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6 next-level tax deductions for freelancers and the self-employed

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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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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Hudson Mohawk calls Kanye West and Drake deadbeat clients on Twitter

Hudson Mohawke is a Scottish electronic music producer, disc jockey and songwriter. He’s also the latest freelancer stiffed by major talents to take his beef to the Twittersphere. In…


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The best time to find a new gig

There’s a certain amount of ceaseless hustle that comes with being a freelancer. If you’re not working your tail off for your current clients, you’re looking for…


Creativity Latest

Why you should say "yes" to the opportunities that scare you

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…


Clients & Gigs Latest

Diversify your skill set or focus on your niche? How to find a balance that suits you

This post is from our partners at Domino, a co-op community for freelancers. If you are interested in doing a content partnership with us, please send us a note at…


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Freelancers Union members shine at City Hall Hearing

New York City is famous for its hustle. Each day 8.4 million people get out and do what it takes to survive in the city that never sleeps, but…


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4 comments from the peanut gallery freelancers are sick of hearing

Every freelancer has encountered it, whether via an awkward conversation at a cocktail party, or a chance comment from a new acquaintance: You explain what you do for a living,…


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How one freelancer lost $3,500 due to check fraud

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…


Creativity Latest

Plagiarism sucks: How to avoid stealing other people's work

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…


Latest Member Stories

This freelancer shared her nonpayment story with the City of New York

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


Clients & Gigs Latest

You signed the contract, but do you know what it says?

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:…


Clients & Gigs Latest

Earn your stars: How customer experience surveys can boost business

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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Take the Members' Survey and be entered to win a $250 gift card

At Freelancers Union, the union is you. We evolve and change to support your needs as an independent worker – and we can only do that when we hear from you.…


Clients & Gigs Latest

3 ways freelancers give up negotiating power – and how to get it back

Negotiation can be a tricky process. On the one hand, most freelancers are eager to please prospective and current clients; we don’t want to be difficult, and we want…


Clients & Gigs Latest

Why I don't work for exposure

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…


Clients & Gigs Latest

Get on the freelance fast track: 8 reasons to freelance online

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…


Clients & Gigs Latest

3 ways having a niche can set your business free

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…


Money & Taxes Latest

Make more dough: when to raise your rates

Freelancers should raise rates with some regularity – but it’s hard to know WHEN to do so. Fortunately, there are a few key indicators that will let you know it’…


Fun Latest

Why the fastest-growing segment of the workforce loves to freelance

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…