Health

4 smoothie recipes for healthy, busy freelancers

Why do you need more smoothies in your life? The reasons are countless and convincing: 1. Smoothies are like healthy milkshakes. 2. They’re good for you! 3. You’re…


Health

Seasonal allergy tips to help you not sneeze on your client

Ah, spring. After the foulest winter in recent memory, nothing can beat those flowers blooming, birds chirping, trees greening...until you wake up and remember the dark side of spring.…


Health

Stuff happens: Taking time off as a freelancer

Running your own business can make you seem superhuman, but freelancers still have to deal with regular human things too: doctor’s appointments, seasonal allergies, a sick kid – the list…


Fun

Fun stuff to perk up your everyday adventures

Freelancing can take you everywhere, from the home office to the coffee shop, from a coworking space to an international conference of like-minded indies. You’re a no-limit, no cubicle…


Clients & Gigs

6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

What do you get when you combine what you’re passionate about with your personal values? A successful business model! Kate Goldwater is a fashion designer and owner of the…


Health

5 Ways to Show Your Business Some TLC

If you look past its commercial ickiness, Valentine’s Day is just a nice reminder to devote some extra time to what you love. Since you’re no longer a…


Health

Say Goodbye to Winter Blues

Okay winter, we get it. You’re not going away anytime soon. While this season is paradise for snow-day-loving schoolkids, it’s unfortunately more of a hostage situation for homebound…


Free October Events for Freelancers Union Members

Your mission, if you accept it: make October freelance friendlier. This month, we’re putting the life in work-life balance by offering free wellness classes in Brooklyn that are open…


Free October Events for Freelancers Union Members

Your mission, if you accept it: make October freelance friendlier. This month, we’re putting the life in work-life balance by offering free wellness classes in Brooklyn that are open…


Clients & Gigs

Adventures in Cranberry Land: One Farm's Quest to Become Organic

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet entrepreneur Jessika Tantisook, who started Starvation Alley Farms with her partner, Jared Oakes. Not only do…


Clients & Gigs

Adventures in Cranberry Land: One Farm's Quest to Become Organic

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet entrepreneur Jessika Tantisook, who started Starvation Alley Farms with her partner, Jared Oakes. Not only do…


Clients & Gigs

Situation: “Uh-oh.” Damage Control for Mistakes on the Job

Fact: mistakes happen. As a freelancer or small business owner, chances are that at some point you’re going to mess up – or your client will think you did. As…


Creativity

Periscope Studio: A Collective of Co-Working Cartoonists

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet Steve Lieber, comic book artist, commercial illustrator, and member of Periscope Studio, a co-working space for…


Creativity

Freelancer Beach Reads

In the world of freelancers, summer can be a slower season for work. And we think summer slowdown’s biggest advantage is the opportunity to squeeze in a few rejuvenating…


Clients & Gigs

Books on Shirts! The Story of Out of Print Clothing

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet entrepreneur Todd Lawton, who created Out of Print Clothing with his business partner and childhood friend,…


Clients & Gigs

Katie Lane: Creative Business Advisor for Creative People

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet Katie Lane, a Portland-based lawyer and negotiation coach who helps freelancers through her website, Work Made…


Health

How Can Freelancers Maintain Work-Life Balance?

Bring more balance to your work and life with this advice from our candidates for Member Representative. By sharing how they manage personal and professional priorities, the three finalists offer…


Clients & Gigs

The Freelance Life Interview with Sarah Von Bargen

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet Sarah Von Bargen: Copywriter, consultant, and keeper of the popular lifestyle blog Yes and Yes. Tell…


Advocacy

Be Freelancers Union's Next Member Representative

Are you an experienced freelancer with wisdom to share? Would you like to get more involved with Freelancers Union? If so, we want you to be our next Member Representative…


Clients & Gigs

Grow More by Talking Less

For social butterflies, networking seems like the easiest way to build a freelance business. Since they feel at ease in a crowd, an opportunity to meet new people and strike…