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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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September 24, 2021


Steven Pressfield has a great trick to get your work going when you’re stuck. Just start with: “And the bad version is …“ — to take the pressure off. You’re welcome!

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September 22, 2021


Robert Vlach lectured on European Freelancers and Where to Find Them yesterday at Webexpo in Prague. The talk also highlighted our ever-growing list of European freelance platforms.

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September 20, 2021


YouTube is launching its first-ever podcast! Entitled The Upload: The Rise of the Creator Economy, it will highlight people working in the so-called creator economy — a huge trend among freelancers and the media industry.

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September 17, 2021


Loom video messaging for work is one of the most popular apps among our freelance peers in the online post-covid era. It allows you to capture commented videos and share them instantly with your clients or colleagues. The free Starter version is good enough, while the paid Business plan is $8/month. Loom is great, you have to try it out.

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September 16, 2021


Freelance Business Month, Europe’s finest (and longest) event for freelancers, begins on October 1 and has just released its program packed with great guests. As of now, you can still register for free.

Note: We proudly support the event and its founder Elina Jutelyte, who is a guarantee of quality.

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