What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Freelancing

According to Wikipedia, a freelancer is ‘someone who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to any employer long-term’. Sounds simple enough right? But, as any freelancer will tell you, there is a whole lot more to the job than that. The 2012 Freelance Industry Report revealed that freelancing is on the rise, particularly in North America, where 77.6% of all…

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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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The Changing Culture of Work

Regardless of your age, you can still feel the unspoken expectation to go to college and get a job. Not any job, the job that will take you through the next 30+ years of your career. How is this residual belief still a part of our culture? I, personally, find it utterly fascinating! I’m 48 years old and I have…

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Writing for the Web 101

You’ve gotten compliments on your writing your whole life. You know it’s something you’re good at, and you’ve decided it’s time to try to make a living at it. Yet if your goal is to become a freelance writer, being good at writing is just one part of the job. You also need to figure out how to do the…

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Working with a Freelancer 101: Understanding Legal Status

Hiring freelancers comes with a lot of benefits – you save money on things like vacation and health care, you pay only for the amount of work you need, and you pay less in taxes. If you know you need help, but aren’t sure you have enough work or budget to add a full-time employee to your staff, then finding…

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Freelancer: Why You Weren’t Hired

In the time I’ve been doing the freelance/solopreneur/consulting thing as a content strategist, I have had the opportunity to develop strategy and oversee the production of visual identities, pitch videos, blog posts, sales sheets, pitch decks, website content, and the like. I have hired and managed copywriters, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and virtual assistants to help see these projects get…

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