The Value of a Freelance Community

I remember visiting a house a few years ago for an end-of-the-year 5th grade graduation party for my oldest daughter. It was beautiful; tastefully decorated and filled with old paintings from an Inn in Maine the child’s grandparents used to own. “Wow, I wonder what this mother does?” I thought to myself, mostly wondering how she could work and put…

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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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How Creativity Can Help Keep Your Freelance Career Varied

Making your living as a freelancer may afford you a great deal of flexibility, but any career path can become stale if you allow yourself to fall into a basic routine. And in some ways, a lack of variety can be worse for a freelancer than for a traditional full-time worker. If you work from home, for instance, the absence…

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5 Good Reasons to End a Client Relationship (And How to Do It)

One of the really great benefits of freelancing is the option to be picky about who you work with. We’ve all heard horror stories about toxic work cultures – or have our own! –  that drive home how much of a privilege it is to be able to walk away from client relationships that aren’t working. But freelancers often second…

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What Freelancers Need to Know About Crafting Emails

A recent survey indicates that half of American workers will be freelancers by 2027. Freelancing is different from traditional full-time work in many ways, but as with any job you still need to communicate via email with the utmost professionalism.  If anything, email is even more important in freelance work, since reporting to clients remotely means you rely on it…

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December Meeting Recap: Using LinkedIn to Network and Grow Your Freelance Business

When many of us think of networking, we envision awkward meet-and-greet functions with stacks of business cards exchanging hands among complete strangers. But thanks to LinkedIn, the massive platform for professionals that boasts 562 million users worldwide, networking has gone digital. If you’re like many busy freelancers, a LinkedIn profile is something you set up a while ago and haven’t…

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