Creativity

Why your brain likes abstract art even when you don't

You may not think you like abstract art… but your brain is saying otherwise. Out of all of the types of painting, abstract art may be most likely to inspire…


Money & Taxes

What is a health insurance subsidy and do I qualify?

Looking for an insurance plan for 2015? Freelancers have more options than ever before -- and may even receive help from the government to pay for it. About 85% of…


Clients & Gigs

What do the most productive people have in common?

Tired of feeling bored and unfocused when you’re tackling a project? It’s a known fact that taking breaks is good for productivity, but now there’s science behind…


Clients & Gigs

Growing demand for freelance work, survey shows

Is it a good time to be a freelancer? If you’re hoping to take on more work in the future, that answer is yes. According to the national independent…


Fun

5 games that actually make you more productive

Do you have trouble making time for your goals? I’m usually the happiest when I have a lot of side projects going on at once. But finding the time…


Creativity

Childhood drawings may predict future intelligence, study says

Childhood drawings may predict future intelligence, study says


Money & Taxes

How to charge late fees when clients don’t pay on time

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Protect your work:…


Clients & Gigs

How to not seem nervous when you’re presenting to clients and freaking out inside

As a freelancer, having good presentation skills can be an invaluable business tool. Whether you’re trying to convince somebody new to work with you, or are showing your final…


How long is your average work day? Mini member poll!

How long is your average work day? Mini member poll


Money & Taxes

Retirement for freelancers: What you need to know to get started

You’re your own boss, which means you need to get your #1 employee set up for retirement. Unfortunately, many freelancers don’t save. They assume it’s too complicated…


Clients & Gigs

5 tips for writing an un-sucky bio and About page

Are you a freelancer looking to entice new clients? Don’t underestimate the value of conveying your personality to market your business. Creating an About page on your website will…


Creativity

Life hacks for boosting creativity

As it turns out, there’s a lot of research regarding what makes us creative and how we can increase it.


Clients & Gigs

How to find hot writing jobs

How to find hot writing jobs


Creativity

The bad writing advice that's killing your career

writing advice that's killing your career


Fun

How to use a semicolon

Dear Freelance Editor, I’m a freelance designer who uses a lot of typography, and I’m currently making some wallpaper designs out of semicolons. Now I see them everywhere…


Clients & Gigs

The art of a great pitch: How to get a journalist to write about your business

The art of a great pitch: How to get a journalist to write about your business


Clients & Gigs

How to write a killer product description

Do you have an online store? Are you thinking about opening one? Whether you have a large online store or a small Etsy shop, the way you list your products…


Clients & Gigs

How this nail artist turned a hobby into a thriving freelance business

Advice from a Freelance Nail Artist, Interview with Ashley Crowe


Clients & Gigs

The best project management tools for freelancers

Tired of keeping track of everything in spreadsheets, post-it notes, or your inbox? Project management software can help you save time, collaborate effectively, and prevent important to-do’s from slipping…