Advocacy

Who is the 360 Freelancer in your Life?

The Freelancers Pyramid of Self-Actualization has been revealed! If you still want to figure out where you are on the pyramid, check out this post. No matter what level you’…


Clients & Gigs

The Empowered Freelancer

What kind of freelancer are you? Network-rich or house-bound? Business suit or PJ’s? Enjoying your freedom or longing for the 9-5? This week, we unveiled your new roadmap to…


Fun

What's Your Theme Song for 2014?

Wouldn’t life be better if we all had our own personal theme songs? Indiana Jones had one, as did James Bond, and clearly freelancers, who share their fearless sense…


Clients & Gigs

How to Start Subcontracting

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:…


Advocacy

A New Mutualist Gift Guide

It’s time to change the way we think about the holidays. We’re heading towards a more connected and sustainable economy. Communities are choosing to work together to solve…


Clients & Gigs

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance

The number of workers who are going freelance is on the rise! Millions of traditional workers take the freelance leap each year -- are you or one of your friends…


Creativity

How do You Find Your Creative Center?

In a world of increasing distractions, it can be a challenge to maintain your creativity. You’ve got numerous gigs, deadlines, a cell phone going off, Facebook events to ignore,…


Fun

There's More Than One Way to Thank a Client

Good customer service matters. Your clients might drive you crazy sometimes, but at the end of the day they’re the ones that allow you to stay afloat and live…


Clients & Gigs Fun

Happy Freelancers Day!

Happy National Freelancers Day! Did you know that the UK actually has a National Freelancers Day? It does, really. And today is their 5th annual celebration of it. Across the…


Clients & Gigs

5 Tips for Coping with Freelance Isolation

If you tell a group of people that you work from home, they’ll probably be jealous. Having the freedom to work through the night and not worry about setting…


Clients & Gigs

Etsy-ers Are Freelancers Too

Etsy-ers are freelancers too. It’s true. In a report released last week, Etsy reported that 48% of their sellers were freelancers. Together, they generated over $895 million in sales…


Clients & Gigs

Etsy-ers Are Freelancers Too

Etsy-ers are freelancers too. It’s true. In a report released last week, Etsy reported that 48% of their sellers were freelancers. Together, they generated over $895 million in sales…


Clients & Gigs Money & Taxes

What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Pay: 10 Rules to Live By

How do you make sure that no gigs go unpaid? Here’s how to make sure that your client pays those bills.


Clients & Gigs Money & Taxes

What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Pay: 10 Rules to Live By

How do you make sure that no gigs go unpaid? Here’s how to make sure that your client pays those bills.


Advocacy

Go Out & Vote!

As freelancers, we need to make sure that our country is freelancer-friendly. It’s time to let your voice be heard! Election day in New York is here again and…


Advocacy

Go Out & Vote!

As freelancers, we need to make sure that our country is freelancer-friendly. It’s time to let your voice be heard! Election day in New York is here again and…


Clients & Gigs

Gary Swart On The Future Of Work

With 4.5 million registered freelancers, the freelance marketplace oDesk is one of the largest and fastest-growing online workplaces. Its founder Gary Swart spends much of his time researching and…


Clients & Gigs

Gary Swart On The Future Of Work

With 4.5 million registered freelancers, the freelance marketplace oDesk is one of the largest and fastest-growing online workplaces. Its founder Gary Swart spends much of his time researching and…


Creativity

4 Things All Freelancers Can Learn From Bill Watterson

Whether you know them by name or not, you’ve seen Calvin and Hobbes. The six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes have become two of the most recognizable comic…


Creativity

4 Things All Freelancers Can Learn From Bill Watterson

Whether you know them by name or not, you’ve seen Calvin and Hobbes. The six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes have become two of the most recognizable comic…