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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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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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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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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Finding the Extra Time You Crave

People often say they don’t have enough time to spend with family and friends or to get more things done. They actually do and, surprisingly, the time is relatively easy to find, according to business coach Sherry Lowry. The key is knowing where to look. Several years ago, Lowry uncovered a unique way of looking at the calendar. She now…

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Buying a House as a Freelancer

If you live in Austin, you’ve probably noticed a trend in the past few years. Any time you’re talking with other Austinites, conversations increasingly find their way to one or both of two common subjects: Austin’s traffic Austin’s real estate market The two subjects have the same cause – the city’s rapid growth – but only one of them stands…

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