Creativity

How to (finally) tackle that pet project

Is it an idea for a novel, lurking around in your brain? Is it that language you’ve always wanted to learn? Is the screenplay you fantasize about completing? Most…


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5 reasons to read poetry (even if you hate it)

Does poetry matter? Well, no. Food matters. Shelter matters. Also... water. But would we want to live in a world without poetry? Probably not. Even if you actively loathe poetry…


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"We need to talk" – How to break up with a collaborator

A partner can often be the greatest asset you’ll ever have as a freelancer. He or she may be a great champion of your work, ask all the right…


Creativity Health

April is the cruelest month: 6 ways to spark inspiration in spring

T.S. Eliot was on to something when he declared April the cruelest month. Here in the Northeast, the months of March, April and even May toggle between bursts of…


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5 lessons freelancers can learn from Stephen King

In Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing, he encourages would-be best-selling novelists to adopt a daily writing habit. King himself writes 2,000 words each day. He tells reporters that…


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How one freelancer's quest to quit coffee became a brilliant new business venture

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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Clarify your purpose with a simple exercise

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3 ways to filter between helpful and unhelpful criticism

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3 ways to build confidence – even when you're not feeling it

The foundational gig fell through. Then, the secondary gig began to wobble. You’ve been sending out your resume and portfolio – but you seem to be shouting into the void.…


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Give up the ghost (writing)

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Why you should say "yes" to the opportunities that scare you

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Plagiarism sucks: How to avoid stealing other people's work

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How to make your marketing list fall in love with email again

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Elevate your writing, photo and video content with 11 simple tools

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6 tips for shiny, eye-catching headlines

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 solopreneurs can be inspired leaders

November's SPARK event focused on helping you build an inspired business. Along with Freelancers Union, Laurie Gerber of Handel Group co-facilated a dynamic Manhattan SPARK workshop to motivate freelancers to…


Creativity

Are you inwardly or outwardly motivated?

When I first started freelancing, I struggled a lot with completing independent projects – the ones I was just doing for myself, by myself. Starting was rarely a problem, but finishing?…


Creativity

How to tackle your most difficult task without delays

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5 strategies to silence your inner critic

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How non-judgment can make you happier

When I first started freelancing, I quickly ran up against an interesting roadblock within myself. I liked freelancing – the freedom, the flexibility, even many of the challenges! What I really…