Want to work (legally) as a freelancer in Lebanon?

Useful post for freelancers in Lebanon!

This is Beirut

For starters, you will need to get your tax identification number to avoid a 7.5% fee on your earnings (if the company you are working for takes their accounting seriously). Yes, you do have options to do things under the table (this is Lebanon after all!), but if you are serious about being able to grow your services into a full-fledged business (like me), you will need to do things the right way.

I recently went to get my tax identification number so that I can start doing some contract work in my field of Web Development and Agile Consulting. I worked as a consultant for 3 years in the US as part of a small consultancy called OpenSource Connections, before starting work on Jogabo (you can take a look at my past experiences here). But now that I am in Lebanon, I am starting to give workshops (eg.

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I’ve received the “Introduction to Music Production” Statement!

I have finally finished the course Introduction to Music Production by Berklee College of Music at Coursera.org.

I was actually tough, but fun at the same time. For those who have enjoyed the assignments I did as infographics, I will be releasing the rest soon.

Btw, below is a Statement of Accomplishment I received!

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Guggenheim Books Digitized and Free!

 

The Guggenheim Museum has offered a nice gesture especially for designers and artists by digitizing many of it’s out-of-print books and presenting them for free, according to the news by Imprint magazine:

Guggenheim Offers Free Books! — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.

Definitely worth a look!