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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The Benefits of a Freelance Tribe: An Interview with LuAnn Glowacz

Faces of Freelance Austin is a monthly feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For our fourth installment, we check in with our hard working Co-Chair, LuAnn Glowacz. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know!! Name: LuAnn Glowacz Business name: Wordcove Find LuAnn: http://www.wordcove.com/ Number of years freelancing: 9 Located: Austin,…

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The City of Austin’s Resources for Freelancers: October Meeting Recap

Austin is a great place to be a freelancer. It was even ranked #4 in the nation for freelance work by NerdWallet. The City of Austin government does its part with a wealth of resources available to help freelancers and other small business owners. Their Small Business Development Program (SBDP) offers free and low-cost classes on a variety of topics…

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The Tao of Freelancing

I’m in the freelance business—freelance fiction copyediting, to be exact. It isn’t exactly a profession where I can expect to retire with a gold watch (did I mention I’m writing a novel, too?). The book world—and the future of work in general—have been undergoing rapid change. Flexibility and, in turn, uncertainty are the name of the game, now more so…

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Freelance Graphic and Visual Designers Spill it on Their 2015 Earnings Outlook

We recently released the results from our Freelance Austin 2015 Pricing Survey, digging into how Austin’s freelancers are earning. Now that summer’s officially kicked in, let’s take a closer look at how our friends and colleagues doing freelance work in the Austin design industry are poised to do this year. 46 survey respondents (21%) identified themselves as part of the…

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2015 Pricing Survey Breakdown: Stats You Need to Know

Thanks to you, our recent 2015 Pricing Survey for Austin Area Communications Freelancers gained a tremendous surge of 247% more respondents this year. This new wealth of data confirms that freelancing is not only alive and well but thriving, and offering us considerable earning potential outside of the traditional 9-to-5 salary model. Here’s a snapshot of how we’re courting and…

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