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Grow your business with a little help from your friends

Usually when business leaders talk about “growth” we assume they mean higher revenues. But higher revenues are usually the result of growth, rather than growth itself. Your job is to…


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Do you need to file a tax extension?

If you haven’t filed your federal income tax return yet, then panic. Hide. Run for the hills. After all, you know that the April 18 deadline is approaching faster…


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5 truths of all top-level freelancers

The road to top-level freelancing isn’t paved with copy-cat formulas and fool-proof strategies (they don’t exist). It takes a strong will, excellent business sense, and a deep understanding…


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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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This freelancer went undercover to get the scoop on a serial deadbeat client

This post is part of a series of freelancer stories about waiting to get paid -- or never getting paid at all. 71% of freelancers get stiffed by deadbeat clients…


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Join LiquidTalent for the Future of Work Summit on April 6th

This post is from our partners at LiquidTalent, a local talent marketplace for hiring vetted developers and designers through social connection. The second annual Brooklyn Future of Work Summit is…


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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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5 lessons freelancers can learn from Stephen King

In Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing, he encourages would-be best-selling novelists to adopt a daily writing habit. King himself writes 2,000 words each day. He tells reporters that…


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How one freelancer's quest to quit coffee became a brilliant new business venture

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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Healthy Tax Habits Checklist

Healthy tax habits aren’t just for Uncle Sam. Keeping track of your finances enables you to make objective decisions about your business and stay ahead of the game! And,…


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Clarify your purpose with a simple exercise

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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Join us for a #FreelanceIsntFree Strategy Session!

Check your West Wing trivia at the door – making real change means thinking outside the small, talking box! Join City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Sara Horowitz on…


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Slim down your IRS bill with these 7 tax deductions

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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Build a profitable writing career in 6 simple steps

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 ways to filter between helpful and unhelpful criticism

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 simple formula to nail your elevator pitch every time

How long does it take to describe your freelance service? If you started out with an “uh” or an “um”, or if it’s more than a sentence, you’re…


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3 ways to build confidence – even when you're not feeling it

The foundational gig fell through. Then, the secondary gig began to wobble. You’ve been sending out your resume and portfolio – but you seem to be shouting into the void.…


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Give up the ghost (writing)

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 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…