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Help Us Pass Freelance Isn’t Free in California!

This past February, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced Senate Bill 988 (SB 988) or as we like to call it, the Freelance isn’t Free Act. As in other parts of the country, where we have been successful in implementing similar laws, it aims to ensure fundamental protections for freelance workers, enforced by the State Labor Commissioner and...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 21:59
The Ultimate Guide to Filing a Personal Tax Extension

Updated for tax year 2023.This article is posted with permission from our partner TaxAct. File your freelance taxes with confidence using TaxAct’s easy-to-use tax software. Freelancers Union members get 25% off the cost of federal and state tax filing: https://bit.ly/freelancers_taxact_blogThe April 15 tax deadline is quickly approaching. If you haven’t...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 19:59
Is WhatsApp Safe to Use for Work?

This article is posted with permission from our partner MacPaw. MacPaw makes Mac + iOS apps that have been installed on over 30 million devices worldwide. Freelancers Union members receive 30 days of free unlimited access to CleanMyMacX and Setapp: https://freelancersunion.org/resources/perks/macpaw/How often do clients find you on freelance platforms...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 17:56
The True Cost of Free Work

Picture this: a freelancer, brimming with skills and enthusiasm, steps into the professional world only to encounter a pervasive request—"Can you do this for free?" It's a scenario as old as freelancing itself, yet remains as fresh and frustrating for every new generation of freelancers. This practice, often sugar-coated as an opportunity for exposure...

Thu Apr 4, 2024 16:56
A Short Self-Employed Guide to Deducting Travel Expenses

This article is posted with permission from our partner TaxAct. File your freelance taxes with confidence using TaxAct’s easy-to-use tax software. Freelancers Union members get 25% off the cost of federal and state tax filing: https://bit.ly/freelancers_taxact_blogIf you have to travel as part of being self-employed, you know traveling costs can add...

Wed Apr 3, 2024 20:00
How to remind someone to pay you: 7 tips & examples

This post is provided by our partner, HoneyBook. Book clients, sign contracts, manage projects, and get paid on HoneyBook, the leading clientflow management platform. Sign up today for 50% off your first year: https://freelancersunion.org/honeybook/While nobody likes to chase after their clients to get paid, it can be a normal part of running any business. Reminding...

Wed Apr 3, 2024 20:00

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