Advocacy

Licensing and ownership: How do you protect your work?

It's been a week since we launched The Freelance Contract and already we've received tons of feedback from members across the country. With such a wide variety of freelancers working…


Money & Taxes

3 ways to introduce stability into your freelance life

There are a number of things freelancing offers, but a guaranteed steady paycheck is not one of them. Neither is paid time off for vacations, health insurance benefits, retirement planning,…


Community

Special invite: The Freelance Business Success Summit

Summits aren’t just for corporate bigwigs. Master class conventions where industry professionals mingle have made their way to the freelance workforce – and now you can even access one from…


Money & Taxes

Why every freelancer should have an “Oh, Sh*t!” fund

Being a freelancer can be one of the best careers out there. You get to do what you love and get paid while doing it. You’re constantly building, learning,…


Clients & Gigs

Introducing our free, easy-to-use contract building tool

A contract is your first line of defense against good deals gone bad. As a freelancer, your contract should be the foundation of all your agreements. It puts you in…


Health Creativity

How to deal when the news is stressing you out

I watch and read the news on a daily basis. It keeps me informed and helps me to stay on top of current events and world affairs. What used to…


Clients & Gigs

Feeling the pain – when you lose a client you love

I lost a big client. A client I’d worked with – and loved working with – for my entire existence as a freelancer. A client who paid me every month. Which,…


Advocacy

Protect your work with our new contract builder

A contract is the foundation of a good working relationship. However, too often freelancers work without one. Working without a clear agreement can lead to issues down the road including…


Money & Taxes

7 freelance mistakes that will cost you

Making money from freelancing can mean something different to each person. Maybe your goal is to work as a freelancer on the side for extra cash while you still work…


Money & Taxes

Struggling to pay your taxes? Take these three steps now

Tax season is here and you may be stressing a little, especially if you haven’t been making regular estimated tax payments on your business profits. If this is the…


Creativity

The benefits of taking an unexpected technology break

Can you imagine a day without the tools that you need for your craft? Neither could I until it happened to me earlier this week. The day started off like…


Creativity

4 ways minimalism can improve your writing skills

For those unfamiliar with the concept of minimalism, it’s basically thought of as owning less stuff. The rising tide of consumerism that has taken over the past couple of…


Clients & Gigs

1 marketing strategy; $9400 in freelance contracts – how one freelancer pulls it off

So you’re a freelancer. And you want more clients. Now what? You might scroll through listings on Upwork, Freelancer, or – dare I say it? – the Content Mills . Surely there’…


Clients & Gigs

Tired of Hustling? 4 tactics for getting most mileage out of your clientele

As freelancers, we all know that high-quality clients are a rare species and it is a back-breaking job to reel them in. But seldom do we pay attention to the…


Health

How your smile impacts your relationships and career

Fact: Your smile is the first thing people notice about you! Over 96% of adults believe that a nice smile makes someone more appealing – and over 36% believe they would…


Clients & Gigs

How being like everyone else keeps your rates low

There’s a new ice cream store here in town. Well, okay, it’s not exactly a store, it’s more like a grain silo-ish thing attached to a market,…


Money & Taxes

3 legal issues freelancers need to know

Have you been thinking about calling it quits on your nine-to-five job and setting yourself up as a freelancer? Having the ability to work where, when, and how you want…


Community

3 lessons for freelancers over 40

I did not start freelancing until I was in my late 30s. The beauty of this is that I made enough mistakes in my past careers that I did not…


Advocacy

Wolf in sheep's clothing: National Right to Work legislation threatens unions

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." - Matthew, 7:15 Do you live in a “Right to Work” state?…


Community

How one freelancer transformed his career in under seven years

I have been in the construction field for mostly my whole working career, about 27 years. I started as a yard worker in a mason material company when I was…