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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How to Be a Happy Freelancer

If you’re happy and you know it…wait, what?

 

If your hands aren’t clapping right now, you’re not alone. The pursuit of happiness is an age-old struggle, one that is especially tough when you’re trying to achieve happiness at work.

 

Becoming a full-time freelancer is an...

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1099 For Life: We Tailored It Just for You

I'm either a hoarder or a serial joiner with a deep sentimental streak: I have a collection of t-shirts spanning the range from day camp, drama productions, yearbook, soccer, Earth Day, the Grand Canyon, concerts, and friends' bands, to family reunions, and, yes, even Don Quixote.

Some mean the...

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30 Rock's Liz Lemon: "Freelancers Are the Modern Cowboy"

Happy Thanksgiving, freelancers!

One of my favorite cures for the turkey hangover is a morning spent in bed catching up on television-on-the-internet. I nearly leaped out of my snuggie this week when I caught the following exchange, nine minutes and forty-five seconds into episode 7 of the fifth season of...

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Tax humor for freelancers

If you’re one of the many freelancers hustling to get your taxes done by this Thursday, take a break for a bit of humor by reading this New York Times Op-Art piece: “A Tax Form for the Marginally Employed”. This piece is for you if you meet any of...

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Beekeeping in Brooklyn

Maybe it’s because of our subway ads and the logo, or maybe it’s because people know how independent and energetic our members are, but I know many people who hear Freelancers Union and think, “Oh, the bee people!"

That is why a story in the New York Times...

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Flickrings of Spring: hit us with your best shot!

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In California and New York, the Freelancers Union spring campaign is in bloom, cropping up on buses, public radio stations, and even way down in subway stations where the sun don't even shine.

Send your pictures of yourself and a Freelancers Union poster to takemypicture@freelancersunion.org to upload...

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"Journalist Bailout Program": Free pro blogging accounts for new freelancers

It may sound silly, but TypePad's serious: they're helping out laid-off journalists ("newly-minted freelancers" sounds a little better) by offering free blogging accounts. While the federal government looks after the folks in finance, the "TypePad Journalist Bailout Program" helps out members of the fourth estate.

The program is...

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Squeaky Wheel: A new animated short presented by Freelancers Union

Now appearing in cinemas in New York, Washington, and Los Angeles is "Squeaky Wheel," an animated short about a little wheel who takes apart the machine and comes up with a better way to do things. You can view it on YouTube and at independent cinemas.

We're so excited...

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Salon's advice for freelancers

Just in time for tax day, when freelancers are most keenly reminded of the peculiarities of the way their work, Catherine Price has a piece in Salon on "What every freelancer should know." Her advice ranges from the purely practical (#1: Get a tax advisor) to the funny-because-it's-true (#5...

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