Tag Archives: freelancers union

The thrills and risks of freelancing — in the media again!

In honor of Labor Day, there are lots of articles about the new way people are working — although it’s not all that “new” to those of us who’ve been freelancing for YEARS, right? This insight I definitely see evidence of: ‘Many late-career freelancers are the most successful at it because they have years’ worth of...

Benefits for Freelancers — thanks to Freelancers Union!

Last month, The Freelancers Union did something no one else has cared enough to do — they launched a National Benefits Platform for Freelancers. The National Benefits Platform will enable freelancers across the country to access a suite of curated, freelancer-focused benefits, including: 401(k) plans Health insurance Dental plans Disability insurance Term life insurance...

Freelancing: Freedom + Uncertainty?

There’s an excellent article in The New York Times by Rachel Swarns about the reality of freelancing — its freedoms and its uncertainties — personified by a web developer who’s having trouble making ends meet. It recounts how he has found counsel and community through the Freelancers Union, founded 20 years ago by Sara...

Are You a Reluctant Networker Too?

Tiffany Estes of Whole Brain Creative in Portland, Oregon is a veteran CFBC attendee. So you would think she’s an intrepid networker too. Not so much, as you will see in her recent blog post for the Freelancers Union blog, The Reluctant Networker. Here’s an excerpt:  “I’m afraid of getting trapped with somebody,” I...

CFC Success: Attendee Becomes Panelist

It was great to see some CFC veterans on the other side of the country last week at the first Freelance360 event for Freelancers Union in Portland, Oregon: Work, Life & You: Staying Sane and Managing All 3. Tiffany Estes (second from right), of Whole Brain Creative, who has attended all 6 Creative Freelancer...

Work, Life and You: Are you staying sane?

I am in Portland Oregon this week with one of our CFC partners, the Freelancers Union (if you are not a member, join here — it’s free!), getting ready to moderate the first of the Freelance360 events (find them w/ #Freelance360). This series of monthly LIVE networking events and education workshops has the ambitious...

Socially-Minded Freelancer Wanted….

The Freelancers Union is looking for a freelancer who wants to be part of the movement and play a role as "member rep" on their Board of Directors. Excellent networking and growth opportunity! Apply by April 8.

Health Insurance + Freelancing

Some have health insurance through a spouse. Some (like me!) buy it (expensively) on the open market. Others stay at a job for it. And some don't have it at all. That's all about to change. But how has the challenge of finding affordable health insurance (and healthcare) has affected your decision to be...