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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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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Be Freelancers Union's Next Member Representative

Be Freelancers Union's Next Member Representative

Are you an experienced freelancer with wisdom to share? Would you like to get more involved with Freelancers Union? If so, we want you to be our next Member Representative on the Freelancers Union Board of Directors.

Freelancers Union was created to serve the interests of independent workers, which is...

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How to Stay Balanced

How to Stay Balanced

Finding focus and balance is important for all independent workers, especially when you’re glued to your computer or hunched over a pile of papers…or hunched over a pile of Downward Dogs all day. Many yogis are independent contractors and entrepreneurs themselves, building their own practice and navigating the...

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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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Getting Stiffed: An Infographic

If you’re a freelancer, chances are you’ve been stiffed by a client. (Your chances are 40%, in fact.) And if you haven’t, chances are (3 in 4) you will be eventually. Perhaps you’ll say, “Well, that’s just the cost of doing business” or, “It’s...

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The Freelance Life: Putting the Free in Freelance

The Freelance Life is our collection of member stories. It lets you celebrate your unique path and share what you’ve learned along the way – or benefit from the wisdom of others’ experiences.

guitar.jpg Copywriter and member Charlie Allenson loves being a freelancer. For him, the biggest perk is having the...

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The Freelance Life: Ways to Get Paid

The Freelance Life is our collection of member stories. It’s a resource that encourages you to celebrate your unique path and share what you’ve learned along the way – or benefit from the wisdom of others’ experiences.

money.jpg Freelancers Union member Andrew Karp has been a successful independent worker for...

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The Art of Negotiation

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All too often, I hear freelancers say that the deck is stacked against them when it comes to defining the terms of a new gig, and they feel reluctant to press their luck. After all, what leverage does a freelancer have when times are tough and the market is flooded...

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Three Ways to Give Thanks as a Freelancer

turkey.jpgThanksgiving is on its way. With much of our country focused (understandably) on what’s going wrong, we’re looking forward to this chance to reflect on the things that are going right and expressing gratitude for what we have.

What are you grateful for this year? A client that...

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