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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2014, 12:18:55 AM »
I am attending culinary school to become a Personal Chef next year.
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2014, 01:08:46 AM »
Personal chefs are considered self-employed under tax law or am I missing something?  I take it personal chef doesn't mean cooking for one family or individual?

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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2014, 02:46:33 PM »
I am attending culinary school to become a Personal Chef next year.
Self employment at it's best.

I am going to a chef graduation party this weekend. I found a good deal on caviar that I think I'll gift.
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2014, 11:41:10 PM »
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2014, 10:44:51 PM »
Yes, a personal chef is self employed and offers contracts to cook for individuals, business, and organizations for specific meals, fees and schedules at future dates.  It is a very clever sort of work, but does require someone with strong social skills and talented versatile cooking background.
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2014, 11:02:03 PM »
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2014, 11:11:00 PM »
Learn something new every day.  I wasn't aware that there were cooks doing contract work outside of catering which is a completely different sort of business.

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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2014, 01:36:54 AM »
Starting yesterday, I am self-employed.  I haven't set up a website or anything yet, and I still need to get a business license, but my business will be developing and selling/licensing indie games.  But I'm also going to do freelance game and app development, and make artwork, etc.  Pretty much anything related to small-scale programming or design in general.  And maybe I'll do some stock photography too.
No idea how well this business is going to turn out... guess I'll know in a few months.
 

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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2014, 10:58:29 PM »
Be careful not to spread yourself too thin.  It's one thing to test the waters in several areas but sooner or later, the best results come from identifying the most advantageous niches then focusing most of your marketing efforts in those areas.  It's hard to command a decent commission unless people view you as a specialist in your field.

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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2014, 04:58:01 PM »
Be careful not to spread yourself too thin.  It's one thing to test the waters in several areas but sooner or later, the best results come from identifying the most advantageous niches then focusing most of your marketing efforts in those areas.  It's hard to command a decent commission unless people view you as a specialist in your field.
Makes sense.  Thanks for the advice.
 

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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »
I am going to start an E-Ciggarette Juice line, its called monkvape. I already have the domain registered, just need to build out the site and get to mixing my recipes! The profit margin is insanely good.
 

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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2014, 07:45:36 PM »
I am going to start an E-Ciggarette Juice line, its called monkvape. I already have the domain registered, just need to build out the site and get to mixing my recipes! The profit margin is insanely good.

Now that is the American spirit!
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2014, 09:16:54 PM »
I am going to start an E-Ciggarette Juice line, its called monkvape. I already have the domain registered, just need to build out the site and get to mixing my recipes! The profit margin is insanely good.

Now that is the American spirit!

No, that'd be bourbon.
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2014, 10:29:14 PM »
Yes, a personal chef is self employed and offers contracts to cook for individuals, business, and organizations for specific meals, fees and schedules at future dates.  It is a very clever sort of work, but does require someone with strong social skills and talented versatile cooking background.

That is so cool.  I wish that I went to culinary school instead of a liberal arts college.  I didn't know how to cook much at that time, though.  It would have at least been a skill I would use as a stay at home mom, and I would love to do something cooking or baking related part time.
 
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Re: Self-employed folks, what do you do?
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2014, 11:05:35 PM »
Just registered, starting looking around and couldn't help but to notice this thread.  I seldom bother with intro threads but this will serve as well as any other.

There's nothing like being self-employed for having adventures, that's for certain.  I'm a woodworker specializing in custom church furniture in traditional-inspired styles.  It's a tiny niche of course so I still do some residential and commercial work to keep the shop busy.

My entrance into the trade started with an apprenticeship at a furniture studio specializing in church furnishings (mostly modern due to demand).  I figured that sooner or later the Traditionalist revival would change demand and I'd eventually get the opportunity to build more traditional projects.  It happened but in an unexpected way.  The combo of the recession and the advanced age of the nuns who were the primary buyers of modern chapel furnishings dropped the bottom out of the market.  I partnered with a co-worker, we launched our business targeting the traditional clientele and were fortunate to land our first job for an SSPX chapel within 3 months.

Two years later we're profitable and still landing jobs.  Here are a few sample images of the projects.


Furnished the entire chapel including, pews, altar rail, altar and canopy.


Just a little job but still fun.


Organ casing in progress at the time of the photo.  The church is a very liberal one but the pastor seems to really like traditional art and architecture.  He's restored almost the entire interior by now.
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