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3 signs waste is taking over your freelance business

“Waste” is such an ugly word. But as freelancers, we are our own business – and it’s worth taking a look at how (and why) we lose opportunities and misuse…


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A new technology lets you get involved where it matters most

As the world becomes increasingly connected through the wonders of technology, it's often easier to feel closer to a stranger 3,000 miles away than one's own next door neighbor.…


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4 unexpected realities of dating a freelancer

Ah, Valentine’s Day! The perfect time to celebrate the gruesome martyrdom of two different saints… er, I mean, romantic love. Since this is the Freelancers Union, I thought I…


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5 powerful reasons to start saying 'No'

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7 secrets to a successful "first date" with your tax professional

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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How tackling the little things can make a big difference

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For the first time ever, NYC invites freelancers to speak about nonpayment

The City of New York invites freelancers to City Hall to speak about the importance of stronger protections for the freelance workforce. Join us on February 29, 1:00 p.…


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It ain't necessarily so – 10 urban tax myths

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What to do if the check never arrives

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:…


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How to “train” your client to pay promptly – 8 essential tips

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Should you charge for emotional labor?

Emotional labor – and the toll it takes on human beings – is often undervalued in contemporary culture. This is especially true because women and disenfranchised people traditionally tend to work in…


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How freelance pros increase their response rate

So you’re looking for a new gig. You’ve shaken your network’s tree and seen what fruit falls. Now you’re sending out inquiry pitches left and right……


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No good deed goes unpunished – how one freelancer lost $1050 from a deadbeat client

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…


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Don't let your application land in the trash

So you’re starting off the New Year with a bang; chasing your dream gigs and sending out pitches, resumes, and samples left and right. Good for you, you freelancing…


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If you're not using a contract yet, this should convince you

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:…


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Starting a business? 6 practical tips

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Q & A: The state of freelancing in Pakistan

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3 tips to cleaning up a freelance mess

It happens to everyone. You have a sinking feeling that you’re forgetting something – and suddenly, you realize you overlooked a deadline. You missed that big phone call with the…


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6 tips for shiny, eye-catching headlines

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…