6 Tips for Making the Most of Networking Opportunities

A freelancer’s business rarely tracks in a predictable line. There are periods when we have more work than we can handle followed by stretches when we begin to second-guess this freelance life. The important lesson is learning how to keep enough prospects in the pipeline to prevent the well from going dry. The key, of course, is networking. Networking is…

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5 Ways to Find Freelance Networking Events in Austin

In a world where freelancers can run entire businesses from our laptops and order lunch from our phones, there is still an inherent human value in connecting with other people face-to-face. Studies have shown that people with strong social ties tend to live longer, and the United Kingdom recently appointed its first Minister of Loneliness to address the social and…

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Taking Risks to Move Forward with Krissy Teegerstrom

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 Krissy Teegerstrom, Programs Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Krissy Teegerstrom 
Business name: Featherweight Studio
 Email: featherweightstudio@gmail.com
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Should Freelancers Ever Offer “Friend Discounts”?

Pricing can be a tough conversation for freelancers in any context, but especially when it comes to working with friends.  After six years of working for myself, here’s what I’ve learned about offering “friend discounts.” I work under the name Featherweight Studio and I offer both goods and services. Goods include graphic tees, one-of-a-kind clothing and art objects that I…

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The Changing Culture of Work

Regardless of your age, you can still feel the unspoken expectation to go to college and get a job. Not any job, the job that will take you through the next 30+ years of your career. How is this residual belief still a part of our culture? I, personally, find it utterly fascinating! I’m 48 years old and I have…

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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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