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5 ways to turn your commute into a productivity zone

Commuting! Many people think of it as “a pain” or “onerous” or “a slow-moving hellscape tour through our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, illustrating perfectly the wealthy upper classes’ continuing indifference…


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The Four Horsemen of Procrastination

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were the harbingers of some pretty rough stuff: war, pestilence, famine, and death. And yet, all of these pale in comparison with that force…


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Hudson Mohawk calls Kanye West and Drake deadbeat clients on Twitter

Hudson Mohawke is a Scottish electronic music producer, disc jockey and songwriter. He’s also the latest freelancer stiffed by major talents to take his beef to the Twittersphere. In…


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4 comments from the peanut gallery freelancers are sick of hearing

Every freelancer has encountered it, whether via an awkward conversation at a cocktail party, or a chance comment from a new acquaintance: You explain what you do for a living,…


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Why the fastest-growing segment of the workforce loves to freelance

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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The bad freelancer's Valentine's Day email marketing strategy

Dear Valued Client: Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, as you know, is the time-honored commemoration of either a mass execution or ancient Roman goat-flaying ceremony, and I thought, “Hey, what’…


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4 unexpected realities of dating a freelancer

Ah, Valentine’s Day! The perfect time to celebrate the gruesome martyrdom of two different saints… er, I mean, romantic love. Since this is the Freelancers Union, I thought I…


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Does your social media presence reflect you?

Freelancer are often told that they should maintain a healthy social media presence; that doing so helps us attract clients, build networks, and land gigs. But what’s rarely mentioned…


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Q & A: The state of freelancing in Pakistan

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 prioritize learning in 2016

This is a guest post originally posted on General Assembly. Redeem your exclusive tuition credit just for Freelancers Union members. When I made the decision to pursue my side business…


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How to turn your New Year's resolution into an actionable pursuit

‘Tis the season to clear up the holiday detritus, throw the noisemakers into the trash, and regret purchasing those disposable 2016 sunglasses. Many of us make significant personal and professional…


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How volunteering can grow your business

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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Make your client relationships great

At SPARK on December 2, we will hone our communication strategies and learn to cultivate great relationships with our dream clients! Spoiler Alert: It's not about bending over backwards to…


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Share your deadbeat client horror story

Not getting paid can be really scary, especially when deadbeat clients make lame excuses or generally disrespect you and your work. For Halloween, share your best bloodchilling client horror story:…


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Twitter 101: the good, the bland, and the empty

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 freelancing is like running a marathon

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6 silly ways to beat writer's block

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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Make your contract your best business ally

Your contract doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to include high-level legalese. At minimum, your contract should describe what you’ll do, what you’ll…


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8 reasons every freelancer needs a dog

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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A day in the life of a freelance fashion designer

Ágnes Mikke is a freelance fashion designer, in the earliest stages of starting her own brand. She loves freelancing because it allows her to follow her passion. Discover what a…