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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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10 ways to be a more connected freelancer in 2016

1. Become a SPARK co-leader Put growing your local network on the fast-track by becoming a SPARK co-leader! As a Spark leader, you can turbocharge your career through becoming a…


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4 ways businesses benefit from understanding #FreelanceIsntFree

This is a post from our friends at OneSpace - a virtual workforce platform that brings companies in need of flexible, skilled talent together with freelancers that match their skillset.…


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How to prioritize learning in 2016

This is a guest post originally posted on General Assembly. Redeem your exclusive tuition credit just for Freelancers Union members. When I made the decision to pursue my side business…


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How to turn your New Year's resolution into an actionable pursuit

‘Tis the season to clear up the holiday detritus, throw the noisemakers into the trash, and regret purchasing those disposable 2016 sunglasses. Many of us make significant personal and professional…


Clients & Gigs Latest

How to get back in the freelance groove after the holidays

Ah, the post-holiday season! 2016 has officially started, and if you’re like most of us, odds are you’re a few pounds heavier, a few dollars poorer, and in…


Clients & Gigs Latest

7 tips to navigating payment processes with your clients

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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This freelancer spotted his work on a subway ad... but was never paid for it

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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Seattle drivers move to organize

On Monday, December 14, Seattle City Council will vote on proposed legislation that gives on-demand drivers the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions. This would be the…


Clients & Gigs Latest

Beware the overshare

All of us need to communicate and connect. Yes, even you, stoic freelance cowboy! Everybody needs to feel like they can express their feelings, like they can unburden themselves, like…


Money & Taxes Latest

How to calculate your hourly rate

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

The simple trick to get a client to respond to your emails

Almost every freelancer has sent an important, time-sensitive email out to a client… only to be greeted with silence. Now, we can’t control others’ actions – in email or in…


Clients & Gigs Latest

How to get people to do what you want (without nagging them)

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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Why portable benefits are a “must have” for today’s workers

As freelancers, we know that flexibility is one of the key values we provide to our clients. But for many of us, our agility is cramped by a system that…


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6 reasons to start freelancing now

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 Fun

Make your client relationships great

At SPARK on December 2, we will hone our communication strategies and learn to cultivate great relationships with our dream clients! Spoiler Alert: It's not about bending over backwards to…


Clients & Gigs Latest

3 steps to re-focusing your marketing strategy

Marketing your freelance business can be overwhelming. Everywhere you turn, somebody is advising you how and where to push your product (and what you’ve been doing wrong). Fortunately, there…


Clients & Gigs Latest

Look before you leap: 7 tips for would-be freelancers

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 Advocacy

NYC Councilman Brad Lander shines a light on #FreelanceIsntFree

As freelancing becomes more ubiquitous, representatives at both the national and local levels have started to take note. Urban areas are the latest “test kitchens” for figuring out how to…


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Twitter 101: the good, the bland, and the empty

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…