A former co-worker (lecturer/author) just left the same organization that laid me off (I was there 11 yrs)and started his own ministry. He has asked me to do some part-time admin support for him from home using his laptop and cell phone. Does that make me an Indie?
No, you're not an indie if you work for only one day. That's considered incidental income because you are not engaged in a business nor motivated by profit. You must include the income as "other income" on page 1 of your 1040 tax return.