Why Work?

Last month, Sara spoke to an audience of influential thought leaders at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Human Potential. The event explored the changing face of work as disruptive innovation shapes…


Together We Ohm and Find Balance

In the past few weeks, Freelancers Medical brought together the freelance community to connect, breathe, and find a moment of solidarity in the sun. Yoga events in McCarren Park and…


Day in the Life of a Freelancer (GIF Edition)

WHEN I WAKE UP FROM A LATE NIGHT CHASING DEADLINES Via: mashable WHEN I OPEN MY LAPTOP WHILE STILL IN BED Via: zikau WHEN I PUT MY FREELANCE BRAIN ON…


#FreelanceWisdom From Our Members

(Editor's Note: Some Chrome users are unable to view the Storify in their browser. Go to the Storify page to view all the #FreelanceWisdom.) [View the story "Freelance Wisdom " on…


New Look for the Freelancers Union Homepage

Hey look! We changed clothes! And our new outfit homepage looks mighty good, if we do say so. We improved the look and feel of the homepage, making sure the…


How to Stop Proscrastinating for Real

Still not finished with that project, huh? We’ve all done it. And by “done it,” I mean, “not actually do the thing you’re supposed to do.” Also known…


Accounting for What Matters

What if the things that really mattered…mattered on the balance sheet? Last week in the New York Times blog, economist Nancy Folbre had a great meditation on our economic…


A Smart Business Card

Talk about leading with your best (design) foot. Freelancer Sabine Ahrens created an entire flowchart to preemptively answer a common client question: “Do you need a designer?” The short answer…


Infographics Abound

Quick quiz! FF Chartwell is: A) A well-navigated steamship B) Your best friend’s #FollowFriday suggestion. C) The butler on Downton Abbey Sadly for all you sea captains, Twitter-ers, and…


I Am Freelance (And So Can You!)

It’s easy to get intimidated about making the jump to freelancing, especially if you want to shift to a new area of work or you’ve worked in a…


Why I Went Freelance: A Laundry List

Editor’s note: Guest blogger K.K. Apple is a freelance writer who has infiltrated the Freelancers Union office to stream Olympics coverage 24/7. She lives on the internet…