Event Recap: Sell More with Case Studies

Emma Siemasko started off Freelance Austin’s September meeting with a discussion about …wait for it, toilets. She explained that her friend raved about her recent purchase of a bidet, touting its life-changing qualities, to the point where Emma went and purchased one for herself. Emma, founder of Stories by Us, said, “You may be asking yourself what a bidet has…

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Event Recap: Seeing the Bright Side During Challenging Times

As temperatures soared in August, Freelance Austin members met virtually to share their coolest tips for thriving during challenging times, the resources they find most helpful, and what they’d like to change about their freelance lives. Three breakout groups featured two questions each, for a total of six questions: #1: Are you happy with where you are in your freelance…

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The PRO Act: Why You Should Care About It

The PRO Act may threaten the right to work as an independent contractor, freelancer, or consultant in America. The July 2021 Freelance Austin session was a nonpartisan deep dive discussion of this complex issue with a panel of experts. The “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” or PRO Act is not a law yet but passed in the house and is…

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Event Recap: Effective DIY PR Strategies

Freelance Austin hosted media specialist Rebekah Epstein of fifteen media on June 9, 2021 to share inexpensive ways to build credibility while getting the word out about your brand, or your client’s businesses. Rebekah has been working in public relations for about 10 years; as she says, “I do media relations all day, every day.” Many of her clients are…

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Freelance Austin Members Spill Their Success Secrets

As freelancers, we often turn to experts for answers about taxes, marketing, and technology, but when the topic is freelancing, we don’t have to go very far to get the wisdom we seek. During an unconventional monthly meeting on April 14, Kara Myers, VP of Freelance Austin, moderated a discussion – based on questions submitted in advance – in which…

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Event Recap: A Stress-Free Approach to Getting New Clients

If you ask freelancers the toughest part of their job, many would say it’s getting new clients. Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of Mel Edits and host of The Deliberate Freelancer podcast, offered her tips and strategies for taking stress out of the process during Freelance Austin’s March event. Know where your work comes from First, she recommends doing a business…

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