Advocacy

Quiet Revolution: Connect with freelancers

Freelancers are finding new and innovative ways of connecting with each other. They’re not just attending awkward networking events. They’re choosing to work in independently owned coworking spaces,…


Clients & Gigs

How to find gigs on Twitter

So you’ve appealed to your network and made a habit of checking job boards each morning, but still...no gigs. Sound familiar? It might be time to try something…


Creativity

6 Ways Leonardo da Vinci makes us feel good about freelancing

Though da Vinci specialized in painting, he was also a sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, geologist, cartographer, anatomist, botanist, and writer. So yeah, he liked to keep himself busy.…


Health

Forget what the experts say...How do YOU stay productive?

I’m obsessed with productivity. There. I said it. I have a hard time relaxing. It takes a concerted effort for me to do anything that doesn’t have some…


Advocacy Health

The Quiet Revolution: Get Healthy

As the American workforce continues to hold the title for most overworked developed nation in the world, freelancers are spearheading a Quiet Revolution by taking the most important thing they’…


Clients & Gigs

The 4 levels of a balanced freelance portfolio

Let’s say you’ve come into some money and are interested in investing it. Would you put all of your eggs in one basket or would you diversify your…


Money & Taxes

What all freelancers should know about small claims court

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. Protect your work:…


Fun

Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind

It’s a wonderful feeling. You hear a song for the first time and think to yourself, “I know exactly what they’re talking about. I’ve felt that way…


Creativity

5 Tips for turning your passion into a business

One of the most difficult things about freelancing is the process of actually getting started. Whether it’s deciding when to quit your day job, finding your first client, or…


Creativity

Is it Harder to Make a Living as a Musician Today?

“Do what you love!” “Follow your passion!” “Never give up!” It’s all true. We should do all of those things. The problem is, unless you have a VERY liberal…


Advocacy

Why are we working more for less?

A lot happened in 1974: Nixon became the first U.S. President to resign following the Watergate Scandal, the Sears Tower in Chicago became the world’s tallest building, and…


Clients & Gigs

You Should Have a Blog

Not only should your personal brand have a healthy social media presence, you should also have a blog. Blogs are important for a number of reasons, and everyone is getting…


Advocacy

As the Sharing Economy Grows, Airbnb Renters can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Photo by Kevin Krejci This past week, another chapter in the story of the sharing economy was written. Have you heard of RelayRides, Airbnb or Etsy? They’re just a…


Creativity

4 Things Freelancers Can Learn From George Harrison

This week marks what would have been George Harrison's 71st birthday. The Liverpool-born musician was a prolific songwriter, film-enthusiast, follower of Hare-Krishna...and also one of the founding members of…


Clients & Gigs

Personal Branding Tips for Freelancers

When someone visits your website, sees your business card, or follows you on social media, they are perceiving a lot about you and your business beyond your name and what…


Money & Taxes

Feeling a Financial Crunch? You're Not Alone

Have you recently found it harder to make ends meet? Well, a lot of people might be in the same boat. The New York Times recently published a piece pointing…


Clients & Gigs

4 Ways Freelance Life Isn't Like Groundhog Day (GIFs)

That’s right, woodchuck-chuckers, it’s Groundhog Day! In celebration, I’ve decided to take a look back at the classic film. Sure, none of our lives are exactly like…


Clients & Gigs

How to Cope with Freelance Dry Spells

All of a sudden, it feels like your freelance career has been kicked into high gear. You’ve had steady work, built up your social media presence, and have even…


Clients & Gigs

What did you Learn in your First Year of Freelancing

We all begin our freelance journey in different ways. Some of us were born knowing that we didn’t deal well with bosses, others were forced into it due to…


Clients & Gigs

3 Ways to Make Your Clients Love You

You know what’s better than new clients? Return clients! We’re all familiar with the arduous process of seeking out new clients. It’s important for all of us…