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How one freelancer relentlessly pursued a deadbeat client – and won

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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4 tips for freelancing on-site

Most freelancers – even those comfortably ensconced in the coziest work-home-nest situation – occasionally have to work on-site with clients. Sometimes, this is a perfectly lovely situation: who doesn’t like free…


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How non-judgment can make you happier

When I first started freelancing, I quickly ran up against an interesting roadblock within myself. I liked freelancing – the freedom, the flexibility, even many of the challenges! What I really…


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6 freelancers, 1 video message: #FreelanceIsntFree

We're you – graphic designers, artists, writers – and we walk the freelance tightrope every day. All too often, the issue of client nonpayment goes unspoken. Many of us fear that in…


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How to Grow Your Freelance Career—by Getting Rid of 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 waited months to get paid – then she realized she wasn't the only one

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 overcome fear of failure

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 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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The 3 most common resume blunders

Once upon a time, I spent a couple of years working part-time as a resume writer – both for big companies and as an independent contractor. In that time, I wrote…


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Sara Horowitz brings the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign to Washington

For the American freelancer, this was a big week in Washington. Freelancers Union Founder, Sara Horowitz was invited to speak on a panel that took place during the Summit on…


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We spoke. President Obama listened.

“I am a bookseller, and thus a self-employed small business owner. Right now, non-payment from clients is a huge issue for small business owners and freelancers. We are now 1/…


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Why content pros always copy edit

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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What does "wealth" mean to you?

Perhaps one of the most heartening data points from the Freelancing in America 2015 report is that, among independent workers who left traditional employment for freelancing, the majority (60%) actually…


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6 things to know before going 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…


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Raise your voice and help us #StartTheConvo with the White House

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz. We know that freelancers…


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12 tips for contract negotiation

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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What the State of Freelancing in the U.S. Means for the Future of Work

Following the release of the Freelancing in America 2015 report, our founder Sara Horowitz shares her perspective on this year’s findings in Fast Company. She highlights three major takeaways…


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When did you decide to start freelancing?

It wasn’t so long ago that “going freelance” was code for “totally just got laid off and have to pay the bills somehow.” Now, however, the scales have tipped:…


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6 silly ways to beat writer's block

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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Nonpayment is theft. How far are you willing to let it go?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared a number of member stories around the issue of nonpayment in support of the #FreelanceIsntFree campaign. These stories have generated countless conversations…