Money & Taxes

The final countdown: Tax deadlines you need to know now!

Now that we’re past the midpoint of March and most NCAA fans have their brackets selected, it’s time to face the looming tax deadlines ahead of you. “The…


Money & Taxes

3 reasons why every freelancer should be using an invoice app

Most freelancers hate invoicing, but it doesn’t have to be so tedious. Here are three reasons why you should add an invoice app to your toolkit.


Community

WeWork announces the Creator Awards

WeWork is launching the Creator Awards—a new, global initiative to recognize and reward the creators of the world. Debuting on March 28 in Washington, D.C., the Creator Awards…


Advocacy

Enter to win $250 - take our survey on freelance health care issues

What are the challenges you face as a freelancer? Complete our Annual Independent Worker Survey to help us advocate for better solutions for you. This year, our focus is on…


Creativity

The entrepreneur's guide to failure

“Fail fast, fail often” is an established mantra in the startup world. When creating a new business, every failed idea — every rejection, every roadblock — puts you one step closer to…


Money & Taxes

How your business structure affects your taxes

Companies come in several flavors: sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership and more. The type of business entity you choose will have a huge effect both on how you pay taxes and…


Clients & Gigs

How to gain traction as a new freelance writer

Being a freelance writer can be extremely hard work. It is rare that the work comes to you; often, you have to go find it. Part of the difficulty is…


Advocacy

What freelancers need to know about the proposed health care law

On Monday, March 6, House Republicans released a legislation proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. For freelancers purchasing coverage on the individual market, changes to the healthcare system are…


Creativity

5 ways to incorporate bliss into your freelance business

As a freelancer, I understand the frustrations you probably go through when things get “stuck.” It could be a client that falls through, a payment that doesn't come or even…


Money & Taxes

Updates to the 2017 Tax Code

Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle…


Money & Taxes

The best accounting software for freelancers in 2017

You probably chose your career path as a freelancer in order to pursue a passion—writing or design or IT consulting. Or, you might have started freelancing because it provided…


Fun

Your clock and your client's clock: can ever the twain meet?

Client’s Clock: “I’ll get back to you on that project.” Freelancer’s Clock: “I needed that information yesterday.” It doesn’t take long in the life of a…


Clients & Gigs

3 stages of client relationships and how they impact your profits

I’m a firm believer that you can remain a freelancer as long as you want, and that you don’t have to grow into an agency, or “switch to…


Advocacy

Why intersectionality matters for freelancers

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the lessons that I have learned as a freelancer in her 40s. The blog was my attempt to encourage others to…


Advocacy

Licensing and ownership: How do you protect your work?

It's been a week since we launched The Freelance Contract and already we've received tons of feedback from members across the country. With such a wide variety of freelancers working…


Money & Taxes

3 ways to introduce stability into your freelance life

There are a number of things freelancing offers, but a guaranteed steady paycheck is not one of them. Neither is paid time off for vacations, health insurance benefits, retirement planning,…


Community

Special invite: The Freelance Business Success Summit

Summits aren’t just for corporate bigwigs. Master class conventions where industry professionals mingle have made their way to the freelance workforce – and now you can even access one from…


Money & Taxes

Why every freelancer should have an “Oh, Sh*t!” fund

Being a freelancer can be one of the best careers out there. You get to do what you love and get paid while doing it. You’re constantly building, learning,…


Clients & Gigs

Introducing our free, easy-to-use contract building tool

A contract is your first line of defense against good deals gone bad. As a freelancer, your contract should be the foundation of all your agreements. It puts you in…