7 Steps to Better Financial Management as a Freelancer

One of the trickiest parts of being successful as a freelancer is figuring out how to manage your money well. Financial management is hard for most people, but when your income is inconsistent and your tax liability is higher than it is for the average person, it gets even more complicated. If freelancing is your goal for the long term,…

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Live Mobile Video & Social Media: February Meeting Recap

Need tips on how to create live videos on your mobile device for your active social media accounts? These highlights from my recent talk for Freelance Austin (plus a few extras) can help you get started. You can find the full presentation with more information here:   Live mobile video and social media from Michelle Stinson Ross There are several…

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Video Brings the Freelancer to Life: January Meeting Recap

Should freelancers use video to market their businesses? The answer, says photographer and videographer Matthew Lemke, is an unequivocal yes. “Video is a very powerful storytelling medium because it uses more than one modality: sight, sound, text … the more we use, the more we retain,” Lemke told a crowd of us at the January meeting of Freelance Austin. Matt…

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It’s Nomination Time. What Great Communicators Do You Know?

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Freelance Austin’s parent organization (WCA) will be coming together to network and brunch at the annual Banner Brunch to honor communications professionals and award scholarships to a select group of outstanding communications students at area colleges and universities Do you know somebody deserving of an award for outstanding communication? In order to recognize Austin’s greatest communicators, we need you – the larger community…

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Take the Fear Out of Contracts: November Meeting Recap

Perhaps nothing strikes more fear into the heart of a freelancer than having to negotiate a contract with a client. How do I know what to include? Will a contract hurt or help me? What happens if something goes wrong? To lessen that anxiety, we asked attorney Emily Morris of the Morris Law Firm for some tips. (As any good…

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Help Lead Freelance Austin in 2017

We’re looking for a few good women and men to help lead the Freelance Austin Committee in 2017 and beyond. Are you ready to have the most fun you’ve ever had leading a professional organization? Are you ready to gain exposure and prove your talents to dozens of potential business partners and clients? We have volunteer opportunities available to fit…

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