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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Freelance as a Form of Self-Care: November Meeting Recap

Every freelancer has a story for how they started freelancing. To start off our November Freelance Austin meeting, “Reset Your Default: Freelance as a Form of Self-Care,” Christine Moline shared her story with the room. Ten years ago, Christine had a stable full-time job in New Orleans and was on the path to homeownership with her husband. She had everything…

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The City of Austin’s Resources for Freelancers: October Meeting Recap

Austin is a great place to be a freelancer. It was even ranked #4 in the nation for freelance work by NerdWallet. The City of Austin government does its part with a wealth of resources available to help freelancers and other small business owners. Their Small Business Development Program (SBDP) offers free and low-cost classes on a variety of topics…

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4 Tech Sins That Put You (and Your Clients) at Risk

We all know we are supposed to back up our computers and follow security precautions to keep ourselves and our clients’ information safe. At the August Freelance Austin meeting Ask a Geek: Your Burning Tech Questions Answered, I covered some of the main errors freelancers should avoid to keep business running smoothly. For those that didn’t make it, here’s a…

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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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