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6 silly ways to beat writer's block

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Make your contract your best business ally

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Protect your work:…


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8 reasons every freelancer needs a dog

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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…


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Stories from the September SPARK event!

Crafting an “authentic brand story” might sound like marketing-speak, but for freelancers, it's a highly personal process that involves some real soul searching. On September 2nd, freelancers across the United…


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You're Invited: The Bad Freelancer's Labor Day BBQ

Dear Friends: (and by “friends” I mean “potential and current clients” and by “current clients” I mean “Mom” – hi, Mom): This friendly email is to remind you that YOU (yes,…


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Why I'm taking Labor Day off

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The Bad Freelancer’s Guide to Client Meetings

Client meetings can be a real pain for even the most experienced freelancer. Check out 5 must-haves for a killer client meeting... and add your own below! 1.) Confidence The…


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The bad freelancer's guide to standing out

Freelancing can feel like a real numbers game: if you’re not pitching one new client, you’re courting the next one… and all while networking as hard as you…


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A very cool playlist for a very hot summer

I don’t know about you, but things are heating up over here in New York City. For me, it provides the perfect excuse to stay inside, crank the AC…


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The Definitive List of Corporate Cliches

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What was your biggest #FreelanceFail?

We’ve all experienced a #FreelanceFail - whether it was deleting hours of work, CC’ing a client on an email that was NOT meant for their eyes, or agreeing…


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Freelance tax write-offs that should be legal

Dear The Government: I have been very good this year and want a new iPod, Wii Bowling, a pony … whoops, sorry, wrong benevolent fantasy figure. Dearest The Government: I have…


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Top 10 freelance snacks

Freelancers often have erratic schedules – and that leads to erratic meal-planning. Check out our top 10 delicious, supplementary freelance snacks below… and feel free to add your own! 1. Ramen…


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NASA blasts off into the freelance economy!

47 years ago the first man landed on the moon, a week ago the New Horizons interplanetary space probe finished its 10 year journey to Pluto, and today freelancers are…


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What's your favorite song of the summer?

Having a cruel summer? Whether you're spending your summer in the city or blowin' away on a summer breeze, you can turn those summertime blues away with the perfect summer…


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Social Media Do's & Don'ts

Ah, social media! The newish frontier. Can we all take a collective moment and think about how quickly the world has changed? … welcome back. Social media has changed the way…


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10 tasks to tackle in your 20's

You flipped your tassel and tossed your cap; the college years are officially over! Welcome grads! With more and more graduates joining the freelance workforce, we thought we’d put…


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The freelancer in its natural habitat: a very special safari tour

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to our tour – we’re so pleased that you’ve chosen Metropolitan Safari! Just a quick reminder before we start to please keep all hands within…


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“You need your own set of standards.” Advice from Stephen Colbert to the graduating class of 2015

Comedian Stephen Colbert delivered a commencement speech as only he could at Wake Forest University this week, urging students to stick to their own set of standards when navigating the…