Event Recap: Tips for Creating an Effective, “On-brand” Website

As virtual connections are increasingly the norm, effective websites have shifted from a freelancer’s “nice to have” to a necessity. Traci Synatschk, the speaker at Freelance Austin’s September meeting – Does your website reflect your brand? – explained, “You have to ask yourself: is my website really saying what I want to say and does it match who I am?”…

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Event Recap: Behind the Scenes at KUT with Host Jennifer Stayton

On February 12, 2020, Freelance Austin took its meeting on the road to tour the KUT studio with Morning Edition host and Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) member, Jennifer Stayton. KUT is located on the University of Texas campus in the Belo Center for New Media.  To begin our tour, Jennifer explained that KUT makes up the news programming part…

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Event Recap: Breaking Up with Freelance Clients (And Why It’s Actually Good for Your Business)

As 2019 wound down, copywriter Kristen Hicks spoke to Freelance Austin members about how to start the new year on a strong note: Break up with clients who are toxic or just aren’t a good fit.    Keep The Right People On Your Client List Kristen gave us practical advice on why it’s important to keep our client list full…

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Health Insurance Shopping Tips for Freelancers – Event Recap

Last month Molly Moore, Health Plan Lead at Decent, joined Freelance Austin to help us understand the confusing world of health insurance. With Open Enrollment for 2020 running from November 1st to December 15th, 2019, it’s not too late to get coverage. Thanks to Molly, we freelancers are now better educated on how to choose a plan that’s right for…

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March Meeting Recap: Successful Sales Strategies for Freelancers

Myrna King has more than 25 years of experience selling services in finance, computer technology, and marketing. Myrna is a business and personal coach and co-founder of Austin Coaching Coalition and the Small Business Festival. She loves providing results to happy clients and discovering new ways to win together. As co-organizer of a local TEDx women’s conference, Myrna appreciates the…

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February Meeting Recap: How to Break Into Content Marketing

It’s no secret that the internet has transformed the media world. Traditional media channels like print newspapers and magazines have been forced to consolidate or fold as subscriptions and readership continue to dwindle. This presents a challenge to most freelancers trying to eke out a living through traditional outlets. But it isn’t all bad news. Even as traditional media channels…

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