The Six Keys to Elance Success

August marked a month of continuous learning for Freelance Austin members. Elance expert Trish Lambert stopped by to provide some insight in our last meeting, Get Some Help Part 2 – Online Outsourcing, where she shared her successes and faux-pas about navigating the Elance world as both a buyer and a seller. Here are her six tips to finding success on…

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Infographic: A Freelancer’s Guide to Best Apps & Tools

Freelancers have a lot to juggle, from bills and invoices to managing their own social media and websites. Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we begin to forget important items on our to-do list or put too much effort into something that could be done more easily. Freelance Austin met to share apps and tools that make life, well, easier!…

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The Art of Subcontracting

If you missed our meeting on “The Art of Subcontracting,” no need to worry. We have notes for you from our speakers Dana Marruffo & LuAnn Glowacz. In fact, from now on you can find a summary of each Freelance Austin monthly meeting here on our blog! The Art of Subcontracting: Advice from Dana Marruffo & LuAnn Glowacz June 11, 2014  …

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Writing Proposals that Get the Job: Meeting Recap

They want a proposal and estimate. Tomorrow! How do you target what they need, versus what they say they want; get it in writing and put a price on it — without staying up all night? Vicki McCullough gave us the scoop on how to make it happen. Vicki develops proposals for the public and private sector as part of…

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Infographics — A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: Meeting Recap

Infographics can simplify a complex idea — or thoroughly confuse your audience. We asked two talented visualizers to join us for a lively discussion of communicating with infographics. We got down to the nuts and bolts of this marketing must-have: the how’s the when’s and the go to’s Melissa Ek is the owner and creative director of ekMEDIA, a design and marketing studio…

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Learn to Brand — Helping Clients Realize their Visions: Meeting Recap

Can you effectively create your own brand and own it? We experimented with an innovative, self-guided approach created by Mami Serwaa, entrepreneur and branding expert. Her informal and relaxed style led the group through self-reflection and interactive branding activities to help us understand how to express ourselves and our business. Born with a gift for drawing, educated as an art director…

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