Hi guys, wondering if anyone can inform me of the difference between being a travel nurse or an independent contractor. Thanks for any tips!
The LLC is not a big deal, I've already looked into that. The main trouble I have run into is that Hospitals feel more comfortable dealing with a company than with the individual RN, which would save them money. I just got an offer for $50/hr that I'm still considering (in addition to paid housing & rental car, which is my usual deal or I don't go) but I still have to go thru a company which means the company is billing for around $70-75/hr and getting it. After 14 years, I am in the position I've done this long enough and want to call my own shots. I think I'm just going to do something else for a while until the shortage gets even MORE severe. I'm at the point I'm gathering backers with capital to "hang out a shingle" and "get a storefront" if that's what it takes. My wife has the experience, having scheduled my contracts for the last 4 years. It's time to make the kind of money we deserve to make. If we have to become our own agency to do it then , so be it. Again, to the Agencies, THANKS FOR NOTHING. I can do better myself. To the hospitals, WAKE UP, these agencies are milking you dry.
Please give me names of particular Indian Hospitals and/or contact names & numbers. It's this info that I lack. I'm ready to take a trip. The one I went to had harsh and barren surroundings, but, if enough money is offered, I can get past that.
My Wife and I have been Independent Contractors now for 4 years. $$ are much better. As for bene's the $$ cover that without difficulty. We use a payroll company that takes care of our IRS concerns. Best $30 a month we spend. If more RN's understood that the Government looks at RN's as PROFESSIONAL people just like a lawyer or doctor and start being Independent Contrators, the Agencies that take 50% of what you work for would soon disappear. We have never been without work in 4 years! We have even subcontracted for a few of the Agencies. Just remember that RN's eat there young and if we started looking at ourselves as professionals instead of just an employee we could be making much better $$$$.