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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Making Data Analytics Work for Freelancers: June Meeting Recap

“Do you want more clients? Do you want to keep good clients coming back?” Nearly early every head in the room nodded (rather vigorously) in response to Jed Jones, co-founder and chief data scientist at MindEcology. The key to achieving these goals, he said, is using metrics to match your needs as a freelancer to those of your clients. And…

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Scrambling Up the Career Jungle Gym with Leah Fisher Nyfeler

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 Freelance Austin’s new Programs Chair Leah Fisher Nyfeler. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Leah Fisher Nyfeler Email: leahruns100@gmail.com No. of…

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How to Avoid a Media Crisis (Or Be Helpful During One): April Meeting Recap

The Academy Awards. Chipotle. EpiPen. Uber. Ryan Lotke. 2016 was a banner year for media crises, and 2017 is off to a great start. So getting crisis management tips from Libba Letton at Freelance Austin’s April meeting was timely, useful and definitely fun. Libba has built a career in the media crisis trenches, including in her work with Whole Foods,…

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Mari Ramirez’s 5 Most Forgotten Tax Tips for Freelancers: March Meeting Recap

Tax day is April 18 this year. Even if you’ve already filed, CPA Mari Ramirez undoubtedly shared something you didn’t know at the March Freelance Austin meeting, including these five frequently forgotten items on our personal and/or business returns. #1. “You ain’t giving away right!” When you drop off a trunk load at Goodwill, The Caring Place or another charity,…

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3 Cool Places to Work Remotely in Austin

As I write this, I’m watching a blazing orange sunrise from my window seat on a Southwest flight to Chicago. One of the joys of freelancing is our ability to work wherever and whenever we choose, and I must say this is one of the best places I’ve found: a tray table with a 10,000-foot view of Austin. Some freelancers…

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