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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6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

What do you get when you combine what you’re passionate about with your personal values? A successful business model!

Kate Goldwater is a fashion designer and owner of the NYC clothing store, AuH2O Thriftique. She opened AuH2O’s first location in the East Village right out of college, and...

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5 Ways to Show Your Business Some TLC

5 Ways to Show Your Business Some TLC

If you look past its commercial ickiness, Valentine’s Day is just a nice reminder to devote some extra time to what you love.

Since you’re no longer a child, there’s no need to spread the love equally and handwrite a card to every kid in class. You...

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Say Goodbye to Winter Blues

Say Goodbye to Winter Blues

Okay winter, we get it. You’re not going away anytime soon. While this season is paradise for snow-day-loving schoolkids, it’s unfortunately more of a hostage situation for homebound freelancers.

Ready to rise above the winter blues? If you’re lacking the funds or the time for a tropical...

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Free October Events for Freelancers Union Members

Free October Events for Freelancers Union Members

Your mission, if you accept it: make October freelance friendlier.

This month, we’re putting the life in work-life balance by offering free wellness classes in Brooklyn that are open to all members.

Here are a few things you should know:

  • All of the events are completely free (yes, really...

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Adventures in Cranberry Land: One Farm's Quest to Become Organic

Adventures in Cranberry Land: One Farm's Quest to Become Organic

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet entrepreneur Jessika Tantisook, who started Starvation Alley Farms with her partner, Jared Oakes. Not only do they sell cranberry juice to Seattle's top cocktail bars, they're also working towards becoming the first USDA Certified...

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Situation: “Uh-oh.” Damage Control for Mistakes on the Job

Situation: “Uh-oh.” Damage Control for Mistakes on the Job

Fact: mistakes happen. As a freelancer or small business owner, chances are that at some point you’re going to mess up – or your client will think you did.

As with all things in life, it’s best to be prepared. So what should you do when the worst case...

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Periscope Studio: A Collective of Co-Working Cartoonists

Periscope Studio: A Collective of Co-Working Cartoonists

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet Steve Lieber, comic book artist, commercial illustrator, and member of Periscope Studio, a co-working space for cartoonists in Portland, OR. Periscope is setting the standard for co-working – though its members have individual assignments and clients, they...

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Freelancer Beach Reads

Freelancer Beach Reads

In the world of freelancers, summer can be a slower season for work. And we think summer slowdown’s biggest advantage is the opportunity to squeeze in a few rejuvenating beach days.

But that doesn’t mean your career needs to come to a standstill. It’s a good time...

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Books on Shirts! The Story of Out of Print Clothing

Books on Shirts! The Story of Out of Print Clothing

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet entrepreneur Todd Lawton, who created Out of Print Clothing with his business partner and childhood friend, Jeffrey LeBlanc. Out of Print is a social-minded company that combines two awesome things: literary apparel and literacy.

Tell us...

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