Health

Weird sleep habits? How to sleep and stay productive

The bottom line is the better rested you are, the happier, healthier and more productive you will be.


Fun

How to deal with weird endorsements from strangers on LinkedIn

LinkedIn can actually be a useful resource for networking and finding gigs. However, it should be carefully cultivated and representative of who you are as a professional.


Fun

5 great brain game apps to exercise your noodle

Exercising your brain with various tasks and games has been shown to improve various aspects of neurological function.


Clients & Gigs

Freelancers are defying harmful stereotypes, study finds

The vast majority of freelancers wouldn’t trade the flexibility of freelancing for more job security. This is a fact we should get behind.


Fun

5 strange and wonderful summer activities

For many of us who live in the upper half of the Earth, we endured a pretty brutal and soul sucking winter. You may or may not have already repressed…


Health

Get dirty this summer (gardening)

Planting a veggie garden has an obvious tangible benefit: ie. physical things to put in your mouth. You’re also eating local, have more control over where your food comes…


Clients & Gigs

Dealing with client feedback

There’s no two ways about it: negative client feedback is the WORST. Many of us pour a little bit of our heart and soul into projects with the hopes…


Clients & Gigs

How to be your own HR Manager

As freelancers, it’s easy to feel like you wear one too many hats. You are the creative engine, the accountant, and the marketing manager all rolled into one. You…


Fun

The 10 stages of grief: Clients with terrible taste (in GIFs!)

What freelancers go through when a client has terrible taste in everything ever.


Advocacy

The 9 joys of coworking

Perhaps you are the most productive person in the world and can get up every morning, put on real pants and get into home work mode. OR, perhaps you are…


Fun

How not to work on weekends (in GIFs)

It's July, so you no longer have any excuse to stay inside on the weekends doing client work. Yes, you're very busy and important and there's work due Monday. But…


Clients & Gigs

A step-by-step guide to project proposals

So your client asks you for a proposal, or perhaps you just think that writing a proposal would be a good idea. What do you need to include? While a…


Fun

Herb gardening for the botanically-challenged

You know them, that person who lives in a one-bedroom walk-up and somehow manages to turn their fire escape into the Garden of Eden. Now while they may not be…


Fun

Where does the word "freelance" come from?

There are a lot of words for a freelancer: Independent worker. Contractor. Independent Contractor. Self-Employed Independent Contractor. However, no word has quite the ring that “freelancer” does. “Freelancer” feels somehow…


Health

7 Staggering facts about your coffee cup

It’s no surprise that we humans LOVE coffee. What’s not to love? Coffee is the sweet elixir of the gods that fuels our entrepreneurial endeavors, or at least…


Clients & Gigs

5 Tips for dealing with micromanagers

Even though you’re working for yourself, sometimes it feels like you have a boss. You have clients to answer to. Someday, you will be micromanaged by one of those…


Clients & Gigs

How to use social media to stay on top of your marketing game

Figuring out a social media marketing strategy can seem overwhelming. Never fear, freelancers: I invented a hashtag acronym (hacronym?) for you to unleash onto an unsuspecting internet, #COINED. It’s…


Advocacy

11 eco-friendly things to do for Earth Day (and every day!)

Greetings, Earthlings! A happy Earth Day to you all! This year marks the 45th annual Earth Day celebration, which is held every year on April 22nd and every day in…


Advocacy

Cool “green” apps that help you shop ethically

Choosing to purchase products that are ethically-sourced, healthy and environmentally friendly can prove to be a challenge at times. Many large companies are purposefully non-transparent when it comes to their…


Clients & Gigs

4 benefits of freelance dry spells

Freelancers like being busy, because being busy pays the bills. However, sometimes the nature of freelancing means that you could be super-mega-crazy-busy for a few months, and then suddenly find…