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10 Years of Freelance: The Lessons I’ve Learned

Written February 24, 2020 by Maari Casey

It’s been 10 years since I left a traditional job to boldly leap into the freelance/independent working world. Here are my top 3 lessons that I’ve learned along the way and how they frame my life and work.

Featured Freelancer: Ryan Cuthriell

Written February 10, 2020 by Richelle Stewart

Say hello to Ryan Cuthriell, a hybrid art director & designer from Durham, NC. He is the owner of Gusto Design Co., specializing in branding, graphic design, advertising, and web services ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Featured Freelancer: Allie Lochiatto

Written January 24, 2020 by Richelle Stewart

Allie is a Raleigh-based freelancer with 10+ years of experience, ranging from IT consulting to social media management. While working for a consulting firm, Allie started a life and style

Defining Your Ideal Client

Written January 20, 2020 by Richelle Stewart

The freelance path is not a straight line. It’s full of twists, turns, turn-arounds, and even getting a little bit lost at times. Building your ideal client list takes clear goals, setting boundaries (non-negotiables), and knowing when to walk away. It takes work.

What’s Happening At Uncompany: an End of the Year Update.

Written December 27, 2019 by Maari Casey

An End of the Year Update and a Look Into What’s Coming in 2020.

Featured Freelancer: Gwynne Barry

Written December 17, 2019 by Maari Casey

Gwynne Barry is the Owner and Managing Director at Practical Supply Co. where she specializes in crafting strategic marketing solutions to achieve business objectives and accelerate growth. She is also December’s Featured Freelancer!

Featured Partner: Chad Collins (CPA)

Written November 27, 2019 by Maari Casey

A CPA is 100 percent necessary to legitimizing your freelance business and making sure you are up to speed on all things finance. We couldn’t run Uncompany without the help from our very own CPA Chad Collins.

Featured Freelancer: Adam Pyburn

Written November 25, 2019 by Maari Casey

Adam Pyburn is a Durham-based 2D & 3D motion designer with a background in video production and graphic design. We are proud to have him in our network.

Building + Finding A Freelance Tribe

Written November 14, 2019 by Maari Casey

As a freelancer, our tribe is most important. We do better with people and community around us. Your tribe should be full of people who you feel can see you at your most authentic, most messy, and most jerk-ass-ed-ness and still stick around.

Featured Partner: WAGER

Written October 21, 2019 by Maari Casey

Hear from Cynthia Carson: Founder & CEO of WAGER who is narrowing the wage and information gap by pairing professionals to have open and transparent compensation conversations.