There's no shortage of services out there to help freelancers do their job, from creative software to invoicing tools. But what about building a community? Arguably one of the most useful (but often overlooked) aspects of freelancing, networking with other creatives can be tricky in the digital age. But a new, free online community is here to help.
Freelance Fam lets you connect with experienced freelancers for free guidance and feedback, helping budding designers grow their freelance web design business. From hands-on personalised support to exclusive resources such as webinars, it could prove an invaluable tool for creative freelancers – particularly those who are just starting out.
Getting started as a freelancer can be daunting, but Freelance Fam is designed to give you a real shot. The brainchild of self-taught web designer Kyle Prinsloo, the community offers personalised freelance support, including 1-on-1 help from Kyle himself, site feedback, weekly community Zoom calls and access to the Freelance Fam Discord channel. And best of all, it's free.
Whether you're looking to give your existing freelance business a shot in the arm, or you haven't even tried a web design platform yet, Freelance Fam could offer the sense of community you need to move things up a gear.
“Communities can teach you things like how to price your services, how to get clients, how to differentiate yourself and how to think about hiring people,” Kyle recently told Wix Studio. “Freelancing requires building a brand, doing SEO, cold calling and advertising—things that require constant feedback loops and learning.” To start building your freelance community, head to Freelance Fam.