training and development of new skills out of your own pocket.
Contract jobs generally last from 3 months up to 12 months and possibly longer depending on the role and company you are working for. This means your job is relatively secure during that period of time.
A contract position is not usually counted towards headcount so if a business undergoes restructuring the contract job has the potential to be more secure.
This is when you compare it to a person working full time at the same company that may get caught up in a layoff.
You can quit a contract job. When working on a contract basis for a staffing agency you work on an at-will basis meaning you can pursue long-term opportunities or other career paths should one come up that matches your interests.
You can find contract jobs searching on job search websites , networking sites such as Linkedin, social networks, such as Facebook, meet up groups, and speaking with recruiters at staffing agencies .
If you are worried about job security, health insurance, certain employee benefits, it may not be worth the risk to leave a permanent job for a temp job.
With a temp position, you do not have the stability of a full-time position, though even permanent employment can end abruptly without notice especially in a down economy.
Pay Rates: Make sure it’s clear on whether you will be working as a W-2 employee or working on a 1099 basis as an independent contractor.
Working as a W-2 employee the staffing agency pays you an hourly rate, takes out your taxes and you should be eligible for unemployment benefits when the assignment ends.
If you work on a 1099 basis you are responsible for paying your own taxes when tax season arrives. You may want to consult an accountant if you have any concerns.
Contract or Temp to hire: Look over the contract offer carefully. Does the position only last for a 6 month contract period or does the position have the potential for you to be a full-time employee? Knowing how long the position will last helps you determine when you will need to have additional work lined up.
How many hours per work are required : Many contract positions require 40 hours a week of work and any hours over 40 you should get paid time and half, though some exclusions do apply depending on the job profession and classification.
Make sure you know these details before accepting temp work and for further information, you can consult the US government’s department of labor website here.
Make sure you have a written offer letter: When accepting contract employment you want to make sure an have a written offer letter that states your hourly pay rate and overtime rate and any benefits that may be offered.
Whether or not a contract job offers benefits depends on the company or staffing agency you are working for. Generally, contract work does not provide the same level of benefits you would get working at a company as a permanent employee.
On the flip side, you are generally paid more on the contract due to the lack of benefits received.
When the contract period is up the employer may choose to extend the contract for a time period if mutually agreed upon between you and the employer, convert you to full-time status if it was a temp to perm position, or end the contract if the work has been completed.
If you’re not working, need work flexibility, or looking for a quick career change contract work can be a great option to get back to work, learn new skills or work in an entirely different industry.
At the end of the day, each person’s needs and goals are different so it’s up to you to decide what is right for you.
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Everyone dreams of a job they will enjoy that will allow them to have both creative and professional freedom. Seeking independent contractor jobs can be a solution to this problem. It gives you more opportunities and can even get you a better job than the one you have currently.
Once you have registered your business and decided what kind of role you want to be performing, you must start looking for independent contractor jobs. To help you with your search, here are the ten best websites for this:
Indeed is fifteen years old now and is perhaps one of the biggest job listing aggregators worldwide. It’s an American website, but you can search for independent contractor jobs from all over the world.. It’s a good place to start your search.
FlexJobs is the source for freelance, remote, part-time, and independent contractor jobs of a similar kind. The biggest advantage of this platform, as FlexJobs stresses, is that they hand-screen every job listing for legitimacy.
If you’re like many freelancers, you probably don’t have much time to be searching for independent contractor jobs. Insert SolidGigs — a weekly gig list sent straight to your inbox. Yep, they do the work for you! Although it is a paid subscription service, think about how much time (time = money) you’ll save — plus, land just one job and the service is paid for (and then some). Try it out for only $2 .
Unlike the previous two, Upwork is an exclusively freelance platform that operates worldwide. Upwork is beginner-friendly, but it takes a fair share of your earnings until you build up a regular relationship with your clients.
This website is for editors, translators, writers, and graphic designers to find independent contractor jobs. It is a global marketplace that allows you to connect with various startups and SMBs that are outsourcing certain aspects of their business.
SitePoint is an excellent independent contractor jobs site for those specializing in tech. With multiple jobs posted daily, you’ll find several opportunities within software engineers, developers, designers, and more.
Fiverr is a freelance service marketplace for businesses. You register, publish the kinds of services you offer, and get orders. The logic is simple, but you will need to promote your services through other channels such as Facebook groups in order to land some independent contractor jobs.
You could say that Freelancer has the same logic as Upwork, but is the complete opposite of Fiverr. Employers post independent contractor jobs and you can bid on them. Some projects that you can work on are formatted as contests, while others are hourly, so there is an additional variety you might like.
To find remote or independent contractor jobs on Craigslist, you will have to go to the corresponding city on their website and then choose an area and look for jobs there already. It’s not the best scheme, but it works—just be cautious for scams and fake posts.
College Recruiter has entry-level jobs and is perfect for seasonal, part-time , and independent contractor jobs for college and university students (even those looking for internships). It’s great for getting experience and growing your client base or simply gainig valuable connections.
Guru takes freelancing to a whole new level. It is primarily suited for freelancers, but independent contractors can also find the platform helpful. The job postings are sorted every day, while those looking for work can customize their profiles to show off their skills and experience.
Red Hat is an independent contractor jobs site that works with both remote workers and freelancers that deal with anything and everything from sales to software and game development. It’s also great for finding virtual assistant jobs. However, you must have a high skill set and enough experience to be able to work with Red Hat.
- Look for job boards and online platforms specifically for independent contractors.
- Network with other professionals in your industry to find job opportunities.
- Consider working with a staffing agency that specializes in placing independent contractors.
First of all, an independent contractor is not necessarily a single person. This can even be a business or corporation. An independent contractor provides goods or services under a written contract or a verbal agreement . You could say that it is another phrase for “freelancer”.
Independent contractors do not work on a regular basis as usual employees do. Instead, they work as required and can have a much more flexible schedule. In addition to that, independent contractors are paid on a freelance basis.
You can also read more about what an independent contractor is in our glossary.
Becoming an independent contractor, and finding independent contractor jobs, is fairly easy. More often than not, you will want to set up a business or company through which you will be working as an independent contractor. Here’s how to do it in three simple steps:
1. Determine your business legal type
You don’t have to form a specific business legal type by registering with your state if you are new to this kind of thing. Simply start taking in money, paying business bills, and keeping records of all the transactions.
When you file your income tax return as a sole proprietor, you will need to include your business income. Alternatively, you might want to form a limited liability company if you are the only owner and don’t have any employees. If you do have employees or you sell something, you can form a corporation. Or you can start a single-member LLC if you are a solo contractor offering services.
2. Complete all the necessary registrations
The next step is to apply for a tax ID number and other registrations. Once you get those, you will be able to register your business name. It is necessary that you get a federal tax ID number for your business, also known as an Employer ID Number or EIN. This number will be provided to you by the IRS and will enable you to establish yourself as a business entity.
In some cases, you will also need to register with your state for state sales tax purposes. You may also need to consider property taxes, self-employment taxes , employment taxes, and state taxes (e.g. gross receipts tax, franchise taxes, etc.) After your taxes are sorted out, select a business name and check that nobody else is using it. You can also trademark the name if you want to.
3. Set up the remaining aspects of your business
Finally, you need to set up your business checking account and business record-keeping system. The business checking account will show your customers that you are serious about what you are doing. It also improves your credibility for suppliers and helps you keep your business and personal transactions separate and manage them better. The record-keeping system will allow you to claim business tax deductions for your business expenses on your tax return. You will need to set up an easy way to capture information on each business transaction and then check it regularly to make sure everything is there. Record the transactions, consolidate and review the information, and act on what you learned by preparing to tax season beforehand. We highly recommend Freshbooks or Bon sai for your accounting needs.
There are two ways you can get independent contractor jobs: reach out to companies yourself and offer your services, or advertise your business and wait for them to contact you. Let’s look at both options:
Reach out to companies
Getting in touch with companies directly for independent contractor jobs allows you to initiate the relationship and show that you are interested in that particular company. You are being proactive in your search for independent contractor jobs and that is much better than being passive. The downside is that it will take a lot of your time and energy and you may not find a job right away. Of course, you will encounter these issues with the second option, too.
Advertise your business
Promoting your business online through your website, social media, and ads is fundamental for increasing brand awareness among your target audience. Social media platforms are helpful in finding clients , especially if you offer something visual (e.g. art, photography, graphic or web design). Consider offline advertisement too if you want to target a local market.
The best thing you could do is combine these two strategies to make them more effective. This will help you grow your client base steadily through various channels and ensure that you are making use of every tool available to you for growing your business.
As mentioned before, there is a huge gap between what a regular employee does and what an independent contractor performs. There are both advantages and disadvantages of being an independent contractor, but the benefits outweigh the downsides.
The main difference is the working basis. An employee has a set schedule with a certain amount of work they must complete during a day, a week, or a month. An independent contractor works on a per-project basis or as the employer requires them to.
Such a situation allows independent contractors to have a more flexible schedule. Sometimes you will have an opportunity to decline a certain project or task, but this will depend on some other factors — such as whether or not you have a signed contract with the employer.
Independent contractors usually develop a large client base meaning that they can lose one or two clients and that won’t have a big effect. The autonomy and freedom you get as an independent contractor are truly remarkable.
As an independent contractor, you have a wide variety of options regarding what you can be doing. Based on your skills, you will be able to find different kinds of independent contractor jobs that you can work on. Here are the top seventeen most common ones:
- Consultant : Consultants are also often called advisers. This is a very broad term as consultants can give advice in almost any field or industry. However, more often than not, they help improve the performances of the various aspects of someone else’s business. To be a consultant, you need to have extensive knowledge of the subject and enough experience to prove your worth.
- Florist : Florists are considered artists as they sell and arrange flowers that they get from wholesalers or grow by themselves. Florists usually have a lot of knowledge about what flowers are in season and how long they last. This enables such flower specialists to create compositions that suit the needs and budgets of clients.
- Graphic Designer : Graphic designers are sometimes confused with web designers or illustrators, but there are actually some distinctions between the three. Graphic design jobs usually deal with brand content, and range from print to digital design, but it all depends on what kind of services you offer as a graphic designer.
- Hairstylist : A hairstylist does exactly what you would think them to be responsible for. From trimming your hair, to styling or dying it, hairstylists have all kinds of functions but can sometimes take on the tasks done by barbers such as shaving beards. Hairstylists can work both in salons and independently.
- Illustrator : As mentioned above, illustrators are confused with graphic designers. At its core, illustrators are artists — which explains their job better than anything else. While graphic and web designers focus on creating pieces for brands, illustrators create artwork for virtually anything and anyone.
- Musician : The majority of musicians aren’t signed to big labels and have to find gigs by themselves. Musicians mostly play in bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, as well as at various events and ceremonies such as weddings, birthdays, and so on. If you get noticed by an agent, you might even be signed up to a music label.
- Personal Assistant : Personal or virtual assistants are becoming more and more popular as they help businesses complete tasks that they don’t have the time for. Personal assistants can do any kinds of tasks from finding contact information of a certain company to looking through emails.
- Photographer : Being a freelance photographer has become a popular independent contractor job. . All you need to do is buy a camera and learn how to use it — however, there are many technical aspects to it that some may not think of. Promoting your work on social media is essential in this case.
- Private Tutor : Private tutors teach both kids and adults. From knitting to foreign languages to skiing – you can teach people whatever it is you are good at. There are also online platforms for tutoring which can connect you with students if you don’t want to promote yourself independently.
- Programmer : When we talk about programmers, we mean both the ones who work on developing websites and the ones developing apps and programs. This is a very technical position within the list of independent contractor jobs, which would require extensive education and training.
- Sculptor : This job may seem like an unusual one, but it is still pretty common despite the majority of sculptures being produced in bulk in factories. Sculptors carve objects from wood, stone, concrete, and many other materials. It’s a rare skill, so such creations are valued a lot. On the other hand, it may be a little hard finding clients quickly.
- Social Media Manager : With social media marketing being an integral part of almost any digital marketing campaign, social media managers are being hired more and more. You probably have some kind of experience in this if you use any social media platform at all. Consequently, becoming a social media manager and finding independent contractor jobs will not be much of an issue.
- Transcriber : Transcription requires you to watch videos or listen to audio content and then type what you hear. Sometimes this will be used as the text that accompanies the video or audio while other times it serves as a basis for subtitles. Either way, transcribers need to be able to type fast and accurately.
- Translator : There are many translation agencies online, but freelancers are also thriving. Translators work with different documents, but they can also translate content such as articles or product descriptions or even translate websites and apps. All you need is a good knowledge of English and be fluent in at least one other language.
- Web Designer : By this point, you have probably figured out that freelance web designers deal with designing exclusively websites. They can work with other specialists such as illustrators and graphic designers in a team and coordinate their work with them appropriately. Usually, companies build their own teams of independent specialists from these fields.
- Wedding Planner : There are agencies for this, but wedding planners sometimes prefer working alone too. If you have worked in the event industry, you can become a great wedding planner, as the jobs are very similar and weddings are certainly not going to quit happening.
- Writer : Ghostwriters, guest post writers, contributors, book authors – all of these are a part of the umbrella term “writer”. If you have mastered the written word, you will be able to find independent contractor writing jobs fairly easily.
Obviously, these aren’t all the independent contractor jobs you can seek out. There are many more that will suit your skills better. In fact, even if you are a plumber or a carpenter, you will be able to find independent contractor jobs. Just browse through our job site list above and find what works best for you.
Being an independent contractor certainly has its benefits and you should definitely consider such a path if you want to have more professional freedom. But first, you must understand all the steps you will need to take to become an independent contractor.
Create and register your business (don’t forget about taxes), join platforms for finding independent contractor jobs, set up your website and social media accounts, and start promoting your products or services. Nowadays, this is a lot more achievable than you may think.
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The Minimum Wage Executive Order signed by President Biden on April 27, 2021 and the implementing regulations adopted by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ensure that workers on federal contracts receive a fair wage and demonstrate that government can lead by example.
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Welcome to the official web page for the 2023 SEIU Local 521 Santa Clara County contract campaign. Ahead of negotiations on a successor labor contract, this web page will serve as a central hub for negotiations updates, workplace and action alerts, and member features. Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, prepare yourself and your co-workers for 2023 by signing up for union alerts. Click here to ensure your contact information is updated today.
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Winning the best contract starts with getting involved now.
Following a historic strike in 2019 that resulted in significant workplace gains and salary increases for Santa Clara County members, county workers led heroic efforts to maneuver and overcome challenges posed by the global pandemic. The public health crisis exacerbated the public health service inequity facing our community. Together through our union, we’re preparing to win a successor contract that secures a recovery for all of our community.
What can you do today to join the fight for a fair contract in 2023?
- Activate your membership today by clicking here. Our strength lies in our numbers, and all of the gains we’ve won over the past three years including the recent hospital and pandemic pay bonuses were made possible through our collective strength.
- Stay in the know by ensuring you are receiving updates from your union. Access to communication is key. If you are not currently receiving text and email alerts from our union, update your contact information or sign up today. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete.
February 2023 Vacancy Report Release
The release of the 2022 Santa Clara County Vacancy Analysis made clear workers need to organize our workplaces to bring forth comprehensive solutions to the staffing crisis hurting workers and those we care for. We all agree county workers need more staffing, not a mass exodus, and not continued bandaids. Join your Santa Clara County co-workers who are already organizing workplace meetings. Are you interested in hosting or attending a member meeting at your workplace? Fill out the online form available below these photos to get started.
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Contract negotiations updates, friday, feb. 24, 2023 – update.
This past week our campaign for the raises and respect we need to address the County’s staffing crisis really heated up! A groundswell of workers are coming to meetings and actions to talk about what we need and what we are willing to do in order to win. This week alone, members across departments took part in sticker-up actions to demand the County end the staffing crisis and put forth raises immediately. Hundreds more took part in a day of action at Valley Medical Center (VMC) alongside RNPA nurses and VPG doctors where we hosted a joint press conference. On top of this, dozens of workplace meetings were held throughout the week.
Our co-workers agree they are ready to fight for real solutions to the staffing crisis. We mean serious wage increases for all, additional realignments and differentials for jobs with very high turnover and vacancies, and major improvements to promotional pathways, among other major priorities.
MEETING WITH COUNTY CEO JEFF SMITH ON FRIDAY, FEB. 24
Our collective actions and unity to prepare for upcoming negotiations placed us in a position where the County is coming to us – they say they want to reach a settlement with raises and other possible improvements early. They have not made any official offer but said that they would like to avoid a fight and our negotiations committee should expect a written proposal in the next few weeks. CEO Jeff Smith said their proposal would address critical pay and promotional opportunity issues. Our bargaining committee made it clear that nothing is real until we see it in writing. We will look at any proposal and respond appropriately. In the meantime, we will continue to prepare for bargaining, stay focused, and prepare for a fight to lift up all workers and advocate for services and staffing for our community.
We know that at the end of the day, the stronger we are, the better the offer we will get from the County.
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When we take collective action, county management takes notice. It’s going to take a whole lot more action on our part to win the changes that we need in order to do our jobs and support our families.
What You Can Do To Join The Fight Today
- Activate your membership
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- Let your co-workers know about our contract campaign site and share ways they can get engaged
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- On March 9, 2020, following 6 days of voting, 97.4% of votes cast by our membership unanimously approved the Tentative Agreement, the first step to ratify our new contract.
- On March 10, 2020, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors took the first reading of the adoption of our Tentative Agreement.
- On March 24, 2020, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors took the second and final reading of the adoption by videoconference.
- The expected effective date for our new 4-year contract is March 24, 2020.
- Everyone will see the 3% General Wage Increase, Realignments and Differentials reflected in the April 24 paycheck.
- The Lump Sum payment for regular full-time employees will be paid on the April 24 paycheck. Employees signed up for direct deposit will receive the Lump Sum payment by direct deposit (same process as the normal paycheck).
- The Lump Sum payment for Extra Help has been unfortunately delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected to be paid on the following paycheck, on May 8, 2020.
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After nearly 20 hours of negotiations on Wednesday, February 26, and Thursday, February 27, Santa Clara County and the more than 12,000 public sector workers represented by SEIU Local 521 reached a historic tentative agreement. The agreement comes on the brink of a countywide strike announced Sunday by county workers and follows nearly a year of ongoing negotiations that included workers going on strike for the first time in 40 years.
Feb. 24 – General Strike Announcement for Feb. 28
“The County is proposing eliminating the wage increase for June 2020 that they included in their Last, Best and Final offer of 2019,” said Janet Diaz, Patient Services Clerk at VMC and SEIU 521 Santa Clara County Chapter President. “This is not only illegal but a deliberate attack on the livelihoods of workers who not only serve the public but who are residents of this county. The Board of Supervisors must intervene to avoid a county-wide strike set for this week.”
Feb. 21 – Bargaining Update
On February 19, 2020, the County sent a new proposal to our union that was WORSE than the Last, Best, and Final Offer.
Feb. 10 – Bargaining Update
Our elected negotiating committee met with CEO Jeff Smith, COO Miguel Marquez, and the County’s management bargaining team on Sunday evening for six hours.
A coalition of members will be speaking at today’s hearing before the Supervisors’ closed session.
It’s more important than ever that members attend the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at 9:30 a.m. at 70 West Hedding St. (Board Chambers).
Feb. 7 – Bargaining Update
Our elected negotiating committee met with CEO Jeff Smith, COO Miguel Marquez, and management on Thursday afternoon late into the evening and our team is scheduled to negotiate again with the County this coming Sunday, February 9th.
The Board of Supervisors will be meeting in closed session on Monday, February 10th and we expect that our contract will be a major topic.
IT IS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WHO ULTIMATELY DECIDE WHAT IS OFFERED TO EMPLOYEES.
Feb. 4 – Bargaining Update
Our elected negotiating committee met with Santa Clara County CEO Jeff Smith, COO Miguel Marquez, and the management bargaining team on Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4. Management presented an improved proposal on Monday, but it was still far short of what we need for a fair and equitable contract. We were able to reach agreements on improved realignment raises for 20 more classifications as part of our overall negotiations.
We gave management a number of revised proposals and will be back at the negotiating table on Thursday, February 6. We continue pushing for more realignments and for our equity proposal to ensure that all our co-workers get guaranteed raises ranging from at least $1.00/hour raises at Step 1 to at least $1.20/hour at Step 5.
We are doing our best at the negotiating table, but all of our gains are due to what we are doing in the field at our worksites and to our continued willingness to strike if that becomes necessary to stop the County’s unfair labor practices (ULPs).
Jan. 29 – Bargaining Update
Our elected negotiating committee met this morning with Santa Clara County CEO Jeff Smith, COO Miguel Marquez and the county’s negotiating team.
- Jeff Smith made it clear that the county is prepared to offer more than what was in the “Last, Best, and Final Offer” in order to get a contract settlement.
- He said the Board of Supervisors had authorized the county team to change their position on realignments, including using realignments to address the issue of low-wage jobs that would get less than a dollar with percentage-based raises.
- He also said they wanted to meaningfully address the issue of the money that employees have lost because the bargaining has gone on for so long.
The county team had prior commitments, so only 3 hours had been scheduled today, but they agreed to return to the table tomorrow (Thursday) at noon and work late into the evening.
It’s only due to the efforts of thousands of members in the field that we are even back at the table with the county willing to make an improved offer.
Jan. 28 – Bargaining Update
Over the last several weeks, thousands of our co-workers have stepped up and taken action – Womxn’s March, daily worksite meetings, visits with Supervisors at offices and public forums including this morning’s Board hearing. There has also been lots and lots of stickers all over the county. As a result, the County contacted us asking to re-start negotiations on Wednesday, January 29.
Our member-elected negotiating committee will be there ready to work towards an agreement that will benefit our co-workers, our families, and our community.
While we are hopeful that the County is prepared to start bargaining fairly, we know from experience that we have to be prepared for a fight. Nothing comes easy with Santa Clara County but we have proven collectively that we will not back down!
Management needs to see that we are united and prepared to engage in actions up to and including a strike if they don’t offer a fair and equitable contract, as well as a resolution to the many serious unfair labor practices (ULPs). We need to be “Strike Ready” by February 12 – If and when we strike will depend on the progress we are able to make in talks with the County.
Jan. 21 – Bargaining Update
We had a tremendous turnout at Thursday night’s CAT and Strike Captains meeting. Our member leaders got the latest updates and talked about what we need to do to win a contract that will mean real EQUITY for SEIU 521 members – a lot more than what is being offered now.
Members shared what happened in their meeting with Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. On Wednesday, January 15, a group of our co-workers met face-to-face with Supervisor Susan Ellenberg to give her the opportunity to hear directly from our members who would be impacted the most by Jeff Smith’s proposals to treat frontline workers like second-class workers – all while offering managers and non-represented employees 20% in pay improvements over the next five years.
Our members made it clear: we told her we have been without a contract for over 210 DAYS. We have waited long enough. We then asked if she would commit to joining Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese in standing for equity for SEIU county workers. SHE SAID YES!
This is an important step, but it is not over. We believe this means that now a majority of the board of supervisors will support making a better offer to our union when they meet in closed session on January 27 – and that would be progress – it would mean management would have to come back to the bargaining table with more money.
Jan. 14 – Bargaining Update
The Board of Supervisors has offered managers 20% over 5 years, meanwhile offering us front line workers 15% over 5 years (3%/year and no retro).
WE DON’T HAVE TO ACCEPT THIS. HERE’S WHY:
- THIS PROVES THE COUNTY LIED when they told us that our proposal was “unrealistic,” and “unaffordable,” If that were true, they wouldn’t be able to make this offer to managers.
- WE CAN WIN A PUBLIC FIGHT. Now that the truth is out, the County supervisors can’t say they are worried about the budget.
What they are doing is clear: They are favoring highly-paid managers over the lowest-paid workers in the County. Their bargaining stance hurts women and people of color the most. It widens the gap between the haves and have-nots. We will win when we show them that they cannot hide from the ugly truth about what they are doing. Before they could say they were worried about the budget and we were asking for too much. Now our message is very simple: Front line SEIU workers are fighting for equity. Don’t put us further behind!
Jan. 3, 2020 – Bargaining Update
SEIU MEMBERS: WE ARE READY TO FIGHT FOR OUR FAMILIES AND THE PUBLIC WE SERVE!
At our December 19 chapter meeting, strike leaders, CATs, and bargaining team members came together. There was strong support for the bargaining team’s decision to end voluntary mediation – we made a lot of gains on many important issues – but NOT when it comes to money. And it’s now clear that it is the Board of Supervisors that is calling the shots when it comes to raises. They are the ones who have signed off on giving managers – including top Labor Relations staff – 11% more in their compensation in 2019 and 2020 while they offer SEIU-represented workers 6%.
Members from across the County AGREE that we need to take our fight to the Board of Supervisors – WHEREVER and WHENEVER we can. We can’t let them hide from what they are doing, they need to be held accountable. This will mean taking action on short notice at public events, political action including canvassing and phone calls, reaching out to community groups – whatever it takes. And with mediation ended, we will be free to take strike action against the unfair labor practices that the County continues to commit.
As we discussed at our chapter meeting, when labor relations offer big raises to managers, they get them as well. That’s based on long-standing past practice non-represented managers and labor relations staff will get all these improvements as well. This shows that all the County’s claims about our proposals being “irresponsible” and “excessive” were really just a smokescreen. They wanted us to accept their Last, Best, and Final Offer months ago so it would be done BEFORE they gave themselves this big increase. We didn’t play along and now we are positioned to fight for what is right and fair.
Our sisters and brothers in RNPA just won a tentative agreement along similar economic lines. Unlike the managers, they were forced to mobilize for a strike in order to get a fair package. (They held their strike school at our offices.) We expect to continue to work closely with RNPA as we move forward.
Dec. 19, 2019 – Mediation Ends Without Agreement; County’s Bargaining Stance Would Worsen Inequity in Silicon Valley
Rank-and-file members call on the Board of Supervisors to justify offering 6% to lowest-paid workers and 11% to managers over the next 2 years while County claims financial hardship. After weeks of voluntary mediation between the County and our union, our bargaining team has ended mediation.
During mediation, we made progress on many issues, except the biggest one of all: achieving an equitable wage package that meets the needs of workers and the residents we serve. Instead, management has chosen to do the opposite – publicly offering managers 6% in year one and 5% in year 2 of a 5-year contract, but refusing to budge from 3%, 3%, 3%, 3%, 3% for us.
Read the press release.
Nov. 19 – We Demanded a Say in the RAIC Transition Plan, and the Board Agreed!
For years we have raised concerns regarding the safety and well-being of children and our staff at the Receiving Assessment and Intake Center (RAIC). Together with community leaders, our co-workers turned out at the board of supervisors’ meeting on November 19 to speak about the RAIC transition plan and to present our recommendations. We want to make sure that the County includes our staff, foster parents, and our partner organizations in the transition process.
Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 – Voluntary Mediation
On October 31, 2019, Santa Clara County and SEIU Local 521 agreed to enter voluntary mediation. As part of the agreement, SEIU Local 521 suspended voting on the County’s “Last, Best, and Final Offer” (“LBFO”), as well as suspended all work stoppages. The County would no longer be constrained by its “Last, Best, and Final Offer” during mediation. Additionally, the County agreed to rescind its unilateral change to the sick, paid time off, and vacation leave policy. “Our bargaining team believes that the Board of Supervisors and County would not have made this move if they didn’t want to reach a fair settlement. We are committed to working towards reaching a successful resolution during this mediation. If we can’t reach a fair settlement, we can and will exercise all our legal rights including our right to strike and to complete our vote on the County’s ‘LBFO,’ and publicizing the vote results,” said Janet Diaz, Santa Clara County Chapter President.
Oct. 25 – Press Conference at O’Connor Hospital
On October 25, 2019, we announced that we are ready to strike over unfair labor practices that threaten patient care. This time thousands of employees across the County committed to striking to demand that the County of Santa Clara immediately stops committing Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) that threaten patient care at O’Connor Hospital, St. Louise Regional Hospital, and De Paul Urgent Care Center. When the County of Santa Clara acquired O’Connor and St. Louise Hospitals, management promised continuing employment – and the stability of patient care that would bring. Now the County is making more promises but refuses to negotiate in good faith with SEIU 521 union members over those promises and to make them enforceable. The County’s illegal and unilateral changes in job requirements and working conditions have all contributed to a deteriorating situation for hospital workers that puts the health of underserved patients at risk. MEDIA COVERAGE: NBC Bay Area news article; video clip San Jose Spotlight: Workers say Santa Clara County botched transition after buying new hospitals
Oct. 22 – SJFRC Move/Closure Postponed
The San Jose Family Resource Center move/closure has been postponed pending further review for location options or potential stay by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
Oct. 2-Oc. 19, 2019 – HISTORIC STRIKE
County workers started to strike over unfair labor practices (ULPs) on October 2nd and for the first time in 40 years (excluding essential workers). The ULP strike was in response to the County’s reorganization of the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) without discussing the changes with the employees who do the work. The County’s reorganization plan included the closure of the San Jose Family Resource Center and many other changes that would negatively impact families and the workers who serve them. During our strike, management presented on October 15 their “Last, Best and Final Offer” (“LBFO”). It was presented to our membership for a vote with a recommendation by the member-elected bargaining team to vote no. STRIKE HIGHLIGHTS & MEDIA COVERAGE Oct. 19 – Day 10 – Santa Clara County Libraries Close as Rolling Strikes Enter 10th Day – Mercury News Oct. 17 – Day 9 – Largest Worksites at VMC and O’Connor Join ULP Strike: Mercury News | NBC Bay Area: video clip | KTVU: news article ; video clip | KCBS radio clip | ABC 7 News | Palo Alto Online | Telemundo 48 Oct. 16 – Day 8 – Despite County’s Last, Best and Final Offer, Workers’ Back On ULP Strike Line: NBC Bay Area | KPIX 5 CBS | San Jose Spotlight Oct. 11 – Press Conference Announcing New Union Proposal Ahead of Board of Supervisors’ Closed Session Oct. 9 & 10 – Strike Activities Postponed Following State of Emergency Regarding PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Oct. 9 – Day 7 – Public Health Nurses, Clinic Workers, Workers at District Attorney’s Office, Courts & County Administration & Many Others Join ULP Strike: CBS NEWS Oct. 8 – Day 6 – Workers from 9 Worksites Join ULP Strike: Palo Alto Online Oct. 7 – Day 5 – Workers from 7 Worksites within the Social Services Agency Join ULP Strike: Mercury News | NBC Bay Area | KPIX5-CBS | SF Gate Oct. 5 – Day 4 – 911 Dispatch Employees & Park Workers Join ULP Strike. Oct. 4 – Day 3 – Employees at East Valley Health Clinic and Gilroy Health Clinic Join ULP Strike Oct. 3 – Day 2 – Employees at Multiple Clinics & Facilities Join ULP Strike: Mercury News | SF Gate | NBC Bay Area | KTVU | San Jose Inside | KPFA Oct. 2 – Day 1 – For the first time in 40 years, we went on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike to protect services for children, low-income families, and seniors in our community: Mercury News | San Jose Spotlight | San Jose Inside | NBC Bay Area | ABC 7 News | KCBS Radio | Kron Here are a few photos:
Sept. 26 – “Why We Are Striking” Press Conference
Over 600 Santa Clara County rallied together at 70 West Hedding from all across the county on September 26, 2019, to show that we are united and ready to strike when our bargaining team makes the call. We held a press conference and took our message straight to the office of CEO Jeff Smith. We made it clear that we are going on strike because the County has continuously broken the labor law. We called CEO Jeff Smith out for refusing to bargain in the best interest of our co-workers, our families, and the residents we serve. MEDIA COVERAGE : Watch Telemundo 41 Coverage | Watch NBC Bay Area Coverage | Read the SJ Spotlight Feature
Sept. 19 – Civil Disobedience
MEDIA COVERAGE: Univision | Telemundo | San Jose Spotlight
Sept. 9 – South Bay Labor Approves Strike Sanction
On September 9, 2019, the South Bay Labor Council made up of 101 unions and more than 100,000 union members approved our strike sanction authorization UNANIMOUSLY. We will not be alone in our fight to protect the vital needs of our community. Watch the video on Facebook. MEDIA COVERAGE: NBC News – County workers poised to strike – September 10, 2019 | San Jose Spotlight – South Bay labor leaders sanction strike of thousands of Santa Clara County employees – September 10, 2019
Aug. 23, 2019 – Members Authorize to Call Strike
Since April 2019, Santa Clara County management has refused to deal fairly with our 11,000 County workers. On August 23, 2019, members counted thousands of ballots where our bargaining team was authorized to call a strike if we do not see any significant movement from the County. MEDIA COVERAGE: The Mercury News – Santa Clara County workers vote to authorize strike – August 24, 2019
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A Beginner’s Guide to Independent Contractor Taxes
by Ryan Lasker | Updated Aug. 5, 2022 - First published on May 18, 2022
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Independent contractors play a significant role in the U.S. economy, at least for now. From your cab driver to your food delivery person, you interface with independent contractors every day. You might even be an independent contractor. Even I’m an independent contractor!
Unlike employees, independent contractors remit tax payments on their own. I’ll say that at least two more times in this article because it’s just that important. Here’s how you pay taxes as an independent contractor.
Overview: What is an independent contractor?
Independent contractors are one-person businesses that provide goods and services to clients for a fee. People and companies engage independent contractors for a specific work purpose, relying on their expertise to complete the work.
Whereas employers can have significant control over their employees’ work processes, a business cannot dictate how and what its independent contractors do to achieve the business’s desired result.
The U.S. government has been cracking down on independent contractor classification in cases where workers could be treated more like employees.
You might have heard about how the California legislators have impugned the way Uber and Lyft classify their drivers. Check out our guide on independent contractors vs. employees for more on the difference between the two classifications.
One major difference is that businesses don’t pay or withhold payroll taxes for independent contractors, who are also called 1099 contractors. As self-employed workers, independent contractors remit taxes on their own.
Additionally, since independent contractors are business owners, they can take tax deductions for expenses incurred to complete their work, just like any other business can.
Tax deductions for independent contractors
As an independent contractor, you can deduct reasonable and necessary expenses related to running your business. Tax deductions reduce net income, lowering your business tax bill.
At your disposal are the same deductions available to any small business. You can scan our guide to small business tax deductions for a more comprehensive list of deductible expenses, but here are a few call-outs for independent contractors.
- Home office deduction: Independent contractors who use a portion of their home for work -- and no other purpose -- can deduct either $5 per square foot, up to 300 square feet, or the actual expenses of their home office . Don’t try to claim your kitchen table or an office you use for your full-time, non-contract job; the IRS doesn’t look kindly on that.
- Self-employment taxes: Employees pay one-half of Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes, and their employer picks up the other half. Independent contractors must pay 15.3% of eligible earnings to FICA, but they can deduct the half employers typically pay.
How to pay taxes as an independent contractor
Paying taxes on your own can seem stressful if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Your best bt is to get organized, use tax software , and follow these five steps.
1. Register your business and get accounting software
You’re a business owner, Harry! Register your business to take advantage of legal and financial protections and the ability to separate your personal and work finances.
Before you register your business, you’re considered a sole proprietor. This is suitable for many freelancers because it requires no setup.
When you register your business, you can get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) , which allows you to open a business bank account and credit lines. That makes tax time easier: You won’t be wondering if the Chipotle charge on your credit card was for a personal or work burrito.
Many independent contractors register as limited liability companies, which can limit personal liability in business dealings. While LLCs can be taxed in many ways, you shouldn’t elect any funky tax treatment unless you’d like to complicate your tax return.
By default, single-member LLCs are pass-through entities that pay and file taxes just like sole proprietorships -- no separate tax return , nothing special. It’s the ideal choice for most independent contractors.
Once you set up your legal business, start using accounting software to track your revenues and expenses. It’ll come in handy when you’re verifying your earnings and filing your taxes.
2. Fill out and save a Form W-9
Nearly all of your business clients will ask you for your Form W-9 , which collects your legal name and taxpayer identification number (TIN). It’s best to fill it out once, save it, and send it to your clients as they request it.
Businesses use the information on your Form W-9 to file your Form 1099-NEC, which reports payments made to independent contractors that exceed $600 for the year.
Independent contractors who do not provide a correct TIN to their business clients might be subject to backup withholding, where the client withholds and remits to the IRS 24% of an independent contractor’s fee. Double-check your TIN before sending it to a client.
Form W-9 collects an independent contractor’s legal name and taxpayer identification number (TIN). Image source: Author
It’s one of the simplest forms the IRS has to offer. If you created a single-member LLC , you should register for an EIN to avoid sharing your Social Security Number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) with clients.
The IRS occasionally alters Form W-9, so make sure the one you send clients is the most recent version.
3. Make estimated tax payments
Independent contractors are required to remit their own taxes. If you expect to owe more than $1,000 when you file your taxes, you’re required to make quarterly tax payments.
If you run a small business on the side while employed somewhere that withholds federal income taxes from your paycheck, avoid quarterly payments by increasing your federal withholding. You can adjust your federal withholding by filling out and submitting a fresh Form W-2 to your employer.
Use Form 1040-ES to calculate and make IRS estimated tax payments. Payment can be submitted online or by mail.
4. Receive Forms 1099-NEC from clients
At the beginning of each year, expect to receive a Form 1099-NEC from every business client who paid you more than $600 last year.
Compare the amounts on the forms to your accounting records. Make sure every amount matches, and contact your client when there are discrepancies.
Businesses file Form 1099-NEC for independent contractors paid more than $600 in the year. Image source: Author
But don’t expect a Form 1099-NEC from every client: Non-business clients don’t have to file anything when they pay you.
Let’s say you create topiaries for a living, and your neighbor paid you $750 to make a topiary in the shape of her granddaughter. Your neighbor won’t file a 1099 tax form because the topiary isn’t for a work purpose.
If your client were a real estate developer, however, they’d have to send you a Form 1099-NEC for the beautiful topiary you made for their building’s front lawn.
For the past 38 years, businesses filed Form 1099-MISC to report payments to independent contractors. Form 1099-NEC replaces 1099-MISC for this purpose starting in 2020.
5. File Form 1040 and appropriate schedules
Independent contractors use Form 1040 to report and pay their small business taxes . Sole proprietorships and single-member LLCs report business income on Schedule C .
Report your business deductions in part two of Form 1040 Schedule C. Image source: Author
Have your accounting software open as you file your business taxes. Tax software can help you identify additional business tax deductions reported in part two of Schedule C.
Generally, you should make tax payments by January 15, April 15, June 15, and September 15. However, due dates have been extended this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic .
In general, tax underpayment penalties kick in when you owe more than $1,000 in unpaid taxes. You can avoid penalties when you pay the smaller amount of:
- 90% of this year’s tax liability
- 100% of last year’s tax liability
For example, say you paid $10,000 in taxes last year. If you make four equal payments of $2,500 during the year, you should avoid underpayment penalties, regardless of this year’s income.
Always put aside enough money to pay your taxes. Don’t wait to make large tax payments once a year -- divide your estimated annual tax liability by four and make quarterly payments.
The self-employed pay federal, state, and local income taxes. They also pay both halves of FICA taxes, which add up to 15.3% of eligible earnings: 12.4% to Social Security and 2.9% to Medicare.
Employers usually cover half of FICA taxes, but the self-employed pay both parts. Independent contractors can deduct the employers’ half of FICA when they file their taxes.
Independent contractors don’t pay federal or state unemployment taxes, and they’re often unable to benefit from unemployment compensation programs.
Independent, but not alone
You may be a one-person business, but you should never feel alone when filing your business taxes. Get some accounting and tax software to help you organize your independent contract business finances.
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