What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Freelancing

According to Wikipedia, a freelancer is ‘someone who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to any employer long-term’. Sounds simple enough right? But, as any freelancer will tell you, there is a whole lot more to the job than that. The 2012 Freelance Industry Report revealed that freelancing is on the rise, particularly in North America, where 77.6% of all…

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Health Insurance for Freelancers: Getting Covered in 2018

Austin freelancers, we’re now down to less than four short weeks to get health coverage for 2018! You have until December 15th to enroll. Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you get covered. Why should I get covered? Health insurance is much more than an additional monthly expense. It is an investment in your future well-being and it…

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November Meeting Recap: Health Insurance

This month, Freelance Austin was fortunate to have Stacey Aikman, Marketing Director from Vista 360 Health, impart her helpful knowledge about a topic most of us would prefer to avoid: healthcare.   What’s changing in healthcare for 2018? Shorter Enrollment Period (Previously 3 months, this year there was just 45 days.) Open enrollment is November 1 through December 15 Find…

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July Meeting Recap: Dive Deep Into Virtual Public Library

If the virtual Austin Public Library isn’t already your best friend, it soon will be. Blair Parsons and Maggie Bond, reference librarians with APL, dove deep into the library’s digital resources at July’s Freelance Austin meeting in our new digs, Vessel Coworking. (More on Vessel below.) Full-text Articles How many times have you searched online for a published article, only…

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Having Faith Freelancing in a New City with Cindy Dashnaw

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 Cindy Dashnaw. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Cindy Dashnaw Email: cdashnaw@indyice.net No. of years freelancing: 7 Located: Austin, TX Accepting…

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Freelancer: Why You Weren’t Hired

In the time I’ve been doing the freelance/solopreneur/consulting thing as a content strategist, I have had the opportunity to develop strategy and oversee the production of visual identities, pitch videos, blog posts, sales sheets, pitch decks, website content, and the like. I have hired and managed copywriters, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and virtual assistants to help see these projects get…

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