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We offer freelancers the community, education, benefits and access to jobs they need to succeed.

Campfire Chat: Productivity Tools

As Freelancers, we often wear many hats. Being a solopreneur can feel very lonely but we at The Freelance Association work on the foundation that We are in business for ourselves but not by ourselves. With that in mind, we have put together a list of resources that we...

Remembering Aaron Bramley

There just isn't a good way to start this. The freelance community has lost one of its champions, and TFA, in particular, has lost a guiding force. From Facebook: Aaron died on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 10:15 AM. His death was peaceful, and his family was with...

Branding Your Freelance Business

When you're setting up your new freelance business, should you use your own name or a business name? We all go through this same predicament as we try to decide the best name for our business. Here are some considerations for each option. Reasons to Use Your Own Name...

How to Succeed in the Gig Nation

Freelancer, contractor, solopreneur, entrepreneur, or simply part of the gig nation. However you describe yourself, you’re part of a huge economic and cultural shift. It’s been estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that nearly 1 in 3 derive some income from...

Become a Freelance Writer

There comes a time in every writer's life when she's tired of sitting at a desk working for The Man and she wants to escape to the Land of Freelance, where she can work from home with her cats on her lap and taking naps whenever she wants. Admit it, you've had this...

TFA has been an invaluable resource for me. Through the Jumpstart Program, I’ve been able to reconfigure my business plans and through other resources I’ve made connections with other freelancers and clients. Being a freelancer is so much easier as a member of TFA!

Jackie Dana

Freelance Writer, Watercolor Moon, LLC

I had the technical skills of what I wanted to do but TFA gave me the practical skills for running a business and, more importantly, the courage to stick with it. Running a freelance business is not easy and sometimes I feel like I’m crazy for doing this, but TFA members are friendly faces who have been there before and can help steer me in a better direction.  I finally feel like I can make it as a freelancer!

Regina Imhoff

Austin, Texas

TFA has not only helped me network with amazing like-minded professionals, but it has also helped me realize that freelancing is a great career option instead of feeling the need to have a full-time job. As a member, you have access to many resources, training to make you a better freelancer, job posts, and most importantly, you’re part of a family that helps you succeed. TFA keeps me going as a freelance video producer and helps me be a better business owner.

Jacob Stone

Austin, Texas