Should You Call Yourself a Freelancer?

The word “freelance” is largely defined by what it’s not. A person who does freelance work doesn’t commit to one company or organization full time in exchange for a salary and benefits. Instead, freelancers work with a hodgepodge of different clients, providing services as needed on a temporary or part-time basis. Over one-third of workers in the United States have…

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Finding the Extra Time You Crave

People often say they don’t have enough time to spend with family and friends or to get more things done. They actually do and, surprisingly, the time is relatively easy to find, according to business coach Sherry Lowry. The key is knowing where to look. Several years ago, Lowry uncovered a unique way of looking at the calendar. She now…

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The Art of Networking: How to Build Bridges, Not Burn Them

I wouldn’t call myself a “networking expert” and I would never pretend to sell myself to someone as a person who “connects” people. However, a lot of people have told me that I know a lot of people, I’m good at bringing people together and I’ve managed to create a rather large network in the past few years. I (maybe…

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Copyrights for Copywriters and Other Freelancers

Have you ever wondered whether you should apply for a copyright?  What does a copyright cover?  How do you go about getting one? If you’ve ever pondered these questions, the following description of copyright functions and how they apply to freelancers may provide some guidance. 1.   What is a Copyright? Formal copyright protection applies to original works of authorship, including…

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Getting Out of the Procrastination Pit: Time and Space

It’s simply smart business as solopreneurs to devote our most productive hours to client projects. That’s why we don’t book appointments during our A-time. However, sometimes we watch our non-billable hours evaporate as the time we spend on client work extends into nights and weekends. So, between exhaustion and the other showstoppers in our lives, when are we supposed to…

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Top 10 Takeaways on Book Publishing: February Meeting Recap

For years, I’ve pondered writing a book. Now that I’m launching a speaking career next month at SXSW Interactive, I decided now was the time to hunker down and do it. Since writing a book is my No. 1 goal for 2016, I was intrigued to receive an email about Freelance Austin’s February meeting featuring Patti DeNucci’s publishing journey. DeNucci is the…

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