Top Ten Last Minute Gifts For Freelancers

Posted: December 18th, 2009

“Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We’ve been good, but we can’t last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast

– Alvin and The Chipmunks

Still in need of something to get a fellow freelancer for Christmas? One of these should do:

10. Hot meal, change of clothes and a warm place to sleep for the night.

9. A new MacBook Pro. Ah, who are we kidding, a $10 gift certificate to Wal-Mart.

8. Hit one up for some work you really don’t need.

7. That overdue payment can double up as a can’t miss gift.

6. Five hundred brand new Twitter followers.

5. Can’t beat a 1099-MISC form a couple weeks early.

4. That book out there that will help a freelancer make six-figures in a month or so.

3. A nice piping hot cup of that premium shit at Starbucks. Throw in a carrot cake, while you’re at it.

2. A cheesy Christmas card that you were going to send anyway.

1. Same as above, but with a $10 Wal-Mart gift certificate or new MacBook Pro stuffed inside.

More on the author, Johnny Spence
Johnny is the founder of The Freelance Rant and a freelance web programmer with 8 years in the business. Have a visit at his company Oscarrr!web or see what he's up to on Twitter.

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