To address the interest of the Freelancers,
we launched 4 free sectoral events to give them an opportunity to learn and increase their network. Two of the events were mentioned above, two more are coming and they are: Freelance Business for Creatives
(23-24 August) and Freelance Business for Software Developers
In addition to the bigger events, we run smaller masterclasses
on specific topics: investments for freelancers, pricing, and contract negotiations. These masterclass materials are free to rewatch to anyone interested.
Apart from that, we are proud about our special ongoing freelancers campaign - Freelance Gurus
, started last year. Through it, we share the lives and voices of freelancers on our social media to provide more visibility to them.
Our Instagram account
will run a special Freelancer Take-over programme, where anyone can have an opportunity to host the account for a day and share their freelancing story.
We equally give opportunity for experienced and starting freelancers to try their public speaking skills and talk about what matters to them during our events. Our call for speakers is constantly open
and we try to accommodate each submission to a respective event. We also support and train freelancers to deliver a great presentation.
We have also sponsored the University of Toronto Freelancers Global Research
lead by Jonathan Younger
, Professor Gerald C. Cupchik and the team of researchers at the University to study the attributes of successful freelancers. We are excited and can't wait to get the results of this study, which will be presented to our community.
As a result of the Freelance Business Month
last year we are producing our first Freelance Business Book
, an accumulation of all the insights that we gathered during 80+ sessions.
The book will be available for free to anyone who wishes to borrow the wisdom of the greatest minds in the Freelance economy. We had 15 book authors, 6 TED and TEDx speakers, 2 representatives of Forbes and many more excellent C-level professionals joining our Freelance Business Month. The value of the information in this book will be unprecedented! This is a mega-exciting project and we can't wait to see it live.
If you are an organisation that is looking into promoting your business to the freelance community, the book will have branding options and is aimed to be released in Q3.