The Freelance Parent Life

I really should have titled this article, “Can you have your cake and eat it too?” But I have questions about this cake. Are the kids awake? …. meaning, do I have to “share”? Can I eat it for breakfast? … instead of my 5 year old’s leftover jelly toast? Do we have enough milk? … or do I need…

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Freelancing for Work Life Balance with Kristen Dunn

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 Kristen Dunn, Project Board Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Kristen Dunn Business name: Kristen Dunn Media,…

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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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Minimizing Distractions When You Work at Home

Being able to work at home has changed many people’s lives. However, keeping focused on your work can be difficult when you’re surrounded by so many things that you love and enjoy. Here are our top tips for minimizing distractions when you work at home: Have a dedicated workspace Having a separate room to use as your office is ideal….

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June Meeting Recap: Vision Boarding for Business

Freelancing can feel chaotic. Especially for someone new to working for themselves, freelance work can seem like something that keeps happening to you rather than something you have control over. At Freelance Austin’s June meeting, Candace Gerdes of Mamaste led attendees in a project to help us approach our freelance businesses with more intention: vision boarding. Taking A Holistic Approach…

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The Future of the Home Office: Freelancing in the New IoT Age

Freelancers now make up over 35% of the U.S workforce and the stats show no sign of stopping. According to recent stats, 51.6% of businesses in the United States are run out of the home. Usually starting life in someone’s basement, bedroom or any available corner within the business owner’s property. So having a good home office if you’re an…

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