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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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Freelancing

According to Wikipedia, a freelancer is ‘someone who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to any employer long-term’. Sounds simple enough right? But, as any freelancer will tell you, there is a whole lot more to the job than that. The 2012 Freelance Industry Report revealed that freelancing is on the rise, particularly in North America, where 77.6% of all…

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Health Insurance for Freelancers: Getting Covered in 2018

Austin freelancers, we’re now down to less than four short weeks to get health coverage for 2018! You have until December 15th to enroll. Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you get covered. Why should I get covered? Health insurance is much more than an additional monthly expense. It is an investment in your future well-being and it…

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November Meeting Recap: Health Insurance

This month, Freelance Austin was fortunate to have Stacey Aikman, Marketing Director from Vista 360 Health, impart her helpful knowledge about a topic most of us would prefer to avoid: healthcare.   What’s changing in healthcare for 2018? Shorter Enrollment Period (Previously 3 months, this year there was just 45 days.) Open enrollment is November 1 through December 15 Find…

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The Changing Culture of Work

Regardless of your age, you can still feel the unspoken expectation to go to college and get a job. Not any job, the job that will take you through the next 30+ years of your career. How is this residual belief still a part of our culture? I, personally, find it utterly fascinating! I’m 48 years old and I have…

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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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