Having Faith Freelancing in a New City with Cindy Dashnaw

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 Cindy Dashnaw. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Cindy Dashnaw Email: cdashnaw@indyice.net No. of years freelancing: 7 Located: Austin, TX Accepting…

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Working with a Freelancer 101: Understanding Legal Status

Hiring freelancers comes with a lot of benefits – you save money on things like vacation and health care, you pay only for the amount of work you need, and you pay less in taxes. If you know you need help, but aren’t sure you have enough work or budget to add a full-time employee to your staff, then finding…

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Scrambling Up the Career Jungle Gym with Leah Fisher Nyfeler

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 Freelance Austin’s new Programs Chair Leah Fisher Nyfeler. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Leah Fisher Nyfeler Email: leahruns100@gmail.com No. of…

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7 Steps to Better Financial Management as a Freelancer

One of the trickiest parts of being successful as a freelancer is figuring out how to manage your money well. Financial management is hard for most people, but when your income is inconsistent and your tax liability is higher than it is for the average person, it gets even more complicated. If freelancing is your goal for the long term,…

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It’s Nomination Time. What Great Communicators Do You Know?

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Freelance Austin’s parent organization (WCA) will be coming together to network and brunch at the annual Banner Brunch to honor communications professionals and award scholarships to a select group of outstanding communications students at area colleges and universities Do you know somebody deserving of an award for outstanding communication? In order to recognize Austin’s greatest communicators, we need you – the larger community…

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Red Flags for Freelancers: Watch Out For These 11 Clients

Bad clients come in many forms. The longer you work as a freelancer, the more you see the wide variety of clients—good and bad—that exist. Often (although not always), bad clients provide some kind of warning sign early on that there are likely to be problems. The tricky part is knowing how to recognize the red flags when they arise…

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