The Anti 9-to-5 Guide

anti 9-5 Guide

Michelle Goodman has written a practical career guide for women, one blessedly free of the ladder-climbing ethos of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and its ilk. The Anti 9-to-5 Guide may offer just the inspiration you need if you're trying to overcome your trepidation about going...


Cooperative work space in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Record reports that Coworking Brooklyn, a space share for freelancers in Williamsburg, is hosting an open house on Friday. We think this kind of cooperative arrangement is a great idea, with a lot of potential for independent workers. In fact, we're investigating other ways that cooperatives can benefit...


2007 Freelancers U seminars

You can sign up now for our next series of educational events. This winter and spring, Freelancers U is offering seminars on:

These events sometimes fill up fast, so if you see one you really want to attend, it's not a...


Free internet advertising

WorkHappy is hosting a challenge: use Microsoft's $200 adCenter credit to launch a new venture. It's a great potential motivator, because the offer is available for only one month (until January 15).


We say use it whether you're starting a new website or you already have one...


Sharing office space

Need to find, or rent out, a shared office space?  Check out Offices2Share.  You can list a rental space, or search nationwide based on geography, required square footage, and type of space (shared or sublet, executive suites, etc.).  If you're seeking space, you'll be required to fill out...


Roundup of freelancing guides

Member Nate Westheimer alerted us to Lifehacker's post on a beginner's guide to freelancing. (It seems they're always collecting useful posts on working for yourself.) Here's an extensive primer by Phil Gyford, and tools for organizing yourself and your business from


Biznik marketing podcast

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Biznik is offering great resources for independent workers. Most of their events are in Seattle, but they have a lot of good stuff online.

This week, check out their latest podcast, on word-of-mouth marketing for your small business.


Free file hosting at MediaFire

WorkHappy, a great blog with resources for entrepreneurs, gives a four-star rating to MediaFire, a free web application that hosts those large files you might not want to email. According to the review, "The interface is near-perfect. No signups required, no maximum file size to worry about, and a host...


Duane Reade prescription discount

Duane Reade

Members of Freelancers Union can now get 10% to 40% off prescriptions at Duane Reade pharmacies or using their mail order services.


Cool resource: freelancing on Squidoo


We love Squidoo's section on freelancing. They've aggregated a bunch of useful content, including book recommendations, lists of free stuff, and tips on freelancing-related topics.