Clients & Gigs

Making money from art: How to build a thriving freelance business

Is living off of your artwork a personal dream? You may be wondering how you can turn your illustrations into a thriving freelance business. Marc Scheff is a freelance illustrator…


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Do you work from home? Mini member poll results!

In our last e-newsletter, we asked how many of you freelancers work from home. Now, the results are in! *72% *of you work from the comfort of your own casa.…


Clients & Gigs

How many hours of TV do you watch in a day? Mini member poll results!

Do you totally binge out on Netflix or only watch TV once in a blue moon? In our last e-newsletter poll, we asked freelancers what your TV habits are like.…


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Who went email free on the Fourth of July? Mini member poll results!

Last week in our e-newsletter, we asked freelancers how likely you were to forgo checking your email on Fourth of July. 12% of you were very unlikely to check your…


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How much sleep do you get in a night? Mini member poll results!

How much sleep do freelancers get in a night?


Money & Taxes

4 Tips to help you turn business start-up costs into your tax advantage

by Jonathan Medows A critical part of any successful business start-up is a sound plan. An area that is often overlooked in the planning process by new business owners is…


Fun

How many cups of coffee did you have today? Mini member poll results!

In our latest e-newsletter poll, we asked freelancers how much coffee they drink in a day. The majority of freelancers drink 2-3 cups a day. About a quarter drink no…


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How often do you use social media for your business? Mini member poll results!

In a mini e-newsletter poll, we asked our members how often they use social media for business purposes. (And no, Candy Crush Saga doesn't count as business, even if you…


Clients & Gigs

Bare minimum skills to work for yourself in a creative field

By Paul Jarvis Paul Jarvis is a web designer and author. His latest book, The Good Creative, explores the habits of the world’s most respected and interesting artists. Wouldn’…


Clients & Gigs

Fake it 'til you make it: How to take on work you can't do (yet)

by Justine Clay (@PitchTips) Do you ever worry that someone’s going to catch on and call you out as a fraud? Me too. Being a creative freelancer or entrepreneur…


Money & Taxes

Tax and financial planning strategies for freelancers

by Jonathan Medows While many people equate a freelancing career with a constant struggle to make ends meet, for some professional freelancers, quite the opposite is true—being self-employed allows…


Creativity

Self-publishing tips for freelancers

by Cat Agonis, author of Chicken on the Hudson It’s no wonder self-publishing is appealing to the boss-free, independent workforce: you have total control over how your book is…


Health

How to stay healthy and happy while flying

By Laura Teti, Health Coach at Freelancers Medical Traveling on a plane these days can be stressful in more ways than one. Make your next inflight experience a healthier and…


Money & Taxes

What to do if you can't pay your taxes

by Jonathan Medows, CPAforfreelancers.com The corporate tax filing date of March 17 has already passed, and the April 15 date for individual returns is closing in fast. Have you…


Health

What to do if you missed the health exchange deadline

Happy April, freelancers! The deadline for 2014 coverage through the health exchange was March 31, which means…well, if you didn’t sign up, it means you missed it. But…


Creativity

Recharge your creativity: tips from The Artist's Way

by Leigh Goldsmith, Health Coach at Freelancers Medical Why have you chosen freelancing? Artistic and creative freedom? Living life on your own terms? Being in control of your own destiny…


Money & Taxes

How to Get Organized for Every Tax Season

by Jonathan Medows, CPAforfreelancers.com We’re deep into tax season. If you haven’t already filed, it’s time to get your act together and get organized. Gathering your…


Health

How to save the world with vinegar

By Ashlee Christian Given that you are a freelancer, I know that you are a trailblazer. You are someone who is squarely in charge of your own destiny, and someone…