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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September Meeting Recap: WCA Peer Mentors–The Best Advice We’ve Ever Given

Wisdom overflowed from the Freelance Austin meeting room on September 11th, where WCA peer mentors shared the best advice they’ve ever given. First we heard from one of the leaders of the WCA Peer Mentor program. Then the three panelists and the moderator intrigued the audience with insights about burning questions related to freelancing.     What is the WCA…

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August Meeting Recap: Squeezing Every Minute Out of Your Day

Lani Rosales is a powerhouse businesswoman, who also runs communities and events that help support job seekers in Austin. Lani gets a lot done in her every day as Chief Operating Officer at The American Genius. She has been named in the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders several times, co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH and Austin Digital Jobs,…

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