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Design contract: payment

Yesterday I received a cheque for $360 in the mail. I’m done one of the design contracts, and they’re already asking me to take on a few more projects. I told them to send me the information and I’ll take a look at it when I return from Alaska. As for the other contract I’m working on, I’ve gotten 1 printing quote and am just waiting on another one before I wrap up the contract. I’m hoping to get the invoice off today, but I’m pretty sure that will have to wait until I get back.

Are you using LinkedIn?

Yesterday I was chatting with a friend and he asked if I was on LinkedIn. I said no, but immediately went to sign up for it. After filling out my profile, I went to import some contacts from my e-mail accounts. Wow. Seriously nobody I know uses that website. I think I requested less than 30 connections that I would even consider using professionally. And that’s about it. I don’t even want to upload a picture of myself on that website. We’ll see how it works out. I can see how it could be beneficial to me, but also I think it’s kind of lame.

Are you using LinkedIn?

Turning down a design contract

Right now BF and his friends are in NYC. I’m jealous, because I’ve always really wanted to go to New York (I’ve been to upstate NY a bunch of times, but never NYC). Plus, the Blue Jays are playing the Yankees today! But oh well. We’ll go together another time. :)

He was able to call me yesterday and Saturday, and said that he’s having a good time, but the city is really, really expensive. I’m sure they’ve spent loads on food and booze and entertainment. I am a little concerned that he’s there with 4 single guys (some newly single) and they’ll be drinking and hitting up pubs and whatnot, but I trust him.

In other news, I made an additional $60 doing some follow-up work for one of my contracts. They want me to start on another website, but this new project is going to be huge. They basically want their website revamped, plus SEO, marketing, video and text blogging, flyers, etc, and it might be outside of my capacity. Especially because I just don’t have the time to take on what’s going to be an almost full-time job. I already have a FT job, and I don’t want to be working an additional 25-30 hrs/week – even if the pay is good! It’s just too much work. So I’m probably going to decline this opportunity. I hope it doesn’t mean that I’ll lose work in the future from them.

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