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The "no shame" formula for rising from failure

In freelancing, failure is a common denominator. We’ve even got a hashtag for it: #FreelanceFail. And, whether you’re a rookie freelancer or a seasoned solo careerist, failure is…


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How to be kind to yourself as a freelancer when times get tough

As a long-time consultant, I’ve learned a lot of lessons such as: Hire an accountant. Set up a designated office space, if you work at home. Working in your…


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Do you need liability insurance for your business?

Liability insurance may not be top-of-mind while you’re trying to launch a freelance career, but it’s essential protection for your business that should not be overlooked. In a…


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Bag the bag: New York's most iconic eyesore gets its day in court

A black plastic bag wanders lonely as a cloud over the Harlem rooftops. “Is there anything more New York than that?” my friend says from our perch atop his apartment…


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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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Comparing yourself to others just slows you down – here's how to stop

As freelancers, we’re always looking for new ways to benchmark success. Whether it’s landing that dream client, learning a new skill, or earning a certain income, having goals…


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Even busy freelancers can't afford to skimp on these 4 things

There are some periods when running a freelance business becomes remarkably full of… busy-ness. You’re running from project to project, barely pausing long enough to breathe. You’re fielding…


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3 signs you're a people-pleaser – and how to break the cycle

People-pleasing is a dangerous game. It's just too easy to justify people-pleasing behavoir: You're not being a doormat; you're being generous. It's not a one-sided conversation; you're listening. You didn't…


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Infographic: 4 ways your dental health impacts your body

Good dental hygeine determines a lot more than whether or not you'll get to keep your teeth: A healthy mouth impacts your entire well being – from head to toe! That's…


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Insurance with a purpose

Purchasing insurance is a major decision. It's also confusing and opaque - where, exactly, is your money going, anyway? Here at Freelancers Union, we strive to make the insurance decision…


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3 mindfulness tips for stress reduction

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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Avoid these 4 freelancer health issues

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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Freelancers Union Insurance Agency partners with Care Connect

It's November, which means Open Enrollment for health insurance is in full swing! Our New York members have been asking for more plan options —and we listened. Freelancers Union is…


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Health Insurance FAQs 2016

If only choosing health insurance was like picking out a Netflix plan! Here at Freelancers Union, we try to make it as easy as that. If you're still scratching your…


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Healthy Freelancer = Happy Freelancer

When you’re a freelancer, you’re your own business – and if you don’t prioritize your health a bit, your business will suffer. The good news is that one…


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Beginner's guide to mindful meditation

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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3 symptoms of freelance burnout

Has your work become a bit of a slog? Maybe that project has lost its savor or you just can’t seem to focus! It’s normal to and ups-and-downs,…


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5 food attitudes to fuel freelancing

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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3 tips for freelancing through a crisis

Some Internet People may read the title of this post and say: “What? I have NEVER let a personal crisis affect my work, ever!” To which I will say, with…


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5 strategies to beat freelance anxiety

Freelancing can be heavy on the nervous system. Sometimes it feels like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders: Will my business succeed? Will I be able…