Breaking Up with Freelance Clients (And Why It’s Actually Good for Your Business) – Event Recap

As 2019 wound down, copywriter Kristen Hicks spoke to Freelance Austin members about how to start the new year on a strong note: Break up with clients who are toxic or just aren’t a good fit.    Keep The Right People On Your Client List Kristen gave us practical advice on why it’s important to keep our client list full…

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Thinking Inside the Box

One of the most common business analogies is to think outside the box. I was lucky early in my business life to have a great coach, Mark LeBlanc, who said, “Out-of-the-box thinking is great. But most entrepreneurs fail because they don’t build a box. They don’t define who they are and what they do.” From my perspective, building a box…

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Health Insurance Shopping Tips for Freelancers – Event Recap

Last month Molly Moore, Health Plan Lead at Decent, joined Freelance Austin to help us understand the confusing world of health insurance. With Open Enrollment for 2020 running from November 1st to December 15th, 2019, it’s not too late to get coverage. Thanks to Molly, we freelancers are now better educated on how to choose a plan that’s right for…

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The Value of a Freelance Community

I remember visiting a house a few years ago for an end-of-the-year 5th grade graduation party for my oldest daughter. It was beautiful; tastefully decorated and filled with old paintings from an Inn in Maine the child’s grandparents used to own. “Wow, I wonder what this mother does?” I thought to myself, mostly wondering how she could work and put…

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Jeanie Garrett’s Leap of Faith into Freelancing

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 Jeanie Garrett, Program Chair of Freelance Austin.   Name: Jeanie Garrett Business: Grace Communications & Consulting Email:  jeanie@gracecommunicationsconsulting.com No. of years freelancing: 1 Located: Austin TX
 Accepting new work? Yes Your…

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How Do You Handle the “Dead Space” Between Projects?

One of the hardest parts about freelancing, other than dealing with those dreaded taxes, is knowing how to handle the “dead space” between projects.  You know what I’m talking about, right?  You’ll be drowning in client work one day, and then all of a sudden, it just seems to dry up. It could be days. It could be weeks. Hopefully,…

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