Event Recap: Modern Freelancer Dilemmas: Carry an Ethical Road Map to Build Sustainability

We’re freelancers because we like having more freedom – or maybe we just wanted to opt out of the corporate world. But the best part of freelance life may be that we can choose who we want to work with. Yet sometimes that choice comes with nagging questions: Am I OK with this client’s business and intentions? Is this a…

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Event Recap: Word-of-mouth isn’t enough; freelancers need strategies, too.

Even if you are a one-woman (or one-man) show and receive most business through word-of-mouth, you still need a strategy for getting new business and generating buzz. Let’s face it, even “tiny businesses” need to grow. At the December 9 Freelance Austin meeting, Sierra Bailey, a tiny business expert and CEO of Doers Shakers Makers, explained the five most common marketing…

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Event Recap: Tips for Creating an Effective, “On-brand” Website

As virtual connections are increasingly the norm, effective websites have shifted from a freelancer’s “nice to have” to a necessity. Traci Synatschk, the speaker at Freelance Austin’s September meeting – Does your website reflect your brand? – explained, “You have to ask yourself: is my website really saying what I want to say and does it match who I am?”…

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Catherine Jewell helps people connect to their career passions

Faces of Freelance Austin is a monthly feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this month’s installment, we check in with Catherine Jewell, Membership Chair of Freelance Austin.   Name: Catherine Jewell Business/organization name: Career Passion Coach Email: cj@CareerPassionCoach.com                  Website: https://careerpassioncoach.com/ No. of years freelancing: 23 Located: Austin, Texas Accepting new work?…

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Event Recap: Boost Your Financial Success with Profit First Accounting

If struggling to pay your quarterly taxes or playing catch up with bookkeeping are regular occurrences, you are not alone. For many freelancers, particularly those who identify as creative people, finance is simply not in their wheelhouse. Catherine Jewell, owner of Career Passion® Coach, fell into this category for 23 years until discovering Profit First, the title of a bestselling book…

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Event Recap: Marketing on a Shoestring

Did you miss our March meeting? Don’t worry, we have your back! Cindy Brummer, user experience designer and creative director for Standard Beagle, shared her recommendations for making the most of your marketing budget. And let me tell you, she didn’t pull any punches! Let’s face it, most freelancers are better at working in the business than on the business….

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