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The bad freelancer's guide to invoicing

Invoicing! Without it, you’d be a volunteer. Preparing and completing invoices can sometimes be onerous, stressful, and frustrating, but a few simple tips will smooth the way. Just follow…


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What's your freelance kryptonite? Ridiculous perils that threaten your freelance powers

There Superman is – getting his freelance hero stuff done, kicking butts, writing cutting-edge newspaper articles, wooing sassy girl reporters. Then, a singular object appears in front of him: an alien…


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5 steps to prevent working through your vacation

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 master list of excuses

So you’ve been a naughty, naughty little freelance bunny – and that project is going to be late. How shall you explain it to your client, whose calls you’ve…


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Melt recruiters' brains: the bad freelancer's application advice

It’s a crazy world out there, freelancers. For every gig, there are dozens of applicants – and that means you need to make your resume and portfolio stand out from…


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A freelancers guide to vacation

If you’re like most freelancers, it’s been awhile since you took a real, prolonged vacation. Your great-uncle’s funeral doesn’t count; neither does that weekend lost to…


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The freelancer’s post-project dinner party

Recently, I finished a large project – the kind that makes you burrow down, mole-like, into a dank hole of productivity, and emerge weeks later, unshowered and triumphant. As part of…


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Are you an ambivert?

Most people assume that freelancers are introverts because we’re so good at working alone. But many of us -- myself included -- don’t consider ourselves either an introvert…


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Are cats freelancers? A very serious investigation

There are some deep existential issues that keep me up in the middle of the night. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? And, perhaps most importantly……


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Top ten signs you were destined to be a freelancer

Are freelancers born, or are they created? These are our top 10 signs that you were destined to rock the freelance life… perhaps from the very beginning. 1. When you…


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Freelancers Union Gift Pack Giveaway Official Contest Rules

Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility The Freelancers Union Gift Pack Giveaway contest (the “Promotion”…


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Freelancing after the apocalypse: A survivor’s guide

With The Walking Dead returning to TV, it got me thinking – how will you sustain your freelance career after the apocalypse? Below are some common freelance career tracks, and what…


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Who’s the Cutest Freelance Pet of Them All?

It was a fierce competition, but we have our winner(s)! We asked Freelancers Union members to share photos of their freelance companions and vote for their favorites. While the…


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Share your “shelfie” and give children in need access to brand new books

Doing some reading this weekend? Snap a shelfie for a good cause! First Book, a non-profit that gives children in need access to new books, launched an inventive and fun…


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Who's got the best pet? (A fun contest for freelancers!)

It’s mid-week in February and by my watch, it’s time to look at some adorable pictures of animals. After all, our pets are often the only coworkers freelancers…


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10 things freelancers would say if they were being completely honest

If freelancers were always 100% honest, what might our texts look like? What if our clever tip-tapping thumbs could never lie? Who knows what truths our smartphones conceal? Behold: the…


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10 signs you need a new project

Do you ever feel like you’re just stuck in a rut, hitting a wall, or bored to tears by your current project? Maybe it’s time for a change.…


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10 reasons why freelancing is like dating

When you think about it, dating is the “freelancing” of romance. It’s for people who are looking for variety, who either don’t really want to settle down yet…


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What's the craziest thing a client has ever said to you?

Sometimes, clients take the term “freelancer” a little too… freely. Like: “This is a huge project, but we pay in exposure!” Or: “We’re looking for funding, so we can’…


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Cool new Hives feature: Categories!

Hey freelancers, now there’s a better way to find the right Hive! You wanted ways to find the right Hives for your interests and needs—well, now there’s…