Event Recap: Effective DIY PR Strategies

Freelance Austin hosted media specialist Rebekah Epstein of fifteen media on June 9, 2021 to share inexpensive ways to build credibility while getting the word out about your brand, or your client’s businesses. Rebekah has been working in public relations for about 10 years; as she says, “I do media relations all day, every day.” Many of her clients are…

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Event Recap: A Stress-Free Approach to Getting New Clients

If you ask freelancers the toughest part of their job, many would say it’s getting new clients. Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of Mel Edits and host of The Deliberate Freelancer podcast, offered her tips and strategies for taking stress out of the process during Freelance Austin’s March event. Know where your work comes from First, she recommends doing a business…

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Event Recap: Top Tax Tips for Freelancers

Someone once said the only things that are inevitable are death and taxes. I’d add: they are also staggeringly complicated, especially for creative freelancers like me who majored in English (I know there are a lot of us out there). Plus, every year brings new tax rules, which compounds my apprehension when April comes around. During Freelance Austin’s February event,…

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Event Recap: Modern Freelancer Dilemmas: Carry an Ethical Road Map to Build Sustainability

We’re freelancers because we like having more freedom – or maybe we just wanted to opt out of the corporate world. But the best part of freelance life may be that we can choose who we want to work with. Yet sometimes that choice comes with nagging questions: Am I OK with this client’s business and intentions? Is this a…

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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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