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What do you do for fun?

I used to have hobbies. I seem to remember being interested in a whole range of things. I recall experiments with yarn and other craft items, and messing around with…


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Cool new features on our blog

For about two years, some of the most frequent comments we heard from our members were things like: “Requiring a Facebook account in order to to comment on your site…


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What’s the best pet for freelancers?

My significant other and I recently started thinking about getting a pet. One of us is almost always working from home – and while we’re not ready to commit to…


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10 reasons why it was great to be a freelancer this holiday season

The end of 2014 (and with it, the holiday season) is upon us—and that means many of you are reading this from your smartphone while interminably waiting in an…


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The bad freelancer's holiday newsletter

Not every freelancer can be a superstar. Below is a document of archival importance – the Bad Freelancer’s Holiday Letter. IS it real? IS it fiction? Only you can decide.…


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A freelancers' gift guide

Tis the season for gift-giving and joy! Do you have a freelancer in your life you want to show some love? Looking for a treat to give to yourself or…


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What your email signature says about you

Written communication used to have very clear guidelines; as schoolchildren, most of us were taught the proper way to open and close a letter. But in this ever-changing world of…


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Come to our virtual #UnofficeParty today!

Hey freelancers! This week, thousands of corporate drones will emerge from their cubicles to awkwardly mingle with what’s-her-name, drink soy eggnog, and try not to make eye contact at…


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How to make the ~perfect~ home office

Many of us freelancers work from home -- and that means battling all sorts of tempting divertissements. But with just a few tips and tricks, you can turn your messy…


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20 things to do now so the holidays don't suck

1. Get everyone prepared for the singular delight of your homemade gifts. By “homemade” we mean “found in your apartment.” Who doesn’t want a half-eaten jar of peanut butter?…


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Freelancers, thank your mentors

That day is coming. That day with the turkey, or yes, vegetarians: the tofu-rkey. That day with the cranberry sauce: either the kind that contains actual cranberries or the inexplicably…


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Questions for a doctor only freelancers ask

It’s open enrollment season at Ye Olde Freelancers Union, yada yada yada, get health insurance! (Really, it's very important.) But the really pressing issue is, what queries will you…


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20 regrettable things I have actually said to clients

You can read all of the advice columns in the world. You can try to think before you speak. You can endeavor to be professional, courteous, and thoughtful in every…


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Share your Hive, share the buzz

Social sharing features in Hives


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Some of us are lazy all the time, says science

The perks of freelancing include being able to set your own hours. Some of us are early birds. Some of us are night owls. But what if you just feel…


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5 things I wish I'd known when I started freelancing

Recently, I was cleaning out my overcrowded closet, when a notebook careened off an upper shelf. I picked it up and dusted it off, only to find a journal I…


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10 easy tips for freelancers who are not morning people

The early bird gets the worm, they say – but when you’re not naturally a “morning person”, that worm seems pretty unappealing. With that in mind, here are 10 easy…


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Even the best-laid freelance plans...

I’ve never been a person who liked routine. Even as a wee child, I hated a set school schedule: the bells that signaled the beginning of the day, the…


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The perils and inspirations of being a mom who freelances

I am a freelance writer and archivist. I am also mother to a 2 year-old. While pregnant I worked to ensure I’d have gigs to go back to after…