Why Work?

Why Work?

Last month, Sara spoke to an audience of influential thought leaders at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Human Potential. The event explored the changing face of work as disruptive innovation shapes new ways to be productive, find jobs, and build a life. 

Watch Sara's talk  below, as she poses...

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Together We Ohm and Find Balance

Together We Ohm and Find Balance

In the past few weeks, Freelancers Medical brought together the freelance community to connect, breathe, and find a moment of solidarity in the sun.

Yoga events in McCarren Park and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, attracted over 200 people, who joined us to experience some outdoor yoga Zen, network with...

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Day in the Life of a Freelancer (GIF Edition)

Day in the Life of a Freelancer (GIF Edition)

 

 

 

 

WHEN I WAKE UP FROM A LATE NIGHT CHASING DEADLINES...

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#FreelanceWisdom From Our Members

#FreelanceWisdom From Our Members

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New Look for the Freelancers Union Homepage

New Look for the Freelancers Union Homepage

Hey look! We changed clothes! And our new outfit homepage looks mighty good, if we do say so.

We improved the look and feel of the homepage, making sure the most important resources for members and recent news are right there at your fingertips. Take a look around and tell...

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How to Stop Proscrastinating for Real

How to Stop Proscrastinating for Real

 

Still not finished with that project, huh?

We’ve all done it. And by “done it,” I mean, “not actually do the thing you’re supposed to do.” Also known as procrastinate. Also known as putting off your real work because you’re bored or tired or just not feeling...

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Accounting for What Matters

Accounting for What Matters

What if the things that really mattered…mattered on the balance sheet?

Last week in the New York Times blog, economist Nancy Folbre had a great meditation on our economic system’s flawed accounting systems. She wonders how our world would look if we included social costs and benefits in...

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A Smart Business Card

A Smart Business Card

Talk about leading with your best (design) foot.

Freelancer Sabine Ahrens created an entire flowchart to preemptively answer a common client question: “Do you need a designer?”

The short answer for many is…”probably.” Ahrens describes how she spent time brainstorming about getting new clients and how to answer their...

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Infographics Abound

Infographics Abound

Quick quiz! FF Chartwell is:

A) A well-navigated steamship

B) Your best friend’s #FollowFriday suggestion.

C) The butler on Downton Abbey

Sadly for all you sea captains, Twitter-ers, and period piece groupies, the answer is actually D:  An awesome font-based tool to create your own infographics.

Visual learners and...

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I Am Freelance (And So Can You!)

I Am Freelance (And So Can You!)

It’s easy to get intimidated about making the jump to freelancing, especially if you want to shift to a new area of work or you’ve worked in a salaried full-time position for many years.

At that point, the freelance life seems like a faraway land of unknown, mythological...

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