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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Scrambling Up the Career Jungle Gym with Leah Fisher Nyfeler

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 Freelance Austin’s new Programs Chair Leah Fisher Nyfeler. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Leah Fisher Nyfeler Email: leahruns100@gmail.com No. of…

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Live Mobile Video & Social Media: February Meeting Recap

Need tips on how to create live videos on your mobile device for your active social media accounts? These highlights from my recent talk for Freelance Austin (plus a few extras) can help you get started. You can find the full presentation with more information here:   Live mobile video and social media from Michelle Stinson Ross There are several…

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It’s Nomination Time. What Great Communicators Do You Know?

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Freelance Austin’s parent organization (WCA) will be coming together to network and brunch at the annual Banner Brunch to honor communications professionals and award scholarships to a select group of outstanding communications students at area colleges and universities Do you know somebody deserving of an award for outstanding communication? In order to recognize Austin’s greatest communicators, we need you – the larger community…

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5 Reasons Austin’s a Great Place to Be a Freelancer

These days, Austin seems to make it onto nearly every list one can imagine. In 2016, Austin was named the #2 “Best Place to Live” in the nation by US News and World Report. WalletHub called it the third best place to start a new career. Forbes called Austin the number one “boom town” in the nation—which they described as…

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