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How to Generate Winning Leads as a Freelancer

Moving from the security of a full-time job to the world of freelancing might seem a slightly daunting and unpredictable step to make. For many aspiring freelancers with a passion and talent for providing a service that benefits their clients, making that switch is one of the most enriching and fulfilling steps you can take.For some, however, reassurance...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 20:33
Biking Your Way to Better Health

This post is provided by our partner, MetroPlusHealth. Find affordable health plans for New Yorkers of all ages from MetroPlusHealth.Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity.Cycling is also a good way to cross-train, because it puts much less stress on your joints, knees, and hips than running or walking. Getting a good workout on a bike...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 20:33
Is Value-Based Pricing Pirate Capitalism?

What is your work worth?In traditional wage-labor relationships (aka “normal jobs”), your work is worth whatever your boss says it is worth. In most instances, you’re compensated for your time, which means efficiency and growth are disincentivized. If you’re hourly, you make more if you work slower. If you’re salaried, the more efficient you are, the...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 20:33
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

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