free·lanc·er | \ˈfrē-ˌlan(t)-sər \

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For actors, freelancers and others paid per job or performance, incomes higher than about 50,000 yuan, or $7,700, are taxed at a 40% rate. Don Lee,, "In China's 'money worshiping' movie industry, stars' high pay becomes a target of the central government," 5 July 2018 Bringing the coworking lifestyle to Folsom is an exciting opportunity for freelancers and small business owners like myself. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "New space tailored to freelancers in the foothills: Coworking business to open in Folsom," 29 June 2018 Fellow freelancer and entrepreneur Kristin Luna shares my heated reaction to the request. NBC News, "How to 'pick someone's brain' the right way," 26 June 2018 Dale Blasingame is a freelancer and digital media professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. Dale Blasingame, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 6 hikes in Texas state parks," 11 June 2018 Join the amazing community of freelancers and solopreneurs on Moonlighting to start earning a little extra this summer and in your spare time during the school year. Jenny Knizner, USA TODAY, "12 Summer Side Hustles for Teachers," 11 June 2018 These jobs confer legitimacy and financial stability, whereas freelancers are often underpaid and left to chase down those payments for months. Nina Metz,, "Who gets to tell us what’s good at the movies? White men, apparently," 14 June 2018 And most of the writing is being done by freelancers without much hope of making a living at it. Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader, "Do we really need theater critics?," 8 June 2018 More than 40% of the American workforce may be freelancers by 2020, according to a 2010 study by Intuit. Jack Kosakowski, Time, "How to Be Yourself on Social Media Without Pissing Off Your Boss," 30 Apr. 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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