About The Freelance Collective:
Growing numbers of Australians are leaving their day jobs to freelance, which gives them the professional freedom to carve out their own definition of work.
But freelancers can feel disconnected, and crave a supportive community. They’re also too busy handling projects to market their freelance business or find ways to increase their online visibility. Or form relationships with other freelancers. This platform solves both of these problems.
And sometimes, we need another equally experienced freelancer to collaborate with when handling bigger projects, or to refer your trusted client to someone within your network that you trust.
Meanwhile, tracking down the right freelance talent is like finding a needle in a haystack for clients.
So, we build The Freelance Collective – a community of top Australian creative freelancers. Talented freelancers join to get found by clients across the country. And no freelancer is left out because they’re not based in Sydney or Melbourne for networking or meet-ups – freelancers here can take advantage of membership benefits, because they’re all delivered online.
Clients love that other talented freelancers have vetted the talent that applies for their own profile page to make sure they’re outstanding talent with real runs on the boards, and based in Australia. Clients come to search this talent database when they’re in the market for a freelancer. No registration, no hoops and completely free.
We’re also a community, so you can connect with like-minded freelancers to seek advice in a trusting environment. And there’s discounts to relevant services, advice, job sharing and support here, always.
Who’s behind The Freelance Collective?
The Freelance Collective is an Australian concept, build by top local creative freelancers. Like most good freelancers, we often get asked for recommendations for freelancers in related fields, so, we’ve built a collective for like-minded freelance creatives to promote their skills and share opportunities, helping them generate more work leads.
As someone new to freelancing and working predominantly from the isolation of a home office, I have appreciated having a group of like-minded peers to ask questions of, share experiences, and learn the ropes from some of the most talented freelancers in the business.
The Freelance Collective is fantastic. When businesses need a specialist, freelancers are the way to go. Aside from working with many of the freelancers in this awesome professional collective, the advice, feedback and support is invaluable. From jobs to talent to advice, I love The Freelance Collective.
The Freelance Collective have been a huge support in my work. Not only because I get a advice from a range of different perspectives, but because we give each other great work opportunities by knowing eachothers’ skills and build each other up rather than seeing each other as competitors. I would recommend the platform to any creative freelancer.
Thanks to The Freelance Collective help is never far away! Working as an Australian freelancer I once felt so isolated, but now, my membership is my lifeline. I’ve developed client relationships, discovered resources for business, enjoyed the never-ending support from members, and now have a collection of complementary creative freelancers from all over Australia to work with.
The Freelance Collective gave me the opportunity to promote my services, enjoy support from more experienced writers and get a peek at the common issues – along with their solutions. It has something to offer everyone – new freelancers, the old hands, and the businesses that want quality Australian freelancers to work with.
Freelancing is a powerful way of being able to work – but it does take a certain person to successfully lead a freelance life. A key aspect of making it work well is having a great network to support you. We all need to be able to bounce ideas off other people, to ask questions and brainstorm as well as being able to find out who’s suitable for a job that can’t be performed personally or to ask for assistance in finding new contacts and hustling for new business. In a company – this usually comes easily, but it’s certainly trickier for a freelancer. This is where The Freelance Collective comes in. I highly recommend the platform to all committed freelancers. It’s informative, inspiring and hugely supportive.
I started freelancing as a Virtual Assistant in July 2017 and The Freelance Collective is one of a handful of websites that I came across whilst looking for channels to promote my services. Once looking through the calibre of talent within the group it was a no brainer for me to join and become a member of the community and I’m extremely glad I did. Not only has The Freelance Collective helped me source work, but I’ve also gained some great advice about freelancing, and have also hired some fellow freelancers for help to grow my own freelance business.