Welcome! The Freelance Collective has arrived. We’re a brand new concept in Australia – the first database of its kind that’s launched at a time when digital technology and changing approaches to the concept of work has resulted in a huge rise in the number of freelancers hitting the market. We launched early July, 2015.

This is the only dedicated home for all creative Australian freelance talent to list their skills online and get found by clients. For the price of two takeaway coffees a month, you can tell your story and watch as the new business enquiries roll in.

The Freelance Collective will be made up of Australia’s best creative freelancers across 23 categories. You know – creative types like bloggers, journalists, videographers, web developers, graphic designers, copywriters, editors, creative directors, film makers, animators, public relations and more. But someone has to go first – so please, create your profile and show your support for this freelance industry-changing initiative.

The Freelance Collective has been launched by a small group of Australian creative freelancers who saw the need for a comprehensive database of quality freelance talent for clients to browse. Here, freelancers can share their story, find collaborations and learn more about this constantly growing sector of the workforce has evolved.

Freelancers can jump on and create their own profile page in 15 minutes, and be inspired by the best freelance talent in the country with blogs, tips and advice from fellow freelancers.  Profile holders are also able to log back in and update their profile whenever they like – adding videos, samples of their work, adding to their professional story or updating their headshot.

The launch of The Freelance Collective coincides with 2015 being dubbed The Year of the Freelancer after expert predictions that Australian businesses will be made up of broader and more geographically-spread teams in the future.

Meanwhile, a national snapshot of employer hiring intentions for 2015 released this year found a big shift toward hiring freelancers and white-collar project workers, as opposed to full-time equivalent staff. As we all know, freelancers also bring specialist skills without the large overheads.

And according to the Working Trends 2015 research, which was conducted by Expert360, freelancers leaving full-time work to chase lucrative short-term professional contracts are on average earning up to 275% more than they were as when they were employed full-time.

We understand that while we all might find that our work ebbs and flows over the course of the year, actually landing work as a quality Australian freelancer isn’t a problem. After all, the sheer number of projects being farmed out to freelancers these days is unsurmountable. But opening up your services to clients you hadn’t even considered might need your services – and being able to be found by clients across the country and from around the globe opens up a world of new possibilities.

Sign up for your own profile today and get found.

Got a question? Get in touch at support@thefreelancecollective.com.au

Nina Hendy

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