How to refuel with creative routines: A freelance writer's daily practice

How to refuel with creative routines: A freelance writer's daily practice

Freelancers tend to have rituals to get them through the day. Whether it's listening to Elton John on repeat (Tiny Dancer, anyone?) or drinking a soy mocha latte at 8am, your brain gladly responds to the trigger and your workday officially begins.

Like your favorite latte, day-to-day habits can...

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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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Bartering for beef: 3 tips for swapping goods and services

Bartering for beef: 3 tips for swapping goods and services

Bartering for delicious grass-fed beef or homemade soap can be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Just ask Dylan Benito.

The Portland native and charismatic freelancer has a penchant for swapping to support her eco-friendly lifestyle. Over the years she has discovered that community connections are powerful forms of social...

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The Quiet Revolution: Get Healthy

The Quiet Revolution: Get Healthy

As the American workforce continues to hold the title for most overworked developed nation in the world, freelancers are spearheading a Quiet Revolution by taking the most important thing they’ve got into their own hands: their health.

More than any other sector of the workforce, freelancers understand the importance...

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How this freelancer made $80,000 in 24 Hours

How this freelancer made $80,000 in 24 Hours

Freelancer Sean McCabe made $80,000 in 24 hours last week (on March 24, 2014) selling his new online course Learn Lettering.

If you’re interested in supplementing your freelance income with alternate revenue streams or are interested in moving out of 100% client work, then you need to hear...

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6 Steps for building a loyal following

6 Steps for building a loyal following

Self–promotion is a requirement for freelancers. Whether it's your start-up, clothing line or self-published book, you need to get the word out there! Admittedly, sometimes brazenly promoting yourself can feel a tad uncomfortable. But with so many things fighting for the attention of your audience, tooting your own...

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Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind

Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind

It’s a wonderful feeling.

You hear a song for the first time and think to yourself, “I know exactly what they’re talking about. I’ve felt that way before.”  

That’s one of the elements of a great song: It makes you feel understood.

If you’re a...

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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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Creative storytelling: 6 lessons from a puppet master

Creative storytelling: 6 lessons from a puppet master

A freelance career filled with homemade puppets and a hint of pragmatism can lead to extraordinary results. Artist Ora Fruchter is proof.

The Brooklyn-based performer uses puppetry and music to create innovative and engaging experiences for people of all ages. Her companies, Yellow Sneaker Puppets & Doppelskope, produce original musical performances...

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