This week, the founder of The Freelancer Club, Matt Dowling, was invited to join a panel of industry leaders to discuss the merits of new legislation with Catherine McKinnell MP in Parliament. The roundtable raised many interesting questions surrounding the issue of unpaid freelance work and the rights of freelancers.
As the UK is left picking up the pieces in the wake of the referendum decision to leave the EU - the question on everyone's lips is what does that mean for me and what will this mean for the freelancing sector?
We set up The Freelancer Club with the sole objective to support freelancers. We looked at all the areas that we would have liked help with when we were freelancing and we made a list. We were also very conscious that freelancers don't have huge budgets so we decided to offer a number of services for free and keep the costs down for those who wanted more with pro membership. To see whether pro membership is right for you. here's a quick run down of the benefits.
THE FREELANCER CLUB Are you a freelancer looking to find new paid work, develop your business skills and make more contacts? It might be time to join The Freelancer Club. Over the past year alone we have helped over 15,000 freelancers do all these things and facilitated more than 100,000 paid freelance jobs. Try us out for free and claim your 7 day Pro Membership trial.
The humble freelancer walks the earth alone, scrounging for work and fending off competitors. The freelancer fights for every inch, spots opportunities from great distances and staunchly protects the people, knowledge and possessions obtained over time. Our instincts are to covet and keep secret in order to survive the freelance industry but is this approach the best course of action to build a freelance business?
Back in August Jeremy Corbyn announced his commitment to businesses and enterprise with a 'Better Business' plan which was promoted on the new 'Corbyn for business' website. It includes a set of policies that are aimed to improve the overall economic environment for entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprises that want to innovate for the public good.
You guys have been so inspiring! The Image wall is looking amazing, so much talent there and your portfolios are consistently impressing us. Monday's #tfchour was our best yet, absolutely incredible, seeing you all work together like that made us feel warm and fuzzy inside and we want more of it! For a little bit of motivation we have come up with a fantastic competition for you all to club together, build your portfolio, make contacts and win 6 Months Pro Membership!
Happy New Year to one and all! We hope that 2015 is the year that defines you. We've taken stock, looked at the data and predicted what freelancers can expect in 2015. Here's our finding...