Freelancing Females

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Project Ends on January 1, 2019

Project Description

Freelancing Females is a global community of over 13,000 freelancers redefining 9-5.

Freelancing Females was founded in 2017 by Tia Meyers, a freelance Social Media Consultant, after not getting paid for her work. When she realized there was no community or safe space dedicated to supporting women in her situation, she made up her mind to create one. Freelancing Females (FF) started as a Facebook group with a few friends and quickly grew into a global community powered by diverse women from a variety of disciplines. Since its launch just over a year ago, membership has grown to more than 13,000 active participants with over 100 membership requests daily.

Motivated to create long lasting relationships and bring members together FF started hosting small meetups in early 2018. To date, events have been held in NYC, London, LA, SF, Chicago, and Austin with an average of 50 women at each event.

Looking forward, Freelancing Females will host more events while adding new digital content, mentorship opportunities, and an official jobs board with the goal of supporting members as they continue to cultivate their true passions.

A Freelancing Female is a woman motivated to be a resource and inspiration to others, who believes in fostering a bright culture where each individual has ample resources available to cultivate her own success.

Freelancing Females is a growing community and we want to build on our momentum! There is so much we want to offer our members, and with your support, we can make it happen. The money raised for Freelancing Females will allow us to:

  • Build a website platform that will act as a directory of freelancers, host vetted jobs, and resources
  • Host a weekly newsletter to our growing list of over 10,000 members
  • Bring on key hires and pay them what they’re worth
  • Enrich our community engagement opportunities, as well as expand to new cities around the world

Freelancing Females was created to provide a space where fellow freelancing women can connect, share, and grow.

Our founder, Tia, has been self-funding Freelancing Females for the past year and a half. While the community was initially entirely online, we’ve worked to put together experiences and events in our major FF cities, giving our members the opportunity to meet IRL. The only way Freelancing Females can continue to provide these experiences, maintain the group and add more resources is to grow into a website and team. For that, we need your help.

Our mission is to support women on their journey of redefining their 9-5 by building resources, sharing vetted jobs, and offering mentorship and community. By going freelance, our multifaceted women get to diversify their skills and work on projects where they can be their best while learning and growing at the same time. This is the power of Freelancing Females.

57.3 million people freelanced in 2017, and of that number 26.9 million were women. We are less than a decade away from freelancers being the majority of the workforce. 

The freelance workforce is on the rise and going mobile. Many freelancers are moving away from their native cities to find a cheaper cost of living, making it hard to find safe and supportive communities. Freelancing Females learned this first-hand and branched out from its home base of New York City and launched chapters in cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, and Boston.

Freelancing Females was instrumental in the launch of the Self-Esteem Rising campaign. We found an  incredible team of women with various skills and talents. Every type of creative came from the Freelancing Females community to help build a successful campaign.

- Self Esteem Rising Team

Because of this group, I've been able to build my business, expand my client base, and improve my skills more than I ever thought possible. 

-Amrit Khalsa

I highly recommend FF to access a savvy, talented, and trustworthy group of women ready to work and support each other’s success! Last year after reviewing over a hundred applications from sites like Upwork and Guru, I turned to FF. I quickly found my match — together we developed the Thoughtful Human logo, fonts, and over 100 SKUs. 

-Ali O'Grady, Thoughtful Human

I found a fantastic and FUN 2 month gig here that got me a great piece for my book and allowed me to make some invaluable professional connections. 

- Clancy Fink

The range of expertise and willingness of the women on here to share advice has been invaluable to me. After posting about the difficulty I was having collecting from a non-paying client, I received dozens of helpful tips and responses. That day, I reached out to the client and implemented some of the suggestions, and received confirmation of payment the very next day. I also used the group to hire someone for help with my own website, and she did a great job. The solidarity of FF has also been fantastic. As women, we have unique challenges in the workplace and in running our own businesses, and it's nice to be able to find support from others who know exactly what we face day-to-day.

- Jill Overmeyer

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where in the world are you?

We are based in New York but our freelancers span across the world from the US to Berlin to London and beyond. Our top cities are New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin & Boston. 

 

Gina Budak
12/11/2018
iPhone Wallpaper
$10
Julia Kirsch
12/11/2018
Tote Bag, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper
$29
Catherine
12/10/2018
Freelance 101 Webinars
$100
12/10/2018
Monetary Contribution
$25
12/10/2018
Monetary Contribution
$1
Justine
12/08/2018
Monetary Contribution
$500
Jordan Zimmerman
12/08/2018
Silk Coffee Bandana,Playlist & Wallpaper
$50
Kosi Harris
12/07/2018
iPhone Wallpaper
$10
12/07/2018
iPhone Wallpaper
$10
Alice Amy Tam
12/07/2018
Monetary Contribution
$5
Monetary Contribution

Whatever you're able to give, we'd be so grateful. Your contribution will help us provide freelance women with more tools, resources and experiences to build thriving businesses.

64 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Instagram Story Feature

Get an Insta-Story shoutout on our page @freelancingfemales with 7K followers! We will feature your image, tag you and your business and 3 questions about you in a Friday Feature. Will email you to book a date.

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$10
iPhone Wallpaper

Inspire yourself every time you see your phone screen, with a special edition haiku written by premier freelance poet Lisa Ann Markuson of The Haiku Guys + Gals. Download this poetic wallpaper and let the muses brighten your notifications and beyond. Designed by Lindsayscholz.com

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16 Supporters
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$15
Spotify Playlist

You will receive a link to 2 spotify playlists curated by Freelancing Females.

Playlist 1- In The Mode for when you're working.
Playlist 2- Self Care when you need that extra moment. 

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14 Supporters
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$29
Tote Bag, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper

Grab yourself a red We Are Freelancing Females tote bag and receive a Spotify playlist & iPhone wallpaper. 

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21 Supporters
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$39
Silk Coffee Bandana,Playlist & Wallpaper

While you're sipping on coffee, wear this neckerchief bandana for a fun little pop to your day or add it as decor to your bag. You'll also receive a Spotify playlist & phone wallpaper.

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7 Supporters
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$125
Freelance Directory Spot on FF Website

Take $25 off a year directory spot before we launch the FF website. You and your work will have a chance to be exposed to our community, potential clients and collaborators. 

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6 Supporters
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$212
New York Events Pass

Exclusive offer. Get a head start and grab your pass to all 2019 events in New York with FF. Includes work sessions, workshops and networking events. Average of 2-3 events/month. 

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1 Supporter
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$1,500
Sponsored Newsletter

Have a product, service, or announcement that our 10,000 subscribers will love to learn about? Snag a sponsored newsletter- Includes brand logo and link, paired with either a sponsored recommendation or dedicated section in our upcoming newsletter.

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1 Supporter
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$2,897
Social Media Strategy by Tia

A social media strategy will first be kicked-off with an in-person discovery meeting between Client and Tia. This meeting will consist of strategic questions to learn more about direction and looking toward the future. Once the meeting is finished, Tia will create a Social Media Strategy delivered via pdf and documents within 3 weeks of date of meeting that will include:

• Brand and brand voice guideline for social
• Social objective & social approach
• Look and feel of social provided through example grid layout
• 8 Content Examples
• Social Content posting times/schedule
• Hashtag Strategy with 30 curated hashtags
• Community Management Overview/Recommendations
• A look into the future for social
• Development of About & Bio for Social Pages

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0 Supporters
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$65
Freelance 101 Webinars

Receive 3 weeks of webinars from Founder, Tia Meyers as she takes you through getting started, building your budget and pricing, finding clients and more. Office hours will be open during these 3 weeks. Starting January 5.

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2 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Whatever you're able to give, we'd be so grateful. Your contribution will help us provide freelance women with more tools, resources and experiences to build thriving businesses.

64 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Instagram Story Feature

Get an Insta-Story shoutout on our page @freelancingfemales with 7K followers! We will feature your image, tag you and your business and 3 questions about you in a Friday Feature. Will email you to book a date.

19 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
iPhone Wallpaper

Inspire yourself every time you see your phone screen, with a special edition haiku written by premier freelance poet Lisa Ann Markuson of The Haiku Guys + Gals. Download this poetic wallpaper and let the muses brighten your notifications and beyond. Designed by Lindsayscholz.com

84 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
Spotify Playlist

You will receive a link to 2 spotify playlists curated by Freelancing Females.

Playlist 1- In The Mode for when you're working.
Playlist 2- Self Care when you need that extra moment. 

86 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
$29
Tote Bag, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper

Grab yourself a red We Are Freelancing Females tote bag and receive a Spotify playlist & iPhone wallpaper. 

179 Left
21 Supporters
Select this reward
$39
Silk Coffee Bandana,Playlist & Wallpaper

While you're sipping on coffee, wear this neckerchief bandana for a fun little pop to your day or add it as decor to your bag. You'll also receive a Spotify playlist & phone wallpaper.

43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Freelance Directory Spot on FF Website

Take $25 off a year directory spot before we launch the FF website. You and your work will have a chance to be exposed to our community, potential clients and collaborators. 

14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$212
New York Events Pass

Exclusive offer. Get a head start and grab your pass to all 2019 events in New York with FF. Includes work sessions, workshops and networking events. Average of 2-3 events/month. 

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,500
Sponsored Newsletter

Have a product, service, or announcement that our 10,000 subscribers will love to learn about? Snag a sponsored newsletter- Includes brand logo and link, paired with either a sponsored recommendation or dedicated section in our upcoming newsletter.

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$2,897
Social Media Strategy by Tia

A social media strategy will first be kicked-off with an in-person discovery meeting between Client and Tia. This meeting will consist of strategic questions to learn more about direction and looking toward the future. Once the meeting is finished, Tia will create a Social Media Strategy delivered via pdf and documents within 3 weeks of date of meeting that will include:

• Brand and brand voice guideline for social
• Social objective & social approach
• Look and feel of social provided through example grid layout
• 8 Content Examples
• Social Content posting times/schedule
• Hashtag Strategy with 30 curated hashtags
• Community Management Overview/Recommendations
• A look into the future for social
• Development of About & Bio for Social Pages

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Freelance 101 Webinars

Receive 3 weeks of webinars from Founder, Tia Meyers as she takes you through getting started, building your budget and pricing, finding clients and more. Office hours will be open during these 3 weeks. Starting January 5.

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward