Yikes! It’s tax time (again)

If you have no clue when it comes to filing your taxes but want to make sure you’re squared away with the tax man, Freelancers Union is here to help you and is offering both an online and an in-person seminar to show you a clear path toward tax...


Donate to Haiti

Our hearts go out to those in Haiti who are suffering so much. We are trying to find ways for freelancers to help, and I invite you to visit our Get Involved page to donate to the relief efforts.

I know this is a difficult financial time, and not everyone...


Build Your Marketing Machine

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to grow your business and get new clients, you’ll need a strategy and a marketing plan, which is where we come in. Freelancers Union’s January 20 seminar in NYC, Build Your Marketing Machine, shows you how to expand your...


Feedback from Fantastic Freelancers

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from our last survey of people’s awareness and perception of Freelancers Union, and we’d like to thank those of you who took part. Here are a few choice morsels:

  • Most of you aren’t aware of the discounts that are available...


Looking for a gig?


You may have noticed that the gigs section of the Freelancers Union website has changed. Although the old gigs section received a lot of traffic, members told us that they had trouble linking up with good jobs. So we’ve shaken things up and added a few new features: improved...


Bookkeeping Basics

It’s often challenging being a freelancer (can I get an “amen”?), but some aspects don’t have to be. Freelancers Union is offering a seminar series this spring to help you more efficiently conduct your business, starting off with an online seminar (or webinar, if you will), Bookkeeping Basics...


When do we become a movement?

I'm one of those people who never saw On the Waterfront . . . or any Marlon Brando film, for that matter. I don't know how many like me there are out there, but it doesn't make me feel very cool. So I'm trying to correct that. Actually, my...


Freelancer benefit tomorrow (January 7)

This week, you can make a huge difference for one uninsured freelancer.

Accessing affordable health insurance is by far one of the greatest obstacles that freelancers face. In fact, 47% of respondents to Freelancers Union’s 2009 advocacy survey said it was their greatest work obstacle—above a lack of...


Temp workers leading the way to recovery?

I just came across this recent New York Times article that highlighted something we’ve been hearing from members for some time: as the economy begins to recover, employers are not re-hiring people that were laid off or taking on full-time employees; instead, they are turning to temp workers or...


Good things to you

Wishing all you freelancers, temps, independent contractors, part-timers, and self-employees a happy, merry, joyous, festive, healthy, hearty, peaceful, productive, cozy, restorative, restful, and loving holiday season and new year. At least those are the things on this blogger's wish list.

So what's on yours?

Send your story, wish...