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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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Summer vacation is for freelancers too

If you're taking some time off this summer, pay attention to these three things.


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Lawyers: Join Freelancers Guild!

Join a group of independent legal professionals committed to protecting the rights and interests of their fellow freelancers.


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How to build a solid network

Building a solid network isn't as hard as some make it seem.


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Why mentorship matters

Take the time to seek out people who will give you honest feedback and keep you inspired.


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Freelancers show their solidarity!

Thanks to everyone who told the world why they stand with freelancers.


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Share your solidarity for a chance to win legal advice!

Show your solidarity with a picture of the new Freelancers Union App for a chance to win free legal advice!


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Freelancers Union is hiring!

If you're entrepreneurial-minded and passionate about building a better future for your fellow freelancers, we want to hear from you!


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How to get excited about a networking event

Have you been curious about checking out a Freelancer’s Union Spark event, but are shy when it comes to meeting new people? Or maybe you’re interested in another…


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Work-at-home parent? 6 ways to better manage interruptions

So, this happened the other day, going viral and making folks chuckle: Toddler interrupts BBC interview As a self-employed, work-at-home parent, I can relate. I can’t tell you the…


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WeWork announces the Creator Awards

WeWork is launching the Creator Awards—a new, global initiative to recognize and reward the creators of the world. Debuting on March 28 in Washington, D.C., the Creator Awards…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Affordable housing in NYC? It does exist

It’s no secret: Living in New York City is expensive. But there is a secret to finding safe, affordable, and comfortable housing: the City’s Affordable Housing Initiatives offers…


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Grit, Grind, Grow: Freelancing in Memphis

From FedEx and AutoZone to Elvis and Justin Timberlake, Memphis isn’t a stranger to business and creativity. But the freelance scene is only just beginning to boom in the…


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What freelancers can learn from the protests at Standing Rock

Water is life. It is a simple, yet powerful phrase that led to one of the most visible displays of collective activism in recent memory. #IStandWithStandingRock and #NoDAPL became trending…


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3 concrete ways freelancers can give back

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day designed to beat back the displays of rampant consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and remind us what the holiday season is really…