Building Your Tribe

Host Josh Hoffman talks with Emily Leach, who founded the Texas Freelance Association in 2015 as the first statewide association of freelance workers in the USA. The inspiration for that project came out of the launch of The Freelance Conference in 2014, which is now coming up on its third year. Josh and Emily cover

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The State of Freelancing in 2017

More than 55 million Americans are freelancers — a full 35 percent of our workforce, according to the 2016 Freelancing in America report. And contrary to enduring myths, it’s not because “they can’t find a job” — it’s a conscious choice based on freedom and empowerment. 79 percent of freelancers believe freelancing is a better

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Goodwork Coworking Space Tour 5-2017

Goodwork Coworking is located at 1808 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226 http://goodwork.co/ GoodWork offers you flexible coworking space designed for balance and growth as you navigate days that require both focus and inspiration.  Our workspace is diverse as our members. We welcome creatives, freelancers, corporate leaders, early & mid-stage companies, and nonprofits as

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Geekdom Coworking Space Tour 5-2017

Geekdom is located at 110 East Houston Street, 7th Floor, San Antonio, TX 78205 http://geekdom.com/ Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together. No contracts, no deposits, no lease agreements. Just simple, month-to-month membership plans.  

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Atmosphere Coworking Space Tour 5-2017

Atmosphere Coworking is located 2400 E Cesar Chavez St #208, Austin, TX 78702 http://www.atmowork.com/ Atmosphere Coworking is more than a desk- Start your workday with wi-fi check-in and your choice of desk or a place to meet.  Our rooms and spaces are designed with the flexibility to meet with others or simply to have some

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Freelance Burnout: My Give-A-Damn Broke

I swear I had it just the other day. I could feel it, at least I think I did. Have you heard this line of thought going through your head over-and-over again? Maybe even to the point in which you feel like you’re going crazy. From my experience, if you don’t address it – you

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Why You Need to Start (or Tap Into) a Community of Freelancers

Freelancing can be a very lonely business. But who ever said that the “I never leave my house” model is the best approach? It isn’t. Regardless of where you live, there are many options for connecting and collaborating with fellow solo professionals. Even if you’re an introvert. Not just to combat isolation. But also to

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Successful Freelancing is Both an Art and a Science

In an attempt to help more people become successful freelancers I have found that there is no one blueprint of tasks to complete to make that happen. There are, of course, a series of actions that when done help pretty much everyone freelancing (i.e. brand yourself, market your skills, do great work and manage client

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#FreelanceChat Recap

     Topic: Key Business Practices for Freelancers One of the largest challenges for most freelancers, especially when starting out, is coming to the realization that unless their freelance business is treated like a business, the financial roller coaster ride may never see an end. Which is why this hot topic is brought up quite frequently.

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#FreelanceChat Recap

Our topic for today was: Freelance Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned The conversation started off pretty sparse, but when it picked up the ball really got to rolling! Our top answers of the chat came from: Sara Breuer ‏(@TheSaraBreuer): Q1 most valuable mistake? Not tying billing milestones to dates as well as deliverables. Now if client

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