Clients & Gigs

Do you know your freelance rights?

Did you know that as an independent worker, you have certain rights that protect you from behavioral and financial control from your clients?


Money & Taxes

The ultimate tax guide for freelancers

Freelancers are often (rightfully) confused about how and when to pay their taxes. But fear not, fellow new economy pioneer! Here’s a compendium of all the many resources from…


How to fire your client

Your clients are the lifeblood of your business… or at least until one or two clients cost you money with endless revisions or low rates. They’re not terrible people,…


Money & Taxes

Got a side hustle? Here's how to pay your taxes

If you’ve got a full-time job and are freelancing on the side, you may be unfamiliar with the tax rules associated with your side gig. I’ve been working…


Money & Taxes

What happens if I get sick or injured? Income replacement for freelancers

If you get sick or injured, health insurance can pay for your medical expenses. But what if you can’t work? Freelancers don’t have sick days. What about all…


Fun

Who's got the best pet? (A fun contest for freelancers!)

It’s mid-week in February and by my watch, it’s time to look at some adorable pictures of animals. After all, our pets are often the only coworkers freelancers…


Creativity

Freelance vs. day job: Don't compromise just to pay the bills

“The biggest mistake I see people making is compromising on the passion to pay their bills...they get desperate, to where they’re taking on any kind of work they…


Clients & Gigs

Need a gig? Need to hire a freelancer?

Our members have started their own job board in our online community! Need a gig or want to hire a freelancer? Check out the Work, Work, Work community now. Here…


Health

Don't have health insurance yet? Check out Freelancers Medical!

Revolutionary care for a revolutionary workforce.


Advocacy Creativity

Everything you need to know about freelancing (for the price of lunch)

In 2015, more than 53 million Americans will freelance. This plucky, nimble group of entrepreneurs will transform the economy, change the way we think about “work,” and build meaningful, un-soul-sucking…


Health

How to be an adult: 7 ways to get it together

Okay, we’re a week into 2015. How’s your New Year’s resolution doing? Even if you’re far into adulthood (like me), being a grownup and following through…


Fun

Cool new features on our blog

For about two years, some of the most frequent comments we heard from our members were things like: “Requiring a Facebook account in order to to comment on your site…


Health

Your health insurance questions, answered

So you’re a freelancer and you need to get health insurance. Now what? Here are the most common questions about Freelancers Union's health insurance plans in New York --…


Health

How is your pharmacy coverage changing in 2015?

If you’re currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through Freelancers Union, your pharmacy coverage is changing in a number of key ways -- so be sure to read…


Clients & Gigs

Find a gig / share a gig in new online network for freelancers

What’s the best way to get gigs or find freelancers? By asking your network! That’s one of the many reasons we built an online community (called Hives): to…


Fun

Back to school: Send us your school photos!

Photo: c. 1899, Library Archives, Canada What were you like as a kid? It’s back to school time, and as all our kids (or other people’s kids) put…


Creativity

How do you deal with online harassment as a freelancer?

Source: mikael altemark As a citizen of the internet, you’ve probably seen the worst that the internet has to offer. Trolls. Harassment. Sickening comments. Stuff that makes you want…


Advocacy

Come work with us! (at Freelancers Union)

Freelancers Union is hiring! Freelancers Union is the largest network of independent workers in the country, with over 240,000 members. Our members are part of a huge new economic…


Clients & Gigs

The best-paid freelancers make clients look good. Here's why.

My #1 freelance client just got yelled at by her client. And yes, that’s my problem too. As a freelancer, I am always aware not only of making myself…


Clients & Gigs

What are the best cities for women entrepreneurs in 2014?

Photo by Paul Stein. Creating an environment that encourages and sustains women entrepreneurs should be among the top priorities for the mayors of every American city. What are the best…