Top Tips from the July Spark Event: Peer-to-Peer Business Workshop

For the July 1 Spark event we asked freelancers from all 18 cities to tweet their favorite tip of the evening with the hashtag #FreelanceSpark. Even better? The best tip…


Ask your business questions (and get answers!)

If you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with community. We believe-- scratch that, we know-- your network is everything. And it shows: the most successful freelancers turn…


Freelancers make business better, together: RSVP for July 1 Spark

Whether you’re a graphic designer, copywriter, or filmmaker, you’ve surely also got something to say about marketing, tax-filing, time-keeping, goal-setting, and coffee shop-hanging. That’s why we decided…


Advocacy

How to negotiate the rates you deserve: Top tips from our members

June Spark asked freelancers: How can you negotiate the rates you deserve, when projects and clients are so varied, and competition so fierce? Here are the top tips and pics…


Advocacy

Why lunch is now the most important meal of the day

Looking to really experience the “co” in “coworking?” We’ve added lunch and learn sessions to our pop up coworking space! On every Wednesday from now until the end of…


Break bad habits with an accountability partner

This week’s Member Spotlight features Pam Yang and Margo Aaron, freelancer “accountability partners.” We overheard this pair asking each other questions and swapping advice at our Pop Up Coworking…


Come for group yoga, stay for collaborative coworking

Need to zen out before conferencing with a client? We’ve added free wellness classes to our pop up coworking schedule! On every Tuesday from now until the end of…


How to negotiate your rates like an expert

The number one rule of improv comedy is to reply with “yes, and” no matter the scenario. Imagine where we’d be if Tina Fey had responded to “Who do…


Clients & Gigs

How to brand yourself as an expert: top tips from our members

May Spark asked freelancers, how does branding yourself as an expert get you more (and better) clients? Here are the top tips and pics that came out of the night’…


Member Spotlight: sometimes burnout is the best medicine

Member Spotlight is our way of introducing you to a freelancer who can offer real insight and inspiration for the community. This week’s spotlight is on JILL OZOVEK, a…


Free Pop-up Coworking for Freelancers Union members

You could trust a stranger to guard your most important personal belongings while you wait on a four-person line to use a restroom with no toilet paper after paying $4.…


Clients & Gigs

Why branding yourself as an expert gets you more clients

My roommate recently ditched her personal trainer for a new one: Instagram. Her feed is composed of cute dogs, friends’ babies, and fifteen second workout videos. The trainers she follows…


Creativity

Member Spotlight: freelance advice from a serial entrepreneur

Member Spotlight: Michele Spiezia Member Spotlight is our way of introducing you to a freelancer who can offer real insight and inspiration for the community. This week we’re featuring…


April Spark recap: top tips and pics

April Spark asked freelancers, how do you ensure you get paid on time, all the time? Here are the top tips (and a few great pics) that came out of…


Ring in Spring (in a sustainable way)

I stood in front of my closet this morning, staring down ten different sweaters before slowly, tentatively, plucking a cardigan off its hanger. Walking outside into the sunshine, my inner…


Clients & Gigs

Learn how to spring clean your client relationships with our April Spark event

It’s my favorite time of year! After a long, cold winter in New York, yesterday I spotted my first “cold-weather-be-damned, it’s-officially-spring!” dude walking around in shorts. I respect…


Clients & Gigs

Expand your network with a memorable pitch note

When I originally received New York-based writer/photographer Dawid Wiacek’s pitch letter, I was in the middle of a job search that wasn’t turning up many leads. I…


Money & Taxes

March Spark Highlights: the tax tips you missed

At last night’s March Spark event, freelancers across the country worked together to ask and answer their most burning questions about tax season. Not since middle school have we…


Clients & Gigs

Got tax questions? Attend our March Spark event!

For freelancers, taxes aren’t just an April 15th thing, they’re an every-single-day thing. Whether you’re highly experienced and super-organized or new to the game and super-scared, you…


Advocacy

Help organize events for freelancers!

On the first Wednesday night of every month, freelancers get together to learn new skills, trade tips, and get advice for their businesses. We call it Spark, and it's really,…