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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The Evolution of Gail Gonzales: From Corporate Fatigue to Joyful Freelancer

Name: Gail Gonzales Business/organization name: Evolve Your Brand Email: gail@evolveyourbrand.online                  Website: https://evolveyourbrand.online/ No. of years freelancing: 5.5 full-time Located: Austin, Texas Accepting new work? Yes Superhero power: Intuition (and Helpfulness) – hearing what my clients DON’T say and need. _________________________ How do you describe the work you do? I help purpose-driven entrepreneurs align their brand with their passion to…

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Catherine Jewell Helps People Connect to Career Passions

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 Catherine Jewell, Membership Chair of Freelance Austin.   Name: Catherine Jewell Business/organization name: Career Passion Coach Email: cj@CareerPassionCoach.com                  Website: https://careerpassioncoach.com/ No. of years freelancing: 23 Located: Austin, Texas Accepting new work?…

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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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How Often Do You Replace Your Freelance Business Computer?

I’d originally planned to blog about Macs vs PCs because I knew there would be some pithy things to say about this heated debate topic. Our house is divided, for what it’s worth. So I asked a few friends about their preference (ok fine, I posted on a Facebook group for local freelancers) and used a funny cat meme –…

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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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