Working with a Freelancer 101: Important Questions to Ask

Before you can start working with a freelancer, you have to find the right one for the job. When you’ve identified a freelancer (or a few) you think may be a fit for the project you have in mind, scheduling a call or meeting to get a feel for who they are and how they work is an important part of…

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The Future of the Home Office: Freelancing in the New IoT Age

Freelancers now make up over 35% of the U.S workforce and the stats show no sign of stopping. According to recent stats, 51.6% of businesses in the United States are run out of the home. Usually starting life in someone’s basement, bedroom or any available corner within the business owner’s property. So having a good home office if you’re an…

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February Meeting Recap: What Does it Take to Get Paid?

Jeannie Ralston has gone from earning $7,000 for an article to $0. So what does she know about what it takes to get paid? Plenty, actually. Ralston has had her work published as a freelance journalist, a book author and now an online magazine editor. During all that time, she’s dealt with people who love to pay and people who…

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Freelance Survival: How to Make The Flexible Lifestyle Work For You

Regardless of your age and current rung on the career ladder, you may have noticed that the culture of work is slowly changing. In just a few decades, our career spans have altered dramatically from that of our parents and grandparents. The “job for life” adage seems almost archaic nowadays. More of us change career paths, face unemployment, or freelance…

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January Meeting Recap: A Reinvention Day with Ann Fry

Ann Fry’s young son, Gabe, had seen his mother cry after a hard day at work. But when he took her hand and said, “Mom, are you going to cry every day?” she knew something had to change. She resigned from the job causing her such stress the next day. That was 20 years ago. Since then, Fry has been…

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Freelance Austin Finds New Resources at Austin’s New Central Library

Though Freelance Austin meetings are connected by a theme, monthly meetings don’t always follow the same format. This month, we took a field trip to Austin’s new Central Library for a special guided tour. Austin Public Library (APL) research librarian Meg Holle led our select group through all six of the library’s floors before providing a hands-on session searching online…

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