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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Red Flags for Freelancers: Watch Out For These 11 Clients

Bad clients come in many forms. The longer you work as a freelancer, the more you see the wide variety of clients—good and bad—that exist. Often (although not always), bad clients provide some kind of warning sign early on that there are likely to be problems. The tricky part is knowing how to recognize the red flags when they arise…

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Finding the Extra Time You Crave

People often say they don’t have enough time to spend with family and friends or to get more things done. They actually do and, surprisingly, the time is relatively easy to find, according to business coach Sherry Lowry. The key is knowing where to look. Several years ago, Lowry uncovered a unique way of looking at the calendar. She now…

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Freelance as a Form of Self-Care: November Meeting Recap

Every freelancer has a story for how they started freelancing. To start off our November Freelance Austin meeting, “Reset Your Default: Freelance as a Form of Self-Care,” Christine Moline shared her story with the room. Ten years ago, Christine had a stable full-time job in New Orleans and was on the path to homeownership with her husband. She had everything…

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6 Common Freelance Fears That Could Be Holding You Back

The monster in your closet may have moved out ages ago, but what still keeps you up at night? I was inspired by this Being Boss episode to compile some common fears that freelancers share—and some tips on how to keep them in perspective. – Fear of Missing Out, aka “FOMO.” Do you struggle with knowing when to say yes…

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