Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract

I just got a new gig as a freelance writer for a tech start-up blog, on top of my full-time job. In the contract for the freelance work, it specifies that all my writing will be their property under the “works made for hire” part of the U.S. copyright law. I did some research, that seems to be the norm.…

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Bullish Q&A: Want To Do ALL THE THINGS? Focus By Defining Your Endgame.

I’ve been reading a lot of your articles on starting small businesses and having multiple income streams. For example, I want to start a feminist jewelry line with a social techie twist over Christmas, while everyone is vegetating (also got that idea from one of your columns!) but..BUT how do I know if my time is better spent studying for…

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Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay

Dear Jen, I work for a giant tech company that makes – for anonymity’s sake, let’s say – spinning Jennies. I fucking love spinning Jennies. My friends are sick of me talking about them. I want to get all up in spinning Jennies, and my company is currently the only place to work on them. A recruiter dropped me in…

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Bullish Q&A: Volunteering vs. Side Hustles

Should you start a side hustle or begin volunteering?

I’m a late twenties bullish lady in the international nonprofit field who really loves a 9-5 job and doesn’t see that changing. I’ve been wanting to begin some sort of side hustle/additional income stream, but I feel really strapped for the time because I volunteer a lot! Knowing that my career won’t make me rich, I have always been one…

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Bullish Q&A: Bad Bosses (Again!) and When to Jump Ship

Last evening I was at a networking event for women in my (very) male dominated field. I felt awful and awkward and didn’t understand why until it dawned on me: I’m horribly embarrassed of my employer. It’s a small company with a single owner, who is thought of by those that know him to be a barely competent name-dropping status…

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Bullish Q&A: Terrible Clients and Their Terrible Behavior

I have this great freelance client – but his girlfriend is another story. She doesn’t work for his firm, but she likes to give lots of unsolicited advice that actually isn’t good advice. She recently messaged me a really rambling complaint, late at night, about how I’m doing things with my client’s business, and instead of getting into it with…

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From the DailyBull: Q&A on Bad Bosses and Good Gifts

Here’s a curated Q&A from the GetBullish Tumblr. I’m a college senior with a side hustle marketing artists/craftspeople (I made $12k last year). Anyway, I met a successful 28yo artist at a bar recently, hit it off, and asked him on a date. He declined & instead offered me an internship at $10/hour (~20% of my regular rate). That’s a…

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