2015 Pricing Survey Breakdown: Stats You Need to Know

Thanks to you, our recent 2015 Pricing Survey for Austin Area Communications Freelancers gained a tremendous surge of 247% more respondents this year. This new wealth of data confirms that freelancing is not only alive and well but thriving, and offering us considerable earning potential outside of the traditional 9-to-5 salary model. Here’s a snapshot of how we’re courting and…

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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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Going Global – Opportunities in the International Market: Meeting Recap

Have you considered exploring international markets for your services? In August, we were joined City of Austin Economic Development Specialist Natalie Betts for a conversation about our city as a hub for international trade. What’s the strategy to attract international business to Austin? To encourage export business? We learned about the programs, partners and how you can get involved in this growing market. Natalie Betts is the…

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Pricing Your Services Correctly: Meeting Recap

Do you know what to charge for the services you provide? Should you charge by the hour, or by the project? When was the last time you raised your prices? Do you ever get tempted to drop your prices to get the job, even when you know you’re worth more? Freelance Austin investigated “Pricing Your Services Correctly” in an interactive…

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City of Austin Contracts: What You Need To Know as a Woman or Minority-Owned Business: Meeting Recap

Navigating the City of Austin’s certification programs for minority and women-owned businesses can be intimidating, but it can also lead to valuable contracting opportunities for city projects. Elton Price from the City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Dept. guided us through the MBE, WBE and other certifications at the October 2011 Freelance Austin meeting. He shared with us: how to…

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