How to break out of the one-person freelance show

As a freelancer, you know that with the benefits of independent work, come unique challenges. With freedom, flexibility and creative autonomy come feelings of loneliness, anxiety and isolation. You’re not alone. When interviewing indie workers for the Freedom Creators publication, these were the most commonly listed challenges they’ve faced. But what many freelancers don’t realize […]

How to have more fun freelancing

Freelancing can be a ton of fun. But so often, when launching your freelance career, it’s common to get overwhelmed with the administrative work needed to build your own business. You become so concerned with finding new clients, meeting deadlines, invoicing, tracking time, etc. that it becomes easy to lose sight of why you took […]

How to make more money as a freelancer

Everyone talks about the feast or famine dilemma of freelancing. The concept is that you either have more work than you know what to do with, or you’re struggling to find clients. In fact, Freelancers Union’s “53 million” report found that finding work and income stability are the top barriers to doing more freelancing work. Conversely, earning extra […]

15 creatives you should follow on Instagram Stories

With our shortening attention spans, it can be tough to find the daily dose of inspiration, tips or tactics from fellow creatives that we crave. Fortunately, many leverage visual platforms like YouTube, Vine, Snapchat and Instagram to share their stories in short-form formats. And now there’s another visual story-telling channel on the scene: Instagram Stories. […]

7 tips to avoid bad freelance hires

A bad hire can be detrimental to your productivity, flow and worst of all, budget. That’s one of the reasons why hiring freelancers makes so much sense for growing a business. Hiring on a contract basis allows for flexibility for both parties. If you hire the right freelancer, you’ll be able to work with them […]

A guide to insurance for US freelancers

With all the perks of running your own freelance business, comes a few sacrifices. There are more advantages – flexibility, control of your schedule, creative independence – than disadvantages. But being self-employed means you’re responsible for finding and paying for your own healthcare and insurance. Good news is, as more people turn to freelance and […]