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November 8, 2021


Unlike with photographs, acquiring rights and permissions for audio tracks (jingles, intros, songs, etc.) can be quite a hassle. One of the good’n’cheap sources for freelances out there is AudioJungle microstock. Check it out.

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November 5, 2021


281 tips on How to Write Better — that’s a kind of a definitive guide for any freelance writer, put together by Matt Rudnitsky. Some examples:

  • Look for stories first, ideas later. Good storytelling beats good ideas.
  • Grammar is a tool, not a rule.
  • Don’t edit while you write. You can’t create and analyze at the same time.
  • 20 minutes of focused writing beats hours of distracted “writing.”
  • Don’t rely on inspiration to write. Create a unique writing habit that guarantees you write regularly.
  • Before you write, get in a good mood.
  • For long-term success, you need to build and own an asset. For most writers, this is an email list.

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November 4, 2021


Matthew McConaughey as a hustling freelance gold prospector? You need to watch the Gold movie, if only to see your freelancing troubles light as a feather. Anyway, what a flawless acting performance!

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November 2, 2021


With remote work booming, digital nomads are taking over Europe. One of the latest examples is Remote Haven — a co-living project at a 5-star Savoy’s hotel on Portuguese Madeira island. It has hosted over 150 nomads so far, many of them freelancers.

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November 1, 2021


“As freelancers, we work on our own. As humans, we get sick,” writes Suzanne Boles in her article on How to Get Sick as a Freelancer Without Losing Work. She quotes several experienced freelancers and their strategies to deal with sick days.

Mostly, they stick to being their own boss: “I rarely tell a client I’m sick. I feel that as a freelancer, my time is my own to manage.”

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October 29, 2021


Are you a playful copywriter, poet or another wordsmith? There’s a social media platform for that! Poetizer is a new social network for poets. As they say:

“Here everyone is a poet. Be part of Poetizer’s growing community to get your daily dose of inspiration and creativity.”

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October 27, 2021


Would you work for free… ahem, exposure? For Exposure is a Twitter account curated by artist/author Ryan Estrada, who documents outrageous inquiries and offers of spec work — i.e. work for free, exposure, pocket money or other rewards of doubtful value, including scam.

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October 26, 2021


Newly released: If you are interested in European freelancing, you have to watch this! The 42-minute data-based talk European Freelancers & Where to Find Them corrects 4 common misconceptions about freelance work, and offers realistic insights into the European freelance economy, as well as useful guidelines for freelancers and those who hire them.

About the event: WebExpo is one of the best-established web industry conferences in Europe. Since 2008, it has been connecting outstanding global experts with a knowledgeable audience of IT professionals, from developers to designers and online marketers. Set in Prague as well as online, and run by web enthusiasts led by the amazing Sarka Strossova, the event has a unique atmosphere, unlike any other conference we know. It brings the best minds from the European web industry to the rest of the world and vice versa. Make sure to follow them and consider joining in next time.

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October 21, 2021


Do you feel stuck in your career? Creative coach Mark McGuinness has great business advice for that: Forget the career ladder. Start creating assets. Honestly, it is an outstanding strategy for anyone involved in the booming creator economy.

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October 19, 2021


312 freelancers from 37 countries have signed up for our today’s Freelance Friends online event so far!

Many of them are based outside Europe: 44 in USA, 11 in Canada, 5 in Australia, and there is also New Zealand, UAE, Brazil, Chile, South Africa or Singapore.

If you want to join us today from 3 to 8 PM (CET), fill out our last-minute sign-up form.

With this event, we’re going global 🌍

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