6 Tips for Making the Most of Networking Opportunities

A freelancer’s business rarely tracks in a predictable line. There are periods when we have more work than we can handle followed by stretches when we begin to second-guess this freelance life. The important lesson is learning how to keep enough prospects in the pipeline to prevent the well from going dry. The key, of course, is networking. Networking is…

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The Freelance Parent Life

I really should have titled this article, “Can you have your cake and eat it too?” But I have questions about this cake. Are the kids awake? …. meaning, do I have to “share”? Can I eat it for breakfast? … instead of my 5 year old’s leftover jelly toast? Do we have enough milk? … or do I need…

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5 Factors to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Freelance Translator

You’ve probably noticed that more businesses are scurrying toward globalization than ever before. Technology has allowed e-commerce to reach every corner of the world. But did you know that over 90 percent of internet users reside outside of North America?  And that 75 percent of them search for products and services in a language other than English? If your business…

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Freelancing for Work Life Balance with Kristen Dunn

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 Kristen Dunn, Project Board Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Kristen Dunn Business name: Kristen Dunn Media,…

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7 Questions You Must Answer When Working On A New Website

In this digital age, having a website is important. It’s often the first port of call for potential customers, and it represents you and your business. So it really needs to do everything you — and the customer — expect from it. But often people forget and end up with a half-baked website that doesn’t give visitors a clear idea…

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5 Reasons Every Freelancer Needs a Website

If you’ve been putting off creating a website for your freelance business, Amy Gelfand, web designer and owner of Gelfand Design, advises there’s no time like the present. “Like me, many freelancers are a one-person show. It’s important that we use our website as a platform to tell our story, explain what sets us apart, and make an emotional connection…

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