Clients & Gigs

Freelancers, Don't Die of Exposure

“There is a bottomless supply of ambitious young artists in all media who believe the line about exposure, or who are simply so thrilled at the prospect of publication that…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancers, Don't Die of Exposure

“There is a bottomless supply of ambitious young artists in all media who believe the line about exposure, or who are simply so thrilled at the prospect of publication that…


Advocacy

Freelancers, Let's Own The Next Economy

You are powering tomorrow’s economy and you might not even realize it. Every time you rent a room on Airbnb, hail a car on Uber, or, um, share your…


Advocacy

Freelancers, Let's Own The Next Economy

You are powering tomorrow’s economy and you might not even realize it. Every time you rent a room on Airbnb, hail a car on Uber, or, um, share your…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancing 101: How to Begin Getting Clients

Growing a solid client/gig roster may seem daunting at first, but the truth is, there is one thing we all can all do immediately to get clients: build a…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancing 101: How to Begin Getting Clients

Growing a solid client/gig roster may seem daunting at first, but the truth is, there is one thing we all can all do immediately to get clients: build a…


Clients & Gigs

3 Kinds of Things Clients Say That Make You Crazy (and What To Do About Them)

We’ve all heard some crazy things from clients. Things that can push us to the limits of our patience (not to mention sanity). We pulled some choice quotes from…


Clients & Gigs

3 Kinds of Things Clients Say That Make You Crazy (and What To Do About Them)

We’ve all heard some crazy things from clients. Things that can push us to the limits of our patience (not to mention sanity). We pulled some choice quotes from…


Clients & Gigs

Dear Disgruntled Freelancer

Dear Disgruntled Freelancer, Being self-employed is hard. And it’s difficult to feel good about a tough situation, whatever the reason is. But here’s the thing: Your situation can…


Clients & Gigs

Dear Disgruntled Freelancer

Dear Disgruntled Freelancer, Being self-employed is hard. And it’s difficult to feel good about a tough situation, whatever the reason is. But here’s the thing: Your situation can…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancer/Independent Worker/Other: What Do You Call Yourself?

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - William Shakespeare Freelancer, solopreneur, consultant, independent contractor. These are just a few of the names that independent workers use…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancer/Independent Worker/Other: What Do You Call Yourself?

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - William Shakespeare Freelancer, solopreneur, consultant, independent contractor. These are just a few of the names that independent workers use…


Creativity

Don't Sleep on Dreaming

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all, is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem Your dreams can provide more than a…


Creativity

Don't Sleep on Dreaming

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all, is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem Your dreams can provide more than a…


Health

How to Get Ahead By Resting Up

Live in NYC? Freelancers Union is hosting a series of meditation, yoga, and creativity workshops. Meet, connect, learn, and share at our FREE events, open to all of our members.…


Advocacy

We All Dream Of Being Free

How can we let freedom ring for us all? As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we recognize the movement that…


Clients & Gigs

Dreams Are Meant for Living: The Nakimuli Story

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet Tennille McMillan: Fashion designer and owner of her clothing company, Nakimuli. What’s the 1st lesson…


Clients & Gigs

Virtual Networking: Bring the Conference to You!

Conferences and networking events are filled with great opportunities for ambitious freelancers to make connections with fellow solopreneurs and gain insights from industry leaders that can help take your business…


Clients & Gigs

The Get and Give: Freelance Strategies for Dealing with Criticism

Criticism is a funny thing. Either we don’t get enough of it or we receive mixed messages, making it difficult to keep working on a project or with the…


Money & Taxes

3 Steps to Freelancing with Financial Stability

In 2011, independent musician JD Samson wrote a hugely popular article called “I Love My Job, But It Made Me Poorer.” Her piece struck a chord with us because it…