O Pioneers! Voyage forth in the new economy

O Pioneers! Voyage forth in the new economy

As an independent, self-made entrepreneur, you’re not looking for big capital investments. You don’t want to go to conferences with business PowerPoints. You’re not looking to have a staff of hundreds or an office in downtown.

You just want to do what you love, as much as...

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Map the Quiet Revolution in Your City

Map the Quiet Revolution in Your City

The Quiet Revolution is rising up in every corner of this country -- our map proves it! Thanks to the submissions of our members, we now know hundreds of places that are connecting and empowering the new workforce.

The “How to be a Quiet Revolutionary” map features any place that’s...

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How to save the world with vinegar

How to save the world with vinegar

By Ashlee Christian

Given that you are a freelancer, I know that you are a trailblazer. You are someone who is squarely in charge of your own destiny, and someone who cares about things that are local, sustainable, and just plain good because you are a Quiet Revolutionary. Way to...

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5 Tips for turning your passion into a business

5 Tips for turning your passion into a business

One of the most difficult things about freelancing is the process of actually getting started. Whether it’s deciding when to quit your day job, finding your first client, or simply determining what your service to clients will be, the first step is often the hardest.

With all of this...

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11 Small, easy ways to be more mindful this spring

11 Small, easy ways to be more mindful this spring

Happy spring, freelancers!

This beautiful season always seems to go by too quickly. So this year, I’ve made a promise to myself to slow down and notice all the beautiful things around me and be mindful of all the small moments, even while I maintain my busy schedule.

I...

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5 Easy ways to keep track of receipts

5 Easy ways to keep track of receipts

Keeping track of receipts for your small business is very important: it keeps you organized, keeps you on budget, and can be a big money-saver when you file deductions at tax time.

The IRS is not a big fan of estimating your expenses. If you are going to claim a...

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5 Goal-setting tips for creatives and creators

5 Goal-setting tips for creatives and creators

Creative freelancers live in the tension between lofty visions and daily to-do lists.

According to Allie Rice, Portland-based intentionality coach and author, the only way to resolve these tensions and live a life with vision and purpose day-to-day are goals and systems. She was kind enough to share her top...

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Is it Harder to Make a Living as a Musician Today?

Is it Harder to Make a Living as a Musician Today?

“Do what you love!”

“Follow your passion!”

“Never give up!”

It’s all true. We should do all of those things.

The problem is, unless you have a VERY liberal landlord, you can’t pay rent in passion and dreams. You need to be able to turn those intangibles into...

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Stop Working Out Of Your Inbox

Stop Working Out Of Your Inbox

This guest blog post is written by Allie Rice, a designer, storyteller, and curator who is hosting Work Smarter, Not Harder: Streamlining Your Day-to-Day Freelance Life on March 20th in Portland, OR. 

I’m a huge advocate for digital systems, especially in the area of task and project management — and...

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John Updike on quieting the inner critic

John Updike on quieting the inner critic

The start of a new creative project is almost always wonderful and exciting. But all too often, halfway through a project, you hit a wall: your inner critic is telling you how bad the thing is and you’d much rather chuck it and start with something new.

John Updike...

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