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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Editorial Calendars: Tools and Tips from the Pros

We were thrilled to kick-off the first meeting at our new home at Tech Ranch Austin with an all-star editorial panel. Freelance copywriters Kristen Hicks (austin-copywriter.com) and Michelle Nicholaisen (www.bombchelle.com) were joined by moderator Julie Tereshchuk, the editor-in-chief of Texas Lifestyle Magazine to dish on their processes when it comes to organizing editorial assignments for clients and colleagues. Below is…

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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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