Getting Stiffed: An Infographic

If you’re a freelancer, chances are you’ve been stiffed by a client. (Your chances are 40%, in fact.) And if you haven’t, chances are (3 in 4)…


Join the Conversation About Big Goals for 2012

Still figuring out what you want to tackle in 2012? Get motivated and inspired with the DIY Business Association's Twitter chat this Thursday, January 5. The theme? Setting Big, Hairy,…


Don’t Wait Up Honey -- I’m Going to the Benefit!

Tonight we’re welcoming friends, partners, and members to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for our Annual Benefit. This year we’ll be celebrating a new age of work and our…


Three Ways to Give Thanks as a Freelancer

Thanksgiving is on its way. With much of our country focused (understandably) on what’s going wrong, we’re looking forward to this chance to reflect on the things that…


Should We Be Going Dutch?

We just had the pleasure of our first meeting with Linde Gonggrijp, the director of FNV Zelfstandigen, which is the independent-worker arm of the Dutch Trade Union Federation. Though the…


Hurricane Irene Damage Makes Mutualism Real

At Freelancers Union HQ in Brooklyn, New York, we waited for Hurricane Irene's approach with fearful anticipation. Would it just be an adventure, building a grown-up fort of flashlights and…


Why Buy When You Can Swap?

Out of the many depressing and mind-numbing statistics, stories, and trends floating around in the recession, there is one which inspires hope: a growing economy based on trust, community, environmentalism,…


Get Big Freelancer Ideas to SXSW!

sxswidea2012.png" title="" />Where do creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, tech visionaries, artists, and social changers get together to swap notes, spread new ideas, and kick the tires of the future? SXSW…


The Consequences of Job-Juggling

In Gabrielle's recent post on the rise in the number of people working multiple, part-time jobs, she voiced concern about the cumulative strain that juggling multiple jobs might have. As…


Who, Us? We're Just a Powerful New Union, That’s All.

If you didn’t catch all the reporting-from-the-scenes #LobbyDay action on Twitter last week, I’ll fill you in on one our most successful advocacy actions yet! Last Tuesday, dozens…


Join 3rd Ward at their Original Prices

Quick announcement from one of our New York discount partners! In celebration of its 5th birthday, you can now join 3rd Ward at their opening-day prices You’ll gain access…


Too Old to Be a Designer?

It must be something in the (youthful, spring) air that had both our policy guru Gabrielle and Creative Freelancer Blog's Laurel Black thinking about age on the same day. Gabrielle…


(Freelance) Life Is Beautiful

Riccardo has been freelancing since 2001. His company, Blitz Entertainment, produces a variety of video projects, from music videos to commercials to feature films. He’s happy to tell his…


Freelancers, Neuroscience, and Your New Desk

When our Executive Director, Sara Horowitz, met THECUBE London on her journey through freelancer London, we knew these folks were ones to keep our eyes on. Looks like they're now…


1099 For Life: We Tailored It Just for You

I'm either a hoarder or a serial joiner with a deep sentimental streak: I have a collection of t-shirts spanning the range from day camp, drama productions, yearbook, soccer, Earth…


Happy Tax Day! How Did Freelancers (and GE) Fare?

Today's the day we make sure America can pay its teachers and pave its roads. That's how you think about it, right? Me too. This was the second year Freelancers…


Want to Be a Savvy Freelancer?

This great post originally appeared on the Down-to-Earth Finance blog. It's not an oxymoron, I promise you.  Many business owners and freelancers I work with pride themselves on their creative…


Freelancer Umbrella Shows Them Who's Boss

Ever wish you were carrying all the fancy gear the guys in corner offices do, or hanging the keys to the company convertible on your keyring? Well freelancer, you're the…


Quit Your Day Job: Revisions Design Studio

This great post originally appeared on The Etsy Blog. You can follow their business success series for creatives via RSS or email, too. What do you make and sell on…


Is Dealing with Money Sexy?

This great post originally appeared on the Creative Freelancer Blog. It wasn’t sexy, but it was kind of fun. I’m talking about last night’s in-person and extremely…