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Award-winning independent publisher and literary documentarian Barbora Baronova is our new Star member ⭐ A remarkable writer and professional, her works are treasured by well-known libraries, museums, and collectors around the world.
We have acquired the Freelance.eu domain name from the previous owner in the Netherlands to be used as a domain alias to Freelancing.eu. To his credit, he offered a fair price (not to be disclosed) given our 15-years track report in supporting freelancers 🙏
As freelancers, we often have a head full of ideas—or concerns. And it’s OK, except for when one should be sleeping. Tomas Baranek tackles this common problem in his in-depth life-hacking article on How to Fall Asleep Again When You Wake Up in the Wee Hours of the Morning 💤
Robert Vlach will discuss Financial self-management in the context of freelance business during his second Q&A interview for the ongoing Freelance Business Month this Tuesday. There are still 38 seats left, and you can register for free. Here are the main topics:
European Freelancers Week, the fifth edition of the largest crowdsourced event for freelancers in Europe, starts today. Browse the event schedule or sign the Freelancers Manifesto if you wish to add your voice to the European freelancers’ movement — we are already all-in as partners.
Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change is a smart book about getting new and innovative ideas we all need as freelancers, not to mention creatives. Written by Leonard Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist who co-authored two bestselling books with the late Stephen Hawking, it is well researched, evidence-based, as well as daring.
As a part of ongoing Freelance Business Month, Robert Vlach will be discussing Freelancer’s business negotiations in an online Q&A session this Thursday. There are 50 seats left, you can register for free and submit your questions in advance.
Congrats to Rafael Nadal for winning his 20th Grand Slam title today at Roland Garros 🏆 He’s a true role model as an independent professional and also the sport’s greatest fighter: “Keep going, stay positive,” was his message to the crowd after the match.
Speaking of fighters, this is also a reminder to catch up with Steven Pressfield’s ongoing video series about The Warrior Archetype. It’s surprising how relevant are these ancient histories for our hardships today.
Breaking news: European Freelancers Week (October 16–25) has just released the first 20+ events on their website — while you can still register yours and have it promoted by them all over Europe 📢
The Future of Airbnb seems to be more local and rural, based on short-distance longer-term rentals, according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and The New York Times. Many hosts were upset by their recent refund policy siding with guests, but home rentals now outperform hotels.