Raise your hand and wave hello to the Freelance Forum! This global Invoice2go, a Bill.com company-sponsored group and education center is the ideal place for new and established freelancers to improve their business skills and win more work.
Because, sure, working from home and never having to wear pants is great. But wouldn’t it even better you’re also learning, making more $$$, and hanging out with some cool online freelancer friends that share actionable tips and a good laugh? We definitely think so.
With the 67 months that made up 2020, anxieties about work have reached the stratosphere (not to mention concerns about health, family, and pretty much everything else). It can be hard to focus and dream about building your mini empire when the world feels like it’s been flipped on its oversized head.
We’ve got you. *Cue motivational music*
This community is here to help you take control. Why wait and fight over project scraps when you can sit down at your computer cocky AF because you have customers begging for your time. Because both other small businesses and Fortune 500 companies need your skills big time.
If you’re willing to learn and can push through a little discomfort, you can play as big of a game (and build as big of a business) as you want.
Join the Freelance Forum
Here are 3 things you need to know about the Freelance Forum:
1. It’s an inclusive community for creative professionals.
This one is for all freelancers or anyone who dreams of running away from the 9 to 5. If you’ve been laid off, dragged through the mud – or both – this is your haven to exhale, dust yourself off, and get back on your feet.
Starting and running your own business or side gig is never easy. So whether you’re freelancing by choice or necessity, you’re already brave by willing to take your destiny into your hands. You’re also not alone. Around 50% of the US workforce now works freelance. As traditional employment seems less appealing and stable, why wouldn’t you break free?
Support and mentorship are two of the most essential elements of success. This non-judgemental community is here to cheer you on and help you through the times you get stuck. Any successful ‘self-made’ person out there – without exception – had help from others. The Freelance Forum is your place to get some of this indispensable contributor to success.
Also, even if you’re incredible at your skill, you need to learn how to run a business. You’re now the big-time CEO running marketing, finance, design, and everything else. It sounds great, but before you can lean back in your plush chair and fan yourself with bundles of dead presidents, there’s a learning curve and a ton of work to do. We’re here to help you through this exciting and nerve-wracking time.
2. Each month, industry leaders will share their top tips.
Our content is free to members and the quality is top-notch. We’re fortunate to be able to bring in industry leaders from around the world each month to inspire you and pull back the curtain to see what it really takes to succeed.
We’re kicking off the Freelance Forum with micro-lessons from Penny Locaso. This TEDx speaker, educator, acclaimed author, and one of Australia’s most influential entrepreneurs will share how to master your mindset for greater happiness and productivity.
Next, we’re bringing in leading branding expert Nakita Pope to help you establish and build your personal and business brand. You may not have thought too much about your unique brand, but it’s now more important than ever. Nakita will show you how to create an identity that resonates with your target audience and helps you grow with fewer doubts and frustrations.
We have even more exciting guests that we can’t wait to announce at the beginning of 2021.
3. Join and you’ll gain a wealth of free resources regularly coming your way.
Beyond bringing in world-class speakers and teachers, we’re also creating a wealth of original materials to help you find your north star as a freelancer. We’ve already created articles to help improve client communication, wrangle time management, and get paid what you deserve. Combining expert research and our own experiences as freelancers, we want to share quality tips so that you’ll have a smoother ride.
We also know how important it is to stay on top of your mental health. We’re currently putting together a series that will help you manage anxiety even when there is so much uncertainty in the world. We know this information can’t come soon enough and we can’t wait to share it with you.
All of this is only the beginning. There will be contests, prizes, opportunities to interview for Invoice2go features, and so much more.
So jump in, get to know us, and get ready. You have the freedom to dream, the freedom to create, and the freedom to learn. Join us inside the Freelance Forum.