Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about The Freelancer Club is here! From becoming a member and accessing freelance jobs to accessing all our benefits and cancelling (but WHY!) plus everything in between.

Free Membership is, well, free. You can join the club and create a basic profile, add up to eight images, post one image to the Latest Projects page, apply to test shoots on the jobs board and access certain discounts.

Pro Membership is billed monthly at £11.99 or bi annually at £41.94. The bi annual option comes with a big saving that equates to only £6.99 per month saving 30%. Pro Members rank higher on the Freelance Directory, can add unlimited images to their profile, promote work on the Latest Projects page, create portfolio galleries, apply to unlimited jobs on the jobs board, access all discounts, download legal documents and receive priority at events. Click here to see our comparison page.

Occasionally members wish to cancel when they apply to jobs but don't hear back. Some members pick up work immediately, others require more time. Before giving up, drop us a line and we'll take a look at where you might be going wrong with a free consultation.

Should you be adament that you wish to cancel your membership, your account will be demoted from a Pro Member to a Free Member on the final day of your term.

To cancel your membership, follow the steps in the settings area and then click the cancel button. Please be aware that by cancelling your Pro Membership you will lose all messages related to jobs and images that you have uploaded to the site related to the Pro Membership allowance. You will also lose all Pro Member privileges such as the ability to apply to jobs, download documents and access to discounts.

You can also cancel your 7 day trial at no charge so long as you do so within the 7 day period. You must cancel on the site.
To update your Credit Card details, click My Profile - Settings - Update Card Details. Click here to go straight to the page.
It's rare but from time to time members wish to remove their profile completely from the site when they change job or leave the country.

If you have a Free Membership that you wish to completely remove from the site, you can do so by emailing us with a request for your profile to be deleted. If you are a Pro Member, you must cancel your membership first and then email us with a request to take down your Profile. Bear in mind you will lose all benefits, content and exposure should you choose to remove your profile completely.
Profile Image

Make sure your Profile image is clear and inviting. We suggest using a picture of yourself or your logo to build the trust between you and the viewer but using a portfolio image is perfectly acceptable. The Profile image can adapt to any dimension but a square image tends to work best. Keep the image to under 1mb in size and in .jpg or .png format.

Your Details

The more information you provide, the more likely you are to get the job. Why? Because employers will have many applicants to choose from and they don't want to scramble around for your details. Make sure you include your social media links too so others can connect and keep in touch. Another tip is to add in your skill set as this will make you more 'searchable'. Keep the Mini Bio short and sweet. This is an opportunity to tell the world about your experience, so name drop and BIG UP YOURSELF!

Your Portfolio

"Quality over quantity". Particularly when you're starting out as a freelancer there is a temptation to include every image you've ever worked on - DONT!. Employers much prefer to see quality images over repetitious shots. Diversity in you portfolio can show your range and increase the chances of landing different types of jobs whilst showing your identity has many advantages. If you're a Pro Member, categorise your portfolio with gaslleries. CLick on YOUR PROFILE - MANAGE PORTFOLIOS and then on Add a Portfolio.
Applying for jobs couldn't be easier. Once you're happy with your Profile, visit SEARCH JOBS under the JOBS menu and search for positions that you'd like to apply for. Use the search filter to choose location, job type and any key words you'd like to include.

When you've found a job that you'd like to apply for click on the APPLY button and SEND QUOTE. Add a message, a quote and choose which portfolio you'd like to send them. That's it! The employer will receive a notification to say that you've applied and will decide if you're the right freelancer for the job.
When an employer receives an application to a job, they can choose to mark you as unsuccessful, shortlist you or give you the job. When the employer chooses one of these options, you'll be notified via email. When you land a job you'll receive the employers contact details. If you get the job, the employer will be prompted to message you with the details.
One of the best features on The Freelancer Club is the ability to promote your Profile. When an employer or another freelancer is looking for a freelancer they will typically use our Find a Freelancer feature. This allows the viewer to search for freelancers by location, skill or discipline. When they run a search, the list of applicable Profiles will appear in a certain order. The order of the Profiles is calculated by a number of factors based on whether the Profile is a Pro or Free Member, if the Profile has been award a TFC APPROVED badge, how active the Profile is and how many likes the Profile has received. Here's the order from top to bottom:

• A Pro Member with a TFC APPROVED badge with the most LIKES

• A Pro Member with the most LIKES

• A Free Member with the most LIKES

To promote your Profile and get to the top of the rankings, you must have a hot portfolio, promote your images to others to gain more LIKES (use the social media share buttons) and be award the TFC APPROVED badge.
To check your messages, click on the envelope icon at the top of the site. If you have new messages, the icon will show a number. Once you've clicked into your messages, you will see your inbox on the left hand side. Simply click on the message you wish to read and you will see the whole message. You can reply here too.

To delete a message, check the box beside the message on the left and choose the LIST icon above the inbox then click DELETE.

To send a group message, choose COMPOSE (a new message) then type the name of the person you'd like to message and click their name when it appears on the list. You can add up to 8 people in a group message and they will all be able to see the conversion and reply to the group (a great way to collaborate).
Aside from using the Social Media share buttons on each image page, to promote your Portfolio you must allow your work to appear on the Image Wall when you first upload it. The Image Wall is a shop window for freelancers to promote their work. We actively promote the Image Wall to the best publications, brands and advertisers around the world to help you gain exposure and potentially get published or sell your work. By agreeing to add your work to the Image Wall, you are allowing others (magazines, employers, brands) to view your image and potentially use it for their project. Fear not - it's not a free for all and it's against regulations (and copyright law) for them to simply take the image. They must first contact you to discuss where they plan on using it and whether they are willing to pay you for the image.
Good question, glad you asked. Finding Freelancers is easy. Click on Find a Freelancer menu option and run a search. Click on the Profiles you like and send them a message. If you're a bit shy, you can always LIKE their work by clicking on one of their images and pressing the LIKE button (the heart icon) below the pic. If you'd like to say something about the image, leave a COMMENT (try to be nice!).
To find a specific Freelancer, you can post a job or test shoot and let them come to you! Posting a job is fast, free and effective. Go to the JOBS menu option and choose POST A JOB (or click POST A JOB on the top right hand button on any screen). Fill in the job specifics and be as detailed as possible (do not include an email address or telephone number as these will be excluded). The more information you include, the more likely you are to find the right candidate. Choose if it's a Test Shoot (collaborative), Unpaid (Internship or Work Experience) or a Paid Job. We always recommend including a budget, no matter how small, as it will improve your chances of finding the perfect candidate and increase the chances of them showing up! We DO NOT post jobs that are Unpaid for commercial gain - check our our Twitter campaign #NOFREEWORK.
Once you've posted a job, next you must choose your favourite. Log in and, under the JOBS menu item, choose MY LISTINGS. In here, you can manage all your job posts. Choose the job post you'd like to manage and click DETAILS. Here you'll see how many applicants have applied. To manage them click MANAGE JOB (the green button on the right). Now, you'll see all the applicants who have applied for your job. You can look at their portfolio and bio then choose if you'd like to Shortlist them, mark them as Unsuccessful or give the Job. Always follow up successful candidates with a message about the job and provide them with the details. A really cool feature is Separate Group Messaging (stay with me!) so if you have a Shortlist and you'd like more info from all your Shortlisted candidate, you can send the same message to the entire list. The beauty is that they will receive the information without seeing the others in the message and reply back as an individual message (like BCC in an email). You can also Group Message so everyone is involved, but we'll get to that later.
Legal Documents is an amazing resource for all your contracts, and agreements that you'll need. Choose the document you'd like and hit DOWNLOAD. It will automatically download to your computer and away you go! You can edit the templates using the tips we've provided. Please note that Legal Documents are for Pro Members only.
The Discounts directory has tons of discounts for brands that freelancers use all the time. Discounts are found under the RESOURCES menu.

Choose the Category you'd like discounts on and you'll see a variety of businesses and brands at your disposal. Click on the button to reveal the discount and start saving.
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