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October 14, 2021


European Freelancers Week is kicking off with an opening ceremony on Monday, October 18, from 10:30 AM (CET).

The event will feature Elina Jutelyte (founder of Freelance Business Month), Robert Vlach (founder of, Ed Goodman (founder of Freelance Heroes), and Sarah de Heusch (of Smart cooperative). Anyone can join online via Zoom — just fill out the registration form.

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October 13, 2021


Working hard all the time is a virtue, right? Well, it depends. Venkatesh Rao argues that if you are under strain and great pressure, lowering your standards for a while to buy time and restore your energy may be the smartest thing to do.

On the other hand, Benek Lisefski suggests that lowering the overall quality is not an option as it may easily damage your reputation and clients. However, there may always be other areas where lowering standards is quite OK.

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October 11, 2021


111 freelancers from 11 European countries have already signed up to e-meet Mark McGuinness, Barbora Baronova and Adam Zbiejczuk as speakers at our upcoming free online event titled simply Freelance Friends.

🙋‍♂️ Join us next Tuesday, October 19, from 3 to 8 PM to enjoy the three talks, Q&As, and networking with other friendly freelancers. Just fill out a simple 20-second sign-up form — and you’re in!

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October 8, 2021


Paranoid about the legal aspects of freelancing? Here is a helpful overview of various risks: Avoid these common legal headaches.

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October 7, 2021


Breaking: CreativeLive, one of the best-known websites for creative freelancers known for its 30 Days of Genius series, has been acquired by Fiverr.

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October 7, 2021


Sherlock Holmes is the most famous independent professional of all time. So here’s a fun fact: The fictional detective had a real-life secretary, who answered thousands of fan letters that were pouring into 221b Baker Street, 1843 Magazine reports. For example:

“We couldn’t possibly send a picture of Sherlock Holmes, because that might cause him problems if he were recognised in the street. As a detective, he obviously has to remain anonymous.”

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October 6, 2021


Her First $100K by Tori Dunlap is a hugely popular community, blog and podcast about personal finance for women.

Her claim says it all: “Fighting the patriarchy by making you rich” — If you are interested in financial feminism movement, this is a place to be! 💪

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October 4, 2021


Looking for ways to improve Instagram use to support your freelance business? Karo Wanner’s article I Borrowed James Clear’s Instagram Strategy to Grow My Email Newsletter has some pretty smart ideas.

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September 29, 2021


On October 19, we invite you all to our special free online event, Freelance Friends, as a part of this year’s European Freelancers Week. You will meet three outstanding European freelancers, sharing their stories and business insights:

  • Mark McGuinness is a world-known coach for creative professionals, author of several books, and The 21st Century Creative podcast host. Topic of his talk? Forget the career ladder — start creating assets.
  • Barbora Baronova is an award-winning writer and independent publisher whose books have been acquired by well-known libraries, museums, and collectors worldwide. She will share some hard-earned business lessons that brought her international success while keeping her artistic integrity.
  • Adam Zbiejczuk is one of the best-connected social-media experts in Central Europe. His Czech-Polish roots have helped him search for clients, organize events, and connect people across neighboring but surprisingly different countries and cultures. Let’s hear about his experience with international work in a very localized industry of social media.

Do you want to be part of this, for free, and make friends with us? Fill out the sign-up form, and you’re in!

The event will run on Zoom from 3 to 8 PM (Central European Time, October 19). There will be a Q&A after each talk and a networking session at the end.

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September 28, 2021


Do you know Freelancers Union? If you’re a freelancer, you should. Based in the U.S., they have been the most influential group of freelancing advocates and activists in the world. Any freelancer can join FU for free to benefit from a range of their resources, blog, etc.

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