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financemark
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is it REALLY freelancing when you want someone to work in your tiny little part of NJ, USA???

Been seeing a LOT of these -- hello world, please work in my little town for 4 months.

 

This from a company with $50MM in revenue (supposedly) -- I would think the firm would know enough about work that they would ask if we can work in Northern NJ 4 days/week for 3 months.  What gives with these "dumb" postings?

 

"Can you work on-site in northern NJ for four days per week for a 2-3 month time frame"

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a_kuntsi
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The answer to your headline/subject: NO.

(I'm from Finland so I don't know how attractive place this northern NJ is Smiley Very Happy

But I am moving nowhere to freelance.)

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a_kuntsi
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The answer to your headline/subject: NO.

(I'm from Finland so I don't know how attractive place this northern NJ is Smiley Very Happy

But I am moving nowhere to freelance.)

Anneli,

Would not recommend visiting Northern NJ if you ever visit the US -- in fact, suggest you dont go into Northern NJ -- ever - parts of Newark maybe .   Ever see the American movie "The Godfather"?  Well, that stuff actually still occurs in Northern NJ. 

I have visited LA, New York, and Chicago.

But taking the advice and not visiting Northern NJ Smiley Very Happy

well,,,,,,,, I'm from northern N.J. (born and raised there)  It's a great place. (and just because you may find a horses head in your bed, doesn't mean it's from the mafia.).

New Jersey? Isn't that this state that they created so people can commute between the Newark airport and NYC?

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@Rene K wrote:

New Jersey? Isn't that this state that they created so people can commute between the Newark airport and NYC?


 in order to make their trip more pleasurable since they also get to know the Port Authority Bus Terminal? Yep, that might work...


@Rene K wrote:

New Jersey? Isn't that this state that they created so people can commute between the Newark airport and NYC?


 

Aha, the ongoing rivalry. 😄

 

Q: How come New York got all the lawyers and New Jersey got all the garbage?

A: Because New Jersey got first choice.

I freelanced for four years at a client's site.  Probably would still be there but my office had three feet of water from Katrina and I needed to work elsewhere.

As long as I know freelancing has nothing to do with where you are working from, instead it has to do with the kind of contract. In fact, freelancing exists before the Internet wasn't even created. So in my opinion if someone wants you to go to a specific location to work for a couple of months it can still be freelancing. However, it's not the kind of offer we would expect here in Upwork. Here we would expect to work from home mostly, though I have seen for example a few job posts where they need someone to film events and of course the freelancer needs to be there with his/her camera to film. That's not something you can do from home.


@Kathy T wrote:

well,,,,,,,, I'm from northern N.J. (born and raised there)  It's a great place. (and just because you may find a horses head in your bed, doesn't mean it's from the mafia.).


 Hmmmm.... so you're implying your local farmers are in the habit of leaving horse's heads? Hm hm hm. 

I used to work as a freelance proofreader on-site in Orlando, Florida for Grune & Stratton Publishers (subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, which bought Sea World and moved from midtown Manhattan to Orlando, Florida).

 

I also worked in Orlando as a freelance translator for international visitors to Disneyworld (corporate clients).

 

I have frequently freelanced as a tutor, in Manhattan (NYC) and in Vermont, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Massachusetts.

 

Yes -- one can work as a freelancer "on location."

People freelance "on site" all the time.  Maybe not via platforms, but in the brick and mortar world it is not unusual in many categories, especially in IT.

I fail to understand why anyone would think it isn't "really" freelancing.

 


@Mark K wrote:

Anneli,

Would not recommend visiting Northern NJ if you ever visit the US -- in fact, suggest you dont go into Northern NJ -- ever - parts of Newark maybe .   Ever see the American movie "The Godfather"?  Well, that stuff actually still occurs in Northern NJ. 


 

Much of NNJ is absolutely beautiful and picturesque. Think Witches of Eastwick (except not as slow-paced or backward), with Colonial-style houses, tons of trees and greenery, and often, a town square/gazebo/green. Especially but not exclusively Bergen County.

 

Personally, I never awoke to a horse-head in my bed, but maybe I somehow just got lucky. (Do you guys believe everything you see in movies? LOL. Yes, there ARE Families but I never personally had a run-in with any and my kneecaps somehow or other stayed intact for 38 years there, who knew?)

 

Newark is a whole different planet, much less city, and I don't recommend it. 

 

And yes, I believe going on-site can constitute freelancing...why not?

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