Libraries support entrepreneurship and economic growth, studies find

Libraries support entrepreneurship and economic growth, studies find

It’s National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014) and at Freelancers Union, we’re thinking of all the ways that we’re thankful for our public libraries in supporting our communities, our economy, and our fellow independent artists and writers.

But don’t just listen to us: the latest academic...

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How to stay healthy and happy while flying

How to stay healthy and happy while flying

By Laura Teti, Health Coach at Freelancers Medical

Traveling on a plane these days can be stressful in more ways than one.  Make your next inflight experience a healthier and more enjoyable journey by taking these health precautions during your flight. Bon voyage!

Boost your immune system

Be well: healthy...

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How to use reviews and testimonials to land more clients

How to use reviews and testimonials to land more clients

Most freelancers find clients by word-of-mouth. So you should all understand the power of your previous client talking about you -- it’s the most effective marketing tool you can’t buy.

When you write content for your website, portfolio, or social media accounts, don’t forget to capitalize on the...

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6 Ways Leonardo da Vinci makes us feel good about freelancing

6 Ways Leonardo da Vinci makes us feel good about freelancing

Today in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born.

Though da Vinci specialized in painting, he was also a sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, geologist, cartographer, anatomist, botanist, and writer. So yeah, he liked to keep himself busy. As any freelancer knows, being a jack-of-all-trades is an important part of...

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Fun stuff to perk up your everyday adventures

Fun stuff to perk up your everyday adventures

Freelancing can take you everywhere, from the home office to the coffee shop, from a coworking space to an international conference of like-minded indies. You’re a no-limit, no cubicle freelancer and it’s time you start accessorizing like one. Perk up your everyday adventures with this list of fun...

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The best project management tools for freelancers

The best project management tools for freelancers

Tired of keeping track of everything in spreadsheets, post-it notes, or your inbox? Project management software can help you save time, collaborate effectively, and prevent important to-do’s from slipping through the cracks.

Here’s a run-down of some project management programs that we recommend. In addition to running on...

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Business school for freelancers: How to design your own education

Business school for freelancers: How to design your own education

Most freelancers are do-it-yourself types who learn by doing and haven’t had any formal business training. They may have college and advanced degrees in their chosen field, but when they take the leap into self-employment, they barely know an LLC from a C-corp.

First things first: No, you don...

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How I lived like a pioneer in the concrete jungle

How I lived like a pioneer in the concrete jungle

Secretly we all want to live in the middle of nowhere, grow our own food, and have a successful blog like this pioneer. Amirite? Just me? Well perhaps you have little interest in life on the open plains. Or perhaps like myself, you live nowhere near a plain, open or...

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12 Cool t-shirts designed by freelancers (support fellow indie artists!)

It's (finally) springtime, and that means t-shirt season!

Rather than heading off to the local mall, support your fellow independent artists by buying t-shirts from an online shop or in your local neighborhood. 

Where you can buy t-shirts designed by freelancers:

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Why freelancers should specialize (not generalize)

Why freelancers should specialize (not generalize)

What if I told you that you could charge more money as a freelancer, be more memorable to clients -- and save time?

You’d probably think I was selling you a fancy app. This is a lot simpler. It’s the ancient art of specializing. For example, you wouldn’t...

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