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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Breaking Free of the Office with Amy Gelfand

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 Amy Gelfand, Website Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Amy Gelfand Email: info@gelfanddesign.com Website: gelfanddesign.com Number of…

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September Meeting Recap: Peer Mentoring for Business Success

Moderator Julie Tereshchuk, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Lifestyle Magazine Speakers Amy Hufford, Principal, Stellar Communications Jenny Magic, Communications Strategist, Raise Your Hand Texas Julie Wickert, Proposal Manager, Hart InterCivic At our September meeting, we heard from members of the Women Communicators of Austin mentoring committee. These generous mentors — Julie Tereshchuk, Amy Hufford, Jenny Magic, and Julie Wickert — are also long-time…

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Forging Personal Relationships in a Digital World: An Interview with Haley Schultheis

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 Haley Schultheis. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Haley Schultheis Business name: The Studio Digital Email: Haley@thestudiodigital.com Website: http://www.thestudiodigital.com/ No. of years…

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The Art of Networking: How to Build Bridges, Not Burn Them

I wouldn’t call myself a “networking expert” and I would never pretend to sell myself to someone as a person who “connects” people. However, a lot of people have told me that I know a lot of people, I’m good at bringing people together and I’ve managed to create a rather large network in the past few years. I (maybe…

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