Decent Health Insurance Option from Decent Health.

They did a great job in selecting a name for their health insurance company, Decent is designing a set of health insurance benefits designed specifically for the freelance business owner that launches April 1, 2019. And yes, they have a solution for how to switch when the time comes … here’s what they have to

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“And What Do You Do?” Answering this Question the Right Way

One of the joys of freelancing is the control you have over who you take on as clients, how you present yourself, and more. One of the aggravations of freelancing is, well, the same stuff as the joys. In particular, many freelancers have a hard time describing what they do in a way that not

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Looking Back on #FREECON 2017

#FREECON17 was by far the most interactive and engaging event to date … but the best surprise for us was the amount of people we met that came in from other states and countries! Yep, 60% of attendees for 2017 came to Austin from across the country as well as Amsterdam, Ukraine and Canada. What

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#FREECON Speaker, Luis Vazquez on Introverts Selling

Our founder, Emily Leach interviewed Luis Vazquez, to learn a little more about who he is, his journey into teaching introverts selling skills and his talk at #FREECON17 in September. Learn more at www.freelanceconference.com Luis shares how the key to success as an introvert is authenticity, knowing yourself and embracing the strength of being introverted.

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The Future of Work: An Interactive Summer Series Austin-June

Last week the Freelance Conference team journeyed up to Dallas to meet with a new audience and four new panelists, to discuss the future of work. On this panel, sat Amy Margaret King of GoodWork, Craig Hulse, Director of Economic Development for the city of North Richland Hills, Nithya Govindasamy of Paul Quinn College and

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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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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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