Meet Your 2017-2018 Freelance Austin Committee

Here’s a taste of who we are and why we joined the committee. Please share your questions or comments to any of us by email or in person. We’re here for you! Lynne Rhea Freelance Austin Chair/VP of Freelance Programming Lynne’s goal is to help all our boats rise together. She’s focused on providing meaningful programming and converting attendees to…

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Working with a Freelancer 101: Understanding Legal Status

Hiring freelancers comes with a lot of benefits – you save money on things like vacation and health care, you pay only for the amount of work you need, and you pay less in taxes. If you know you need help, but aren’t sure you have enough work or budget to add a full-time employee to your staff, then finding…

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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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