November Meeting Recap: Health Insurance

This month, Freelance Austin was fortunate to have Stacey Aikman, Marketing Director from Vista 360 Health, impart her helpful knowledge about a topic most of us would prefer to avoid: healthcare.   What’s changing in healthcare for 2018? Shorter Enrollment Period (Previously 3 months, this year there was just 45 days.) Open enrollment is November 1 through December 15 Find…

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July Meeting Recap: Dive Deep Into Virtual Public Library

If the virtual Austin Public Library isn’t already your best friend, it soon will be. Blair Parsons and Maggie Bond, reference librarians with APL, dove deep into the library’s digital resources at July’s Freelance Austin meeting in our new digs, Vessel Coworking. (More on Vessel below.) Full-text Articles How many times have you searched online for a published article, only…

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GETTING PAID! : June Meeting Recap

Though we hopefully love what we do, we still want to get paid for our time, effort and talent. At Freelance Austin’s most recent lunchtime event, panelists Sherry Scott, owner of Resource Connections, LLC, and Fernando Labastida, chief content officer with Content Propulsion, shared some of their thoughts on making sure clients pay appropriately for services rendered. Incoming Freelance Austin…

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The Art of the Interview: April Meeting Recap

In a lively, frank and humorous talk, KUT anchor Jennifer Stayton kept the audience engaged and informed at the most recent meeting of Freelance Austin, held at Tech Ranch on April 13. Her suggestions were useful and practical, whether your interview is for a media article, an on-air broadcast, a marketing video, an in-house newsletter or many other applications. Here…

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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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The One-Page Business Plan: January Meeting Recap

Freelance Austin kicked off the New Year with a January meeting full of helpful advice on how to keep a clear business focus. Solution: Write a ONE PAGE business plan. In her laugh-out-loud presentation, long-time WCA mentor Sheila Scarborough took the angst out of developing a business plan by proposing freelancers stick with a simple solution. The task can seem…

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