Money & Taxes

Are you a freelance tax rockstar? Take our quiz and find out!

Are you looking for a universal truth? Here’s one: doing taxes as a freelancer is… not… easy. That being said, it gets easier with time. I promise. So how…


Money & Taxes

Share your best #FreelanceTaxTips for a chance to win a tax consultation

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Tax time is…


Clients & Gigs

Reminder: Join our live webinar today at 4pm EST!

Are you getting ready to take the freelance leap? Well, we’ve got just the event for you! This afternoon from 4-5pm EST, Freelancers Union and our partners at General…


Money & Taxes

McDonald's isn't paying musicians to play their SXSW showcase this year

“We have no budget to pay you, but this is sure to be a great opportunity for additional exposure.” Sound familiar? If you’ve been freelancing for any amount of…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancers are coming together to find work

What’s the best way to get gigs or find freelancers? By asking your network! All great freelancers know this, but with the launch of Hives, our online network for…


Health

Stop stressing so much about decisions, says science

Not a day goes by where we aren’t faced with hundreds, if not thousands of tiny decisions. Most of them are insignificant: “Do I wear the same clothes as…


Creativity

Share your art and photography

We all know Freelancers Union members are a passionate, creative bunch. Wouldn’t it be even better if there were a place that we could all share our creative work…


Money & Taxes

Freelance tax tips for 2015

Paying taxes is complicated, especially when you’re a freelancer. Luckily, we were able to get freelance expert Jonathan Medows on the phone last week to talk us through some…


Sell your house, start your business: An interview with the artist behind Zen Pencils

Who knew that comics and inspirational quotes could make for such a winning combination? It’s such a simple idea -- one that makes you wonder why you didn’t…


Clients & Gigs

Find freelancers in your area

As freelancers, we’re all aware of the benefits of networking -- but finding fellow freelancers in your area is sometimes more difficult than it seems. That’s one of…


Clients & Gigs

What are the most & least effective methods for finding new clients? Find out here:

What are some of the most and least effective methods you've used to get new clients? That’s the topic of Tips for finding new clients, one of our most…


Advocacy

How many freelancers are there in America? 53 million

Have you heard the news? There are 53 million Americans working as freelancers! That was the big finding in our new study on freelancing in America, but it points to…


Fun

It's National Boss Appreciation Day! (You're the boss...get it?)

Did you see the news? According to our new study, there are more than 53 MILLION people working as freelancers in the United States. That’s 1 in 3 American…


Health

Conflicting ruling on Obamacare -- federal subsidies in the balance

Source: John Cohen. Today, two federal appeals courts issued separate rulings on Obamacare. The first -- by a panel in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals -- ruled that…


Clients & Gigs

Independents united! 81% of freelancers refer work to each other

A dog-eat-dog world? Not for freelancers! The exact opposite, in fact. One of the most interesting findings of our recent survey of over 1,100 freelancers was that freelancers are…


Clients & Gigs

What's the #1 reason most freelancers go independent?

It’s projected that by 2020, 50% of American workers will either move to independent work, or spend at least part of their working hours as self-employed professionals. So the…


Clients & Gigs

It's hard out there for Millennials, new survey says

Think it’s tough to find a job? Try telling that to a Millennial. A new survey by Business Insider and News To Live By has provided some interesting insight…


Clients & Gigs

Businesses will spend $930 million on independent workers in 2014, study says

*All images are the property of Elance-oDesk Thinking about going freelance? Well, it might be a good time to get started. Business Insider recently wrote about a new Elance-oDesk study…


Fun

Doing what you love: Lessons from Jim Carrey

You know what’s worse than pursuing your dream job and failing? Choosing a “safe,” “practical” job over your dream job and failing. Jim Carrey’s commencement speech at the…


Fun

Volunteering is good for you, unusual ways to make freelance cash, and more!

(Tolkien didn't actually say that...as far as we know.) The World Cup has begun! Not a soccer fan? No worries. Since everyone will be gathered around the TV this…