Health

How to wake up early and stay alert

As we know, not everyone can be a morning person. Alas, sometimes you have a flight to catch, a test to take, a meeting to attend…or you’ve forgotten…


Creativity

8 great free wireframing tools

Wireframing is important. It allows you to lay out the elements of your design so you can get instant feedback before you get down to specifics. Wireframes also allow you…


Fun

Some of us are lazy all the time, says science

The perks of freelancing include being able to set your own hours. Some of us are early birds. Some of us are night owls. But what if you just feel…


Clients & Gigs

9 places to find hot creative jobs

Hey, freelance creatives! You’re multi-talented, multi-faceted makers, doers, and creators. You’re smart. You’re talented. And you’re looking for work. Here’s where to find it. Before…


Money & Taxes

Why it’s best for millennials to specialize and be flexible

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and business owners expect to hire them more. According to a new study from Elance-oDesk, hiring managers focus on hard skills…


Health

How just 10 minutes a day can make you more mindful, peaceful, and happy

Aah, the siren song of the city -- trains groaning, semis rumbling on the bridge overhead, the squeaks and drone of heavy machinery, and all the while, dodging deadlines and…


Creativity

5 great apps to banish your fear of the blank page

Writing is great! It’s easy and fun! … Except when it’s really, really not. Sometimes we need a little help to get the words going -- to help us…


Clients & Gigs

Want to work better? Let your clients see what you're cooking up

In my experience, I’ve found that really getting to know my editors and readers makes me write more honestly and genuinely. When I’m familiar with who’s dealing…


Creativity

Friday round up: Creeeeepy Creativity!

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone’s day has been off to a spoOoOoOky start. For all you busy freelancers frantically trying to put together costumes for this evening’s festivities, perhaps…


Clients & Gigs

Should you quit your day job?

If you’re bitten by the independence bug -- do you quit your day job to start your own business, or do you string along a side gig for as…


Money & Taxes

Millennials will be majority of workforce by 2015 -- new study examines implications

A new study released today by Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding examines the implications of millennials becoming the majority of the U.S. workforce in 2015. Not only will millennials be…


Clients & Gigs

Why the best learning comes from confusion

Freelancers are expected to be both specialized and flexible -- there’s no such thing as a monochromatic career anymore. Not only are we supposed to hone our specific talents,…


Health

Friday round up: Staying Healthy!

Oh, October… we’ve turned the corner into fall, and there’s a crisp bite to the weather. Autumn is in the air -- and so’s the common cold,…


Advocacy

My Union Is...

Creative? Flexible? Resourceful? Connected? What’s a union, anyway? As the way we work is changing -- more independence, less big business; more spontaneity, less stability -- and it’s…


Creativity

Get into the flow

I love writing. It’s the thing that pays my bills. Loving it, though, doesn’t mean that I always like it. Sometimes I have perfect, miraculous days, where I…


Advocacy

Think like a fish

The open ocean is a dangerous place. First of all, it’s huge. Though it’s finite, anything shy of a blue whale feels pretty tiny, floating around in something…