Freelance Business Digest
Did you miss the
Freelance Business Month?
We had a blast!

60+ speakers and more than 40 sessions on topics such us:

- Mental health and freelancing
- Sales and prospecting for your freelance businesses
- How to discover your perfect client niche
- How to build a strong referral business
- Blockchain and freelancing
- Freelancing as the future of work
and more!

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Good news: all sessions are available on replay on our event platform until 20 November!

Bad news: you can only access them now if you purchase a ticket. For our readers we offer a special code FBMRPL for a 50% discount. It will give you access to all the replays, as well as the list of attendees, with whom you can connect instantly.

You will also get access to a goody-bag, filled with useful digital resources (reports, slides, worksheets checklists, special discounts and more) to help you and your freelance business!

Get your replay ticket
Register for free for the Topcoder Freelancer Fair on 16 November
We are thrilled to partner with Topcoder and inviting you to the first Topcoder Freelancer Fair - TCO21 (16 November, 14:00 - 17:00 CET) to learn about freelancing, opportunities, trends, and tips from experts and amazing freelancers in the industry.

You'll be able to have a one-hour networking session with speakers and other experienced professionals for more individualised guidance.

And you can win great prizes, too!
Get your Topcoder Freelancer Fair ticket today
Freelance Business for Software Developers:
Registration is open!
We are excited to announce that the registration for our last event in 2021, Freelance Business for Software Developers (taking place on 6-7 December) is now open!

This conference is a specialised event for freelance software developers, consultants, UX designers, analysts, researchers, product designers.

Whether you are an experienced freelancer or would like to start your freelance career, this event will help you to connect with freelancers around the world and learn tips and tricks on how to run your freelance business smarter.

Some of the topics we'll cover:

  • Scale your freelance business
  • Value based pricing for your work
  • Digital customer experience - are you doing it right?
  • Explaining techy things for dummies (or how to pitch your tech idea)
  • How to keep pace with new technologies
  • Choosing a niche
  • Finances for freelancers

Only 300 free tickets. Grab yours now!
Our event partners
We are grateful for the continuous support from our partners Gigged.AI - the UK based Digital Talent Marketplace powered by Artificial Intelligence, Topcoder - the world's largest technology network and on-demand digital talent platform with more than 1.6 million tech freelancers, and Vanbreda - the leading insurance broker and risk consultant in the Benelux for supporting the Freelance Business for Software Developers conference.

Would you like to partner up with The Freelance Business Community? Send us a quick message to
Find out more about partnerships
What we learned from
the Global Study on Freelancing
Jon Younger, founder of the Agile Talent Collaborative, and Gerald Cupchik from the University of Toronto carried out the Global Study on Freelancing between April and June 2021.

After crunching all the data, they revealed some fascinating trends and insights into the global freelancing landscape during the Freelance Business Month this year.

How does your profile fit in the global picture of freelancing? Check this in our blog post.
Read the article
Our Slack community of freelancers is always full of interesting conversations.

One channel #lookingfor is specifically dedicated to working opportunities we are referred to or get from our clients and networks.

A few interesting requests have been published recently:

  • Request for a Social Media Strategist and Manager
  • Request for a Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Request for connections within the Healthy Food Ingredients industry in France
  • Request for an Event Manager with online events experience

Are you one of them or also looking for support? Join our Slack channel.
Join our Slack
Contract Negotiations for Freelancers
Every second freelancer is operating without a contract! This puts them in a very dangerous and vulnerable position being dependable on clients' conditions.

Watch this session with Eszter Mészáros and Ian de Swart from Charipickers which explains what you need to know when making a freelance contract to protect your work.

  • Essential information to include
  • Potential issues and liability
  • Confidentiality
  • Intellectual property
  • Force majeure
  • ... and many more

Subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch more expert sessions like this.

Watch the video
7 best online tools for scaling your business as a freelancer,
according to Xolo
Our friends at Xolo are sharing their favourite and not-you-usual tips for accessible networking, administrative, and marketing tools that you can easily weave into your daily routine. Check out their article!
Get more productive!
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