Working for Yourself

Themes/Topics: Entrepreneurship & Freelancing

Geography: California, National

Audience: Ally, Educator, Undocumented Youth

There are multiple ways to work for yourself, including independent contracting (also called consulting or freelancing) and establishing a formal business. Many individuals, including professionals, do independent work outside of their regular employment as a way to boost earnings or lay the foundation for a business. This guide includes what it means to be an independent contractor, the personal information needed to pursue this option, tax liability, and independent contractor guidelines.

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