5 Reasons Every Freelancer Needs a Website

If you’ve been putting off creating a website for your freelance business, Amy Gelfand, web designer and owner of Gelfand Design, advises there’s no time like the present. “Like me, many freelancers are a one-person show. It’s important that we use our website as a platform to tell our story, explain what sets us apart, and make an emotional connection…

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September Meeting Recap: Functional Finance for Freelancers and Beyond

We all have different reasons for entering into the freelance world. Maybe you want to spend more time at home with your kids. Maybe you started a business to follow your passion. Perhaps you love working in your pajamas. Or you hate horrible bosses and uncomfortable office politics. Welcome to freedom! On the flip side, the freelance life comes with…

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August Meeting Recap: How to Tell Your Unique Story to Attract Clients and Make More Money

The room was packed. Everyone was waiting to hear how they could tell a better brand story. And Judy Tsuei knows a thing or two about this. After all, she’s worked with global brands like Toyota and Neutrogena, indie brands, and even celebrities. She’s also been an editorial director, a regular contributor to MindBodyGreen, and a frequent guest on notable…

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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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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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