Clients & Gigs Health

Can slowing down make you more productive?

By stepping away from the grind, I ended up being more productive.


Clients & Gigs

6 rules for freelancing happiness

Accepting the messiness and the constant struggles of the creative life is part of what it takes to be happy.


Clients & Gigs

Dog day afternoon

What a dog bite taught one freelancer about new opportunities.


Advocacy Community

Be a leader, grow your business

Make 2018 the year you commit to growing your business and giving back to your community.


Money & Taxes

Wining and dining your freelance clients just got more expensive

How tax reform is taking a bite out of meal and entertainment expense deductions.


Advocacy

Happy New Year from Freelancers Union’s new Executive Director

Dear Freelancers Union members, I’m honored to wish you a Happy New Year as Freelancers Union’s new Executive Director. As we look to 2018, the freelance movement faces…


Clients & Gigs

Is freelancing changing the way we think about a college education?

Do freelancers really need a college degree to get ahead professionally?


Clients & Gigs

How to reboot your freelancing career in 2018

It’s important to think about 2018 from the vantage point of your personal and professional goals.


Money & Taxes

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts freelancers

The TCJA will impact you as a freelance professional. Here's how.


Clients & Gigs Money & Taxes

Tired of funding your freelancing business out of pocket? Try this

Because a freelancer’s revenue or income may fluctuate, it is sometimes difficult to get access to cash from traditional lending sources. Here's one idea.


Clients & Gigs

Why clients aren’t lined up outside your door (and what to do about it)

If you’re a little gun-shy about marketing, or simply don’t know where to start, read on for the top 3 things you need to know.


Advocacy

5 ways to be philanthropic as a freelancer

Giving back is not only doable, but quite enjoyable.


Money & Taxes

S-Corps offer significant tax savings… But is this entity structure right for your freelance business?

While there are several business entity structures you can use for a freelance business, the S-corporation (S-corp) is worth considering.


Health Advocacy

Missed the health insurance Open Enrollment deadline? Here’s what you need to know

You may still have time to shop for health insurance plans, otherwise you may need a “qualifying event” to be eligible for coverage.


Advocacy

An important message from Sara

When I founded the organization that became Freelancers Union in 1995, my goal was to build the next form of unionism for a networked economy in America. We started with…


Clients & Gigs

The fear of pitching for freelance gigs

On the fear and anxiety that freelancers experience when pitching to prospective clients.


Advocacy

New York’s Paid Family Leave Law: What freelancers need to know

New York passed an exciting paid family leave law, but you need to opt in before January 1.


Clients & Gigs

How to engage your audience

It's crucial to inspire your audience to comment, respond to, and repost your blog entries.


Clients & Gigs

On the importance of “failing better”

Getting past failure and mistakes is the only way to gain mastery at any subject or profession, including life itself.