What It Feels Like To Be A Freelancer

Our talented friends over at Docracy made a video that hits too close to home for freelancers. “What It Feels Like To Be A Freelancer” takes the experience of dealing with clients out into the light of day – literally, to a park, where a young lady promising $5 for a...

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Why I Went Freelance: A Laundry List

Why I Went Freelance: A Laundry List

Editor’s note: Guest blogger K.K. Apple is a freelance writer who has infiltrated the Freelancers Union office to stream Olympics coverage 24/7. She lives on the internet at kkapple.com.

 

Because Too Many Things. I needed to explore many more avenues than one job description would allow...

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Taking Pride in Your Work

Freelancers know all about unpaid wages. We’ve even got the stories to prove it.

 

It’s frustrating to deal with what boils down to a simple business transaction. Time + services + goods rendered should = payment. Right? We all need to make a living and these days that usually means dealing...

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Freelance Battle Wounds

Editor’s note: Guest blogger K.K. Apple is a freelance writer who has infiltrated the Freelancers Union office for a couple weeks to eat all the pretzels. She lives on the internet at kkapple.com.

The other night while performing some jokes, I took a big fat fall. Luckily...

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What Does Innovative Health Care Look Like?

Editor’s note: Guest blogger K.K. Apple is a freelance writer who has infiltrated the Freelancers Union office for a couple weeks to eat all the pretzels. She lives on the internet at kkapple.com.

After recent health care reform debates, it’s hard not to feel depressed by...

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How to Find Legit Freelance Jobs Online

Editor’s note: Guest blogger K.K. Apple is a freelance writer who has infiltrated the Freelancers Union office for a couple weeks to eat all the pretzels. She lives on the internet at kkapple.com.

One of the hardest parts of starting out as a freelancer is figuring out...

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The Supreme Court Decision: A Step in the Right Direction

Today’s Supreme Court decision is a big win for forward-looking health care. The upcoming changes and provisions will have a hugely positive impact on the patient experience as a whole.

 

While I applaud today’s decision, it is just one step. Because the truth is our country’s healthcare...

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Payment Protection - Firsts Are Never Easy

Unfortunately, the New York State Legislature ended its session without passing the Freelancer Payment Protection Act.

 

Breaking new ground is never easy. When it passes, the Freelancer Payment Protection Act will be the first law in the nation to protect freelancers from deadbeat clients and its ripples will be felt...

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Freelancers Pulling Ahead Online

It looks like a bright, web-based future for many freelancers. 

 

Elance released a survey on the current and future hiring practices of businesses around the world. The results didn’t surprise us: companies are hiring more contract workers.

 

For this small, informal evaluation of their users, Elance surveyed 1...

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What Will the Supreme Court Healthcare Decision Mean for Freelancers?

I know there’s a lot of anxiety about the upcoming Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform. But figuring out how to deal with the impact starts with understanding what, exactly, the court might decide.

Basically, there are five likely scenarios. Since I’m CEO of our insurance company and...

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