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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July Meeting Recap: Dive Deep Into Virtual Public Library

If the virtual Austin Public Library isn’t already your best friend, it soon will be. Blair Parsons and Maggie Bond, reference librarians with APL, dove deep into the library’s digital resources at July’s Freelance Austin meeting in our new digs, Vessel Coworking. (More on Vessel below.) Full-text Articles How many times have you searched online for a published article, only…

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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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Meet Your 2017-2018 Freelance Austin Committee

Here’s a taste of who we are and why we joined the committee. Please share your questions or comments to any of us by email or in person. We’re here for you! Lynne Rhea Freelance Austin Chair/VP of Freelance Programming Lynne’s goal is to help all our boats rise together. She’s focused on providing meaningful programming and converting attendees to…

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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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Freelancer: Why You Weren’t Hired

In the time I’ve been doing the freelance/solopreneur/consulting thing as a content strategist, I have had the opportunity to develop strategy and oversee the production of visual identities, pitch videos, blog posts, sales sheets, pitch decks, website content, and the like. I have hired and managed copywriters, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and virtual assistants to help see these projects get…

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