8 Tips to Help Sell Your Freelance Services: July Meeting Recap

“Is this prospect qualified to work with me? Am I qualified to work with them?” These are just two of the questions Nick Weynand prompted freelancers to ask themselves at our July Freelance Austin meeting. Weynand, who is the founder, president and strategy director at TradeMark Media, was armed with fascinating, field-proven insights on Selling Yourself: Persuasive Communications for the…

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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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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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Picture This on Social: June Meeting Recap with @AndreaGenevieve

Freelance Austin’s June 10th meeting featuring Andrea Michnik (andreagenevieve.com, ) at Tech Ranch was an informative and interactive exploration into the ever-changing world of social media via her helpful “Savvy Social Media Guide.” Specifically, she covered how best to snap, shoot, crop, edit and post professional-looking photos, video and content on the web to enhance both SEO and engagement on…

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How Keeping Editorial Calendars Can Make a Freelancer’s Life Easier

If you work in marketing, you’ve likely worked with clients that use editorial calendars. The benefit of having an organized system for tracking the progress of content creation seems obvious enough when you’re an agency or business with multiple people working to create, edit, and approve the content that goes out. As a freelancer, you’re just one person. But you’re…

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You’ve Got Nerve

Freelance Austin put together an October panel of “Battle-Hardened Pros” to share tips on building your portfolio, organizing and growing your business, and the best ways to network and use free time. As a freelancer, building a portfolio is extremely important but sometimes difficult. Our pros tell us that becoming an organization leader, part of a group project, or volunteering…

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