The Value of a Freelance Community

I remember visiting a house a few years ago for an end-of-the-year 5th grade graduation party for my oldest daughter. It was beautiful; tastefully decorated and filled with old paintings from an Inn in Maine the child’s grandparents used to own. “Wow, I wonder what this mother does?” I thought to myself, mostly wondering how she could work and put…

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March Meeting Recap: Successful Sales Strategies for Freelancers

Myrna King has more than 25 years of experience selling services in finance, computer technology, and marketing. Myrna is a business and personal coach and co-founder of Austin Coaching Coalition and the Small Business Festival. She loves providing results to happy clients and discovering new ways to win together. As co-organizer of a local TEDx women’s conference, Myrna appreciates the…

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How Creativity Can Help Keep Your Freelance Career Varied

Making your living as a freelancer may afford you a great deal of flexibility, but any career path can become stale if you allow yourself to fall into a basic routine. And in some ways, a lack of variety can be worse for a freelancer than for a traditional full-time worker. If you work from home, for instance, the absence…

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January Meeting Recap: Create More Content in Less Time

At Freelance Austin’s January event, Sheila Scarborough of Tourism Currents talked with us about how to create more content in less time. Her talk covered topics including how to share one item in many places, one idea in different ways, resharing your archives and repurposing previous content into new pieces. Sheila started her talk by stating that the only outlets…

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5 Good Reasons to End a Client Relationship (And How to Do It)

One of the really great benefits of freelancing is the option to be picky about who you work with. We’ve all heard horror stories about toxic work cultures – or have our own! –  that drive home how much of a privilege it is to be able to walk away from client relationships that aren’t working. But freelancers often second…

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What Freelancers Need to Know About Crafting Emails

A recent survey indicates that half of American workers will be freelancers by 2027. Freelancing is different from traditional full-time work in many ways, but as with any job you still need to communicate via email with the utmost professionalism.  If anything, email is even more important in freelance work, since reporting to clients remotely means you rely on it…

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