Freelance Lifestyle: Best Practices

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Founded Sep 2014

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Members (444)

 


About this hive

How to make the most of your freelancing lifestyle, featuring tips, tricks, ideas, hints, and topics surrounding freelancer's and their very different lives.

including but not limited too:

how to get work,
how to network,
schedules,
prioritization,
taking care of your health,
staying productive but sane,
time for yourself

 

 

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senia ortiz

Does anyone have any tips on how to find new business as a copywriter?

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  • senia ortiz

    Thank you. I am looking into freelancing as a copywriter for pharma ad agencies and ...

  • shakti singh

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Cassius Wright

what makes you stop in your tracks and TURN DOWN a gig? pay? personalities? locations? let us know in the comments what and why!

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  • Donald White

    I have to trust my gut. I've been asked to design and deliver Websites but ...

  • Jennifer Moore

    Late to the party. Biggest deterrent for me, other than money and attitude, is disorganization. ...

Micah Dickson

Freelancer's Cash Flow Guide

Hey All, I wanted to share something I created for freelancers. It is a guide on how to maximize your freelance cash flow. Let me ...

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Tina C Urbano

Contract Examples?

Hi everyone, does anyone have a good contract example to share? The contract creator on this website is down... Thanks!

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  • Andrew Marchant-Shapiro

    Tina: I will back up Charles here. As an attorney, I draft and review contract ...

  • Anabel Tonkovic

    Hi everyone. I'm currently working full time for a firm in NJ; however, as of ...

Deb Fuller

Freelancing as a W-2 employee

I've suddenly gotten a bunch of offers for temporary contracts as a W-2, not as a 1099. In the past, companies have given me the ...

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  • Deb Fuller

    No, differentiating between contractors and employees has been going on for a lot longer than ...

  • Mister Crusader

    The main reason I became a solo practitioner in 2002 was to never step foot ...

Sarah Jackson

Hello! Hope this is right place to ask this (rather boring) question: can anyone recommend an Android-friendly budgeting app which works well with irregular income?

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  • Scott S. Young

    see all this social crap does nothing for me....

  • Thomas Howell

    Hey Sarah--there are few new apps out there that can help even out your income ...

David Olson

Responding to Recruiters as Freelancer

Hi Everyone, I get a lot of emails from recruiters about positions in my field for full-time employment. While I don't want to go back ...

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  • Chris Sturgis

    Agreed, thats what makes it frustrating

  • Megan Fisklements

    Sometimes I talk to them on the phone anyway and try to fish out info ...

Regina Sayles

ATT Discount?

Hi everyone, I'm new to FU and was wondering if any of you have tried to take advantage of FU's 22% off discount with ATT ...

Cassius Wright

Panel Discussion about Personal Branding

Hey Folks, I'll be part of a panel discussion about personal brands (and how to develop one) on Tuesday. If you're near Chicago, check it ...

Mastering Personal Branding

Successful entrepreneurs and leaders augment their effectiveness with powerful personal brands that convey who they ...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mas...

Claudia Bloom

Acting Coaching services

Thanks for keeping me in mind if you're an actor with an upcoming audition or just need to work on monologues, scenes, and commercial copy. ...

Jess Lander

Easiest Clients to Land

Hi everyone, despite living/freelancing in a smaller town, I've (to my pleasant surprise) had hardly any trouble at all landing new clients. I more than ...

Free Guide

Whether you're new to freelancing or haven't quite made the leap yet, you're going to ...

http://jesslanderfreelancer.com/...

Trevor Twining

Office Hours starting this week!

Hey folks, I've been a freelancer for more than 15 years. I've noticed that this hive doesn't seem to have a lot of activity in ...

Amelia Brandt

Disability insurance?

Hi all! I'm new here but have been freelancing for 2.5 years. Should I have disability insurance? I keep having scary visions of breaking my ...

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  • Amelia Brandt

    Definitely losing sleep. Look forward to more perspectives, thanks for chiming in!

  • Cassius Wright

    well if it's like that already I would spend the money and have the peace ...

Cassius Wright

Please enjoy this complimentary frog

a little beauty from our world around us.

Laura Murphy

40 hour work week? NOPE.

Fellow Hive member Jess Lander is one of my favorite writers on the blog (hi Jess!) and I LOVED this post on that inane question ...

Don't ask me if I work a 40-hour workweek

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

John Schwarz

I've adopted an assumed business name (d/b/a) for my consulting practice/think tank. For people who've done the same, what job title do you use? Sole ...

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  • Charles Smart

    I'm a freelance medical writer and editor. Principal has worked for me; however, if your ...

  • senia ortiz

    Consultant always work.

Megan Kathleen

Need to learn WordPress?

Helloooo my freelancers! I have created a mini WordPress course for those who want to learn WordPress. It's only $11 right now, but will be ...

How to Setup Your First Wordpress Site or Blog

HOW to Purchase Your Domain & Hosting WHAT your cPanel is & WHAT to do ...

http://megankathleen.teachable.com

Comments
  • Brayan Lara

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Cassius Wright

Does Travel Clear Your Head?

Our latest project is an upcoming adventure tour in NICARAGUA! Do you like to travel as part of your freelance lifestyle or for a reboot?

Nicaragua Awaits

Join us to discover the spectacular UNESCO city, Granada, Nicaragua and the surrounding region. Stroll ...

http://www.jordanawright.com/Nic...

Roberta Mange

What industries?

Hi All! What are good industries to freelance? Starting a pool here... What industries have you guys been working on?

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  • Christine Andrews

    If giving advice, I would say work in one that you have an interest in, ...

  • Christine Andrews

    Ilise Benum has some good podcasts on choosing a niche: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marketing-mentor-podcast-www.marketing/id279328611?mt=2 ; She also has ...

senia ortiz

I feel consultant might fit you best.

senia ortiz

Does anyone have any tips on how to find new business as a copywriter?

1 more comment
  • senia ortiz

    Thank you. I am looking into freelancing as a copywriter for pharma ad agencies and ...

  • shakti singh

    http://alltrackingnumber.info/ http://alltrackingnumber.info/fedex-tracking-number/ http://alltrackingnumber.info/yrc-freight-tracking/ http://alltrackingnumber.info/ems-tracking/ http://alltrackingnumber.info/tnt-tracking/ http://alltrackingnumber.info/usps-tracking/ http://upstrackingit.com/ http://upstrackingit.com/ups-tracking/ http://printcalendartemplates.com/january-2018-calendar/ http://printcalendartemplates.com/december-2017-printable-calendar/ http://upstrackingpro.com/ http://printcalendartemplates.com/2018-calendar-pdf-word-excel/ http://printcalendartemplates.com/bmi-chart-download/ http://printcalendartemplates.com/2018-holiday-calendar-usa-uk/ http://printcalendartemplates.com/hindu-calendar-2018/ ...

Cassius Wright

what makes you stop in your tracks and TURN DOWN a gig? pay? personalities? locations? let us know in the comments what and why!

13 more comments
  • Donald White

    I have to trust my gut. I've been asked to design and deliver Websites but ...

  • Jennifer Moore

    Late to the party. Biggest deterrent for me, other than money and attitude, is disorganization. ...

David Olson

Responding to Recruiters as Freelancer

Hi Everyone, I get a lot of emails from recruiters about positions in my field for full-time employment. While I don't want to go back ...

4 more comments
  • Chris Sturgis

    Agreed, thats what makes it frustrating

  • Megan Fisklements

    Sometimes I talk to them on the phone anyway and try to fish out info ...

Regina Sayles

ATT Discount?

Hi everyone, I'm new to FU and was wondering if any of you have tried to take advantage of FU's 22% off discount with ATT ...

Trevor Twining

Office Hours starting this week!

Hey folks, I've been a freelancer for more than 15 years. I've noticed that this hive doesn't seem to have a lot of activity in ...

Amelia Brandt

Disability insurance?

Hi all! I'm new here but have been freelancing for 2.5 years. Should I have disability insurance? I keep having scary visions of breaking my ...

1 more comment
  • Amelia Brandt

    Definitely losing sleep. Look forward to more perspectives, thanks for chiming in!

  • Cassius Wright

    well if it's like that already I would spend the money and have the peace ...

Megan Kathleen

Need to learn WordPress?

Helloooo my freelancers! I have created a mini WordPress course for those who want to learn WordPress. It's only $11 right now, but will be ...

How to Setup Your First Wordpress Site or Blog

HOW to Purchase Your Domain & Hosting WHAT your cPanel is & WHAT to do ...

http://megankathleen.teachable.com

Comments
  • Brayan Lara

    This is an extraordinary post i seen. I need to because of you to share ...