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August 24

CALL MY AGENT!

The French TV series Call My Agent! — about agents who represent actors — delivers perhaps the most entertaining depiction of independent professionals working in the movie industry. A comedy-drama jewel (rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes) is available worldwide on Netflix 🎬

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August 20

LIFESPAN

Lifespan by David Sinclair (a professor of genetics at Harvard) is the most thought-provoking recent book on health and aging. If you’re like most freelancers and staying healthy is your top priority, read it. You may extend your healthspan quite a bit 🧬

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August 19

THE WARRIOR ARCHETYPE

This is BIG: Steven Pressfield, the world-famous author of Gates of Fire and The War of Art, one of the best books for creatives ever, has launched a new video series The Warrior Archetype ⚔ There will be up to 50 episodes, aired on Mondays and Thursdays.

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August 18

TED.COM BUSINESS ADVICE FOR FREELANCERS

Underpaid and overworked as a freelancer? Freelancing vet Soness Stevens (based in Kanagawa, Japan) debunks the myths that could be preventing you from earning — and knowing — your full professional value. The article 5 myths that keep freelancers from getting paid what they’re really worth was published by TED.com and based on her TEDx talk How to know, ask, and get paid what you’re worth available on YouTube 💡

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August 17

EUROPEAN FREELANCERS MOVEMENT

How many European freelancers are there? It depends on how you define a freelancer, naturally. However, the European Freelancers Movement gives a conservative estimate of 11 million (or 5 % of European workforce). Read more on what they do and the annual Freelancers Week international event.

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August 14

HOW CAN I BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

Few people would expect The Economist to advise its readers on personal productivity, but they did so once, and it’s worth reading — just like the magazine itself: How can I be more productive? (enter your email to pass their paywall)

Here’s an outline of the author’s advice: 1. Put your long-term self in charge, 2. Remember Pareto, 3. Copy other people’s hard work, 4. Understand the true cost of distractions, 5. Use work to avoid work, 6. Find a job you actually want to do.

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August 11

TOBIAS VAN SCHNEIDER

Well-respected European designer Tobias van Schneider shares An ancient, long-forgotten trick for doing good work: “Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.”

His website is packed with quality content for creatives as well as other freelancers. There’s a blog, newsletter, even book on How to Move to NYC or mixtapes for creatives — all and all, one of the best freelancer’s websites out there.

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August 6

10 YEARS OF FREELANCE COPYWRITING

10 things I’ve learned in 10 years of freelance copywriting is a great realistic summary by Joe Coleman, who concludes: “Once you’ve established yourself, I’m convinced freelancing is better than working full-time for an agency on every level. The pay is better. The variety is better. The work/life balance is better. The work you produce is better.“

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August 4

FREELANCE MASTERCLASSES

Freelance Masterclasses is a new series of free online events hosted by the founder of Belgium’s Freelance Business Community, Elina Jutelyte. Her first guests are Robert Vlach (Aug 13), Elaine Pofeldt (Aug 20) and Tom Hirst (Aug 27) 🚀

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July 30

JESSICA’S CLIENT EMAIL HELPER

Jessica’s Client Email Helper is an ingenious tool for creators, who receive many offers of spec work and poorly paid gigs. The guide was created by a lettering artist and author Jessica Hische to help you say NO to free and low-budget work.

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