Event Recap: From Distraction to Intention

As Maura Nevel Thomas noted during November’s Freelance Austin meeting, “Empowered Productivity: Win the War Against Information Overload,” most of us start our days simply by looking at what’s in front of us. But according to Maura, if our goal is to increase productivity and reduce stress, that’s all wrong. Instead, she advocates for a system. “When we apply a…

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Event Recap: Seeing the Bright Side During Challenging Times

As temperatures soared in August, Freelance Austin members met virtually to share their coolest tips for thriving during challenging times, the resources they find most helpful, and what they’d like to change about their freelance lives. Three breakout groups featured two questions each, for a total of six questions: #1: Are you happy with where you are in your freelance…

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Freelance Austin Members Spill Their Success Secrets

As freelancers, we often turn to experts for answers about taxes, marketing, and technology, but when the topic is freelancing, we don’t have to go very far to get the wisdom we seek. During an unconventional monthly meeting on April 14, Kara Myers, VP of Freelance Austin, moderated a discussion – based on questions submitted in advance – in which…

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Event Recap: Top Tax Tips for Freelancers

Someone once said the only things that are inevitable are death and taxes. I’d add: they are also staggeringly complicated, especially for creative freelancers like me who majored in English (I know there are a lot of us out there). Plus, every year brings new tax rules, which compounds my apprehension when April comes around. During Freelance Austin’s February event,…

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August Meeting Recap: Squeezing Every Minute Out of Your Day

Lani Rosales is a powerhouse businesswoman, who also runs communities and events that help support job seekers in Austin. Lani gets a lot done in her every day as Chief Operating Officer at The American Genius. She has been named in the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders several times, co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH and Austin Digital Jobs,…

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Successful Networking is Intentional

Networking. Whether we love it or hate it, our career demands it. Those of us who hate it tend to see networking as “smarmy,” sales-y” or just plain anxiety-producing. It can feel less than authentic going into a room of people solely to promote yourself. But Patti DeNucci has a different take on networking. She shared her networking strategies at…

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