How Do You Handle the “Dead Space” Between Projects?

One of the hardest parts about freelancing, other than dealing with those dreaded taxes, is knowing how to handle the “dead space” between projects.  You know what I’m talking about, right?  You’ll be drowning in client work one day, and then all of a sudden, it just seems to dry up. It could be days. It could be weeks. Hopefully,…

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September Meeting Recap: WCA Peer Mentors–The Best Advice We’ve Ever Given

Wisdom overflowed from the Freelance Austin meeting room on September 11th, where WCA peer mentors shared the best advice they’ve ever given. First we heard from one of the leaders of the WCA Peer Mentor program. Then the three panelists and the moderator intrigued the audience with insights about burning questions related to freelancing.     What is the WCA…

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5 Ways Freelance Writers Can Hone Their Skills

Freelancing is a rewarding career that gives you freedom and flexibility. You can work your own hours, wherever you like, and can  even choose the clients you want to work with. But to really get the most out of your freelancer role, you have to constantly work to improve yourself. The better you are as a writer, the more freedom…

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Enjoying the Variety of Freelancing with Crystal Zuzek

Faces of Freelance Austin is a regular feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this installment, we check in with Crystal Zuzek, VP of Freelance Programming for WCA. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Crystal Zuzek Business Name: Seven C’s Communications Email:…

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February Meeting Recap: What Does it Take to Get Paid?

Jeannie Ralston has gone from earning $7,000 for an article to $0. So what does she know about what it takes to get paid? Plenty, actually. Ralston has had her work published as a freelance journalist, a book author and now an online magazine editor. During all that time, she’s dealt with people who love to pay and people who…

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January Meeting Recap: A Reinvention Day with Ann Fry

Ann Fry’s young son, Gabe, had seen his mother cry after a hard day at work. But when he took her hand and said, “Mom, are you going to cry every day?” she knew something had to change. She resigned from the job causing her such stress the next day. That was 20 years ago. Since then, Fry has been…

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