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12 quick tips for aspiring freelancers

If you're contemplating freelancing, consider these 12 quick tips to get you started.


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Get a superhero on your side

Lawyers are the superheroes behind your business. Download our app to find the right one for you.


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What’s in your tool chest?

What kinds of simple, efficient tools have you developed for your business?


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How not to freelance: Or, why I finally admitted that I was a business owner

Believing I was a writer who just happened to get paid for doing what she loved undercut my ability to focus on financial success.


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8 ways to land more clients as a freelance developer

Competitors can seemingly undercut you at every turn. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough clients to go around.


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The essential toolkit for minimalist (or broke) freelancers

Freelancers may find that a certain level of minimalism will eliminate distractions and help them focus on the important aspects of their business.


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Jay-Z’s 4:44 and our cultural obsession with entrepreneurship

When you enter a life of entrepreneurship, know that your experiences will be as unique and highly configured as you are.


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Eight common mistakes first-time freelancers make

Get off to a smooth start by avoiding these traps, pitfalls and misconceptions.


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How to become a digital nomad without slowing down your career

Empowered by independence and spurred on by the millennial affinity for international travel, more and more freelancers are escaping the cubicle.


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Why we need to pay attention to millennials on diversity and entrepreneurship

One of the greatest gifts that millennials give us, especially as entrepreneurs, is that they are changing the culture.


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Why your marketing strategy needs video

Strengthen your social media presence and reach more clients by engaging through live video.


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82 rules for all freelancers to live by, Part 2

Use these tips, insights and guidelines to keep your career moving forward.


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82 rules for all freelancers to live by, Part 1

Use these tips, insights and guidelines to keep your freelance career moving forward.


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Freelancing in the Mile High City

A Spark leader talks about her experience working—and networking—in a new town.


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Three things I've learned as a young freelancer

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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How to earn 2X more as a freelancer

Leaving your office job doesn't meaning making less money


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How to collect an unpaid fee from your client

If you find yourself dealing with wage theft, there are options and tools at your disposal to get paid and keep your business running.


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Things I’ve learned after being mistreated as an independent contractor

Experience has taught me to brace for bad behavior. But I don’t take it to heart and I remain prepared to fill the gaps.


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The question all freelancers should ask themselves

All freelancers should ask themselves this simple question. You might be surprised where it takes you.


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Hey, freelancer: go clone yourself!

Imagine if you could just duplicate yourself when the work comes flooding in all at once. Here are five challenges you may face while outsourcing.