Breaking Free of the Office with Amy Gelfand

Faces of Freelance Austin is a monthly feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this month’s installment, we check in with Amy Gelfand, Website Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Amy Gelfand Email: info@gelfanddesign.com Website: gelfanddesign.com Number of…

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July Meeting Recap: Is Your Confidence Showing?

When Darlene Templeton was young, going through a divorce, and unemployed, she figured IBM was a big company that must need secretaries. So she waltzed into the IBM offices in jeans and t-shirt to ask for an application. It was only after she was in the building that she realized she was sorely underdressed – everywhere she looked were people…

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Enjoying the Variety of Freelancing with Crystal Zuzek

Faces of Freelance Austin is a regular feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this installment, we check in with Crystal Zuzek, VP of Freelance Programming for WCA. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Crystal Zuzek Business Name: Seven C’s Communications Email:…

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June Meeting Recap: Vision Boarding for Business

Freelancing can feel chaotic. Especially for someone new to working for themselves, freelance work can seem like something that keeps happening to you rather than something you have control over. At Freelance Austin’s June meeting, Candace Gerdes of Mamaste led attendees in a project to help us approach our freelance businesses with more intention: vision boarding. Taking A Holistic Approach…

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Working with a Freelancer 101: Important Questions to Ask

Before you can start working with a freelancer, you have to find the right one for the job. When you’ve identified a freelancer (or a few) you think may be a fit for the project you have in mind, scheduling a call or meeting to get a feel for who they are and how they work is an important part of…

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Writing for the Web 101

You’ve gotten compliments on your writing your whole life. You know it’s something you’re good at, and you’ve decided it’s time to try to make a living at it. Yet if your goal is to become a freelance writer, being good at writing is just one part of the job. You also need to figure out how to do the…

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