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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Marketing on a Shoestring – Event Recap

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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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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