The dream of working for yourself is delightful until you meet the reality that “for yourself” means by yourself.
It can be lonely, frustrating, and frightening.
Our concept was developed by a group of independent-minded freelancers who joined together to amplify their offerings, knowledge, and experiences.
Below are a few of our stories.
The names and faces have been changed to protect the frazzled.
Let’s meet Mary.
She just left her full-time job to be a freelancer. She has been planning for this for a few years. She knows what she is good at and she knows who her clients should be and the value of her offerings. What Mary did not plan for is how much time it would take to invoice clients, track expenses, and follow up on late payments. She is also baffled by how many proposals she sends out compared to how many deals she closes and she is not sure how to handle the requests her clients seem to throw out of left field.
By joining the freelancers collaborative, Mary no longer has to worry about invoicing or collections. She is paid within 30 days and she has a team of experienced freelancers coaching her on how to improve her sales process and manage client expectations.
Mary is now Amplified
Let’s Meet Steve.
Steve has been freelancing for a few years and has developed a great reputation for delivering top-quality projects on-time and with a smile. Steve’s clients love working with Steve. They only want to work with Steve. So they are always asking Steve if he can do projects that are not quite Steve’s expertise or what he wants to do. He often finds himself buried in work that he would rather outsource but he does not want to deal with hiring, managing, and paying people.
By joining the freelancers collaborative, Steve now has a project manager on call who is an expert at hiring, managing, and paying people. Steve is still the client contact and gets final approval on everything before it is sent to the client, but he does not have to manage it all or even better, try to do it all.
Steve is now Amplified
Let’s meet Lisa.
Lisa stays busy with work referred to her by past clients and agency partners. She is truly an expert in demand. People often tell her that she should write a blog or run a Facebook page, and she would love to share her expertise but simply does not have time to be consistent. She would also enjoy having a team to bounce ideas off of and share leads with.
By joining the freelancers collaborative, Lisa now has access to marketing and publication channels to share her expertise without having to be consistent or focus on maintaining or growing an audience. She has a team of experts to collaborate with on projects and new ideas and she has gotten to know people that she can trust to refer business leads with.
Lisa is now Amplified
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