Self-Employed Childcare Workers

I have to say, I’ve spent a good deal of time poring through government employment data, but I was pretty floored to see that 33% of childcare workers are self-employed, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data reported by U.S. News & World Report this week.



Freelancing in the UK, Part 2: Out of the Cubicle, Into the Cube

I met with THE CUBE today. If you had asked me before, I would have said it's a co-working site -- but that was before I met founder Araceli Camargo. To the extent I understand, she's working off theories based in neurology and other “-ologies” to promote what just...


The Government Cutting Paperwork? How Ironic.

Last year, we informed our members about potential new tax reporting requirements for freelancers. A new provision would require you to file 1099 forms with the IRS for all payments of $600 or more to a single vendor, like, say, Staples. What a headache. Fortunately, this issue is getting attention...


Freelancing in the UK: They're Just Like Us

I just met with Helen James from FreelanceUK. FreelanceUK helps freelancers with one of their top needs: finding work. For 5 pounds (about $8) per month their members are able to market their portfolios online, an additional marketing avenue that has proven to help get work.

Their members, just like...


Triangle Shirtwaist Anniversary and Freelancers Today

There are powerful stories being told (and videos here and here) in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed 146 workers. (The dead, some who jumped and some who burned) were mostly young, female immigrants. The owners locked the fire doors and other exits...


Update: Meeting Minutes for March

The March 15 Monthly Member Meeting came and went on the heels of Daylights  Saving Time—leaving us with more hours in the day to work towards freelancer equality! Read the full meeting minutes.

Our Director of Advocacy and Policy, Althea, led a quick brainstorm on our Political Action Committee...


Want to Be a Savvy Freelancer?

This great post originally appeared on the Down-to-Earth Finance blog.

It's not an oxymoron, I promise you.  Many business owners and freelancers I work with pride themselves on their creative talents.  They also take take pride in their lack of financial acumen.  Once we go through these simple, yet...


Freelancer Umbrella Shows Them Who's Boss

Ever wish you were carrying all the fancy gear the guys in corner offices do, or hanging the keys to the company convertible on your keyring? Well freelancer, you're the boss now.

Now that the weather's warming up (you know, from snow to rain!), Freelancers Union member Bryan...


Quit Your Day Job: Revisions Design Studio

This great post originally appeared on The Etsy Blog. You can follow their business success series for creatives via RSS or email, too.

What do you make and sell on Etsy?
Revisions Design Studio was started with the idea of “re-envisioning” everyday pieces of art. We find beauty in antique...


Is Dealing with Money Sexy?

This great post originally appeared on the Creative Freelancer Blog.

It wasn’t sexy, but it was kind of fun.

I’m talking about last night’s in-person and extremely hands-on workshop at the Freelancers Union, The Cure to “Feast or Famine” Freelancing, with me and Galia Gichon of Down...


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