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"The show must go on": How one freelancer dealt with a deadbeat client

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…


Enter to win a 1-year Zipcar Membership #HowYouZip

The roadtrip is a summertime rite of passage. And, when scorching summer temperatures descend upon the concrete jungle, even the most resilient urbanites can’t help but hum along. So…


Advocacy

Share our discount page and enter to win three free months at David Barton Gym!

Freelancers Union’s Discounts program offers members amazing deals on everything from classes, gyms, and coworking, to accounting software and more. We want to spread the word and offer these…


Money & Taxes

New York Freelancers! Have you been the victim of a non-paying client? We want to hear from you!

44% of our members reported issues getting paid in the previous year. On average our members are owed over $10,000 in unpaid invoices and spend 36 hours tracking down…


What You Need to Know About The Billing Transition

Important Information About Your Billing Freelancers Union would like to make you aware of a change in your health insurance billing from Freelancers Union and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Beginning August…


Advocacy

Come work with us!

Want to work at a fun, entrepreneurial non-profit with great people, while supporting the nation’s 53 million independent workers? Freelancers Union is hiring! Freelancers Union is the largest network…


Advocacy

Write for our blog and help build a great resource for freelancers!

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your expertise and help other freelancers? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our blog is one of the most important…


Clients & Gigs

Work in the sharing economy? We want to hear your voice

We've teamed up with RFS, a Stanford graduate research team, to launch the first definitive study of the sharing economy workforce. If you’ve worked as an independent contractor for…


Advocacy

Millennials are reshaping the workforce

Since 2007, Freelancers Union has seen a 3,000% surge in members under 35. What's driving this boom? Our founder, Sara Horowitz, takes on that question in today's Fast Company:…


Money & Taxes

Need help with accounting? Check out our FreshBooks discount

We launched our new discounts page this week, which offers Freelancers Union members discounts on everything from tax prep, gyms, and coworking spaces to software for small businesses. One of…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancing 101: 6 things no one tells you about getting started

Are you thinking about going freelance? Everyone knows that taxes are challenging - but what’s the real secret to having a successful freelance career? Is there a trick to…


Fun

Freelancers Union Gift Pack Giveaway Official Contest Rules

Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility The Freelancers Union Gift Pack Giveaway contest (the “Promotion”…


Health

How to buy insurance if you missed the deadline

If you miss the deadline for health insurance, you may still be able to get coverage. Here are your options: Special Enrollment Period You may still be able to sign…


Money & Taxes

Your tax questions, answered LIVE!

It’s officially tax season, and our resident tax expert Jonathan Medows wants to guide you out of the fearsome freelance tax labyrinth. Jonathan will answer your questions LIVE on…


Health

Don't miss the deadline!

Heads up, freelancers! The deadline to enroll in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace is THIS SUNDAY -- February 15, to be exact. Procrastinators, crunch time has arrived.…


Health

Anthem Security Breach: Information for Freelancers Union members

UPDATED: 2:12 PM, 2/6/15 We learned this morning that Anthem, the parent company of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, was the target of what they are calling…


Health

What parents should know about life insurance

Life insurance is not exactly the most cheerful subject. But when you start a family, you start to realize why 44% of households have a life insurance policy: our children!…


Health

The most important resource you're not protecting: your income

You consider yourself responsible—you always get insurance on your important electronics; you’ve got a health plan and you get checkups with your doc. But there’s probably one…


Advocacy

What makes a great Hive Leader?

So you’ve heard about Hives—the online community especially for freelancers. Maybe you’ve posted once or twice; or you’ve read about how Hives can help your business…


Fun

Cool new Hives feature: Categories!

Hey freelancers, now there’s a better way to find the right Hive! You wanted ways to find the right Hives for your interests and needs—well, now there’s…