Client can't get his act together? It almost cost this freelancer $7000

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Advocacy

New York City moves to support freelancers

Hey Freelance Nation, wouldn’t it be nice to feel like the law is on your side? On Monday, December 7, we introduced the #FreelanceIsntFree Bill to New York City…


Thriving in the gig economy: A panel on the freelance workforce

The freelance workforce is anything but one-size-fits-all. We span different industries, age groups, socio-economic backgrounds, and levels of expertise. Occasionally, this can make it difficult to explain what we're talkng…


Member Stories

"He said his big investor was delayed" – how one freelancer got stiffed out of $2500

This post is part of a series of freelancer stories about waiting to get paid -- or never getting paid. Presently 71% of freelancers have trouble getting paid by their…


#FreelanceIsntFree goes to NY City Hall

Exciting news, Freelance Nation! On Monday, December 7, the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign heads to New York City Hall, where we will introduce landmark legislation designed to protect freelancers against nonpayment. RSVP…


Thank you for taking part in the #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action!

On November 19, freelancers and freelance-allies across the nation celebrated a #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action. In Manhattan, we gathered at 7 different co-working locations to get campaign sign-ups, network with…


This client dined & dashed... on a $7500 tab

This post is part of a series of freelancer stories about waiting to get paid -- or never getting paid. Presently 71% of freelancers have trouble getting paid by their…


Under 26? Everything you need to know about healthcare

November is upon us. The wind blows a little colder, the leaves drift down from the trees, and the days get shorter. It can only mean one thing... You heard…


Advocacy

Get ready: #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action

Join Freelance Nation on Thursday, November 19 for a #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action! Freelancers across the nation will unite to spread awareness about client nonpayment, as well as recruit fellow…


Join the #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action

Join us on Thursday, November 19 for the #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action! The Day of Action is supported by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. She will be visiting LMHQ in…


How to evaluate a healthcare plan & find one that's right for you

It’s that time of year again...open enrollment season! Open enrollment began November 1st, 2015 and ends January 31st, 2016. But, never fear, we at Freelancers Union are here…


Fun

Share your deadbeat client horror story

Not getting paid can be really scary, especially when deadbeat clients make lame excuses or generally disrespect you and your work. For Halloween, share your best bloodchilling client horror story:…


Latest

How one freelancer relentlessly pursued a deadbeat client – and won

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Latest

6 freelancers, 1 video message: #FreelanceIsntFree

We're you – graphic designers, artists, writers – and we walk the freelance tightrope every day. All too often, the issue of client nonpayment goes unspoken. Many of us fear that in…


Latest

This freelancer waited months to get paid – then she realized she wasn't the only one

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She waited 120 days to get paid, then she made a call

This post is part of a series of freelancer stories about waiting to get paid -- or never getting paid at all. Presently 71% of freelancers have trouble getting paid…


Latest

Losing your health insurance because of a co-op shutdown? We’ve got your back.

Many of the health insurance co-ops, including Health Republic of New York, are winding down operations this year. This will require many people to find new health insurance coverage, including…


Money & Taxes Latest

Would you settle for half of what you're owed?

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:…


You won't believe how long this freelancer has waited to get paid

This post is part of a series of freelancer stories about waiting to get paid -- or never getting paid at all. Presently 77% of freelancers have trouble getting paid…


What one freelancer did when the check WASN'T in the mail

This post is part of a series of freelancer stories about waiting to get paid -- or never getting paid at all. Presently 77% of freelancers have trouble getting paid…