Welcome to the Freelance Institute
Join a global Slack community for freelancers dedicated to learning and professional growth.
Opening January 1, 2019

Don't spend hundreds on books, courses, and coaching. Stop wasting time on blogs, newsletters, videos, and podcasts that you can't interact with.

Get 24/7 instant access to real-time conversations with smart freelancers from all over the globe.

24/7 Real-Time Chat

Make valuable connections as you watch conversations unfold live. Ask a question, get an answer. There's nothing else like it.

18+ Highly Focused Channels

Our community has one purpose – to help you become a more successful freelancer. No casual hangouts. This is a place to learn.

Managed by Experts

Our experienced community managers have decades of combined freelancing experience. We'll make sure you only get the best advice.

Global Networking

Keep the entire freelancing world right in your pocket. Connect with anyone at an time. In a channel, thread, or private message.

Mentorship

Find a mentor or become one yourself. Help others build a successful freelancing business and level-up their career.

Partnerships, Jobs, & Referrals

Tap into a steady stream of partnership opportunities, job leads, and referrals whenever you need more work.

A global Slack community for freelancers.

Do you ever wish you could just ask someone a question directly instead of typing your biggest career questions into Google?

If you’re navigating a tricky career transition, starting your own freelancing business, or adjusting to the work-from-home lifestyle, you probably have specific questions that you’ll never find answers to on a blog.

When you’re a freelancer, you lose access to co-workers, networking events, and many social acquaintances. That’s when your keyboard becomes your best friend.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

  • #FreelanceInstitute will be your new secret weapon.
  • Valuable for anyone in any industry.
  • Grow faster by learning directly from experts.
  • Share experiences and make valuable connections.
  • Ask your biggest questions and get answers fast.
"I joined #FreelanceInstitute because I needed some guidance early on in my freelance career. It's amazing to be able to learn from and connect with expert freelancers. I have no doubt that their advice will help me take my business to the next level!"
– Gareth Wan, Freelance Web Designer & Developer
Featured Members
We're proud to have these experienced professionals in our channels!
Community Manager
Matt Olpinski
mattolpinski.com
10+ Years Experience
Shawn Logue
shawnlogue.com
20+ Years Experience
Laura Elizabeth
lauraelizabeth.co
10+ Years Experience
Bryce Thompson
foundryatx.com
10+ Years Experience
Nick Cavuoto
nickcavuoto.com
10+ Years Experience
Matt Inglot
freelancetransformation.com
15+ Years Experience
Alex Mathers
alexmathers.net
12+ Years Experience
Preston Lee
millo.co
10+ Years Experience
Corey Haggard
mossio.co
15+ Years Experience
Dennis Demori
dennisdemori.com
12+ Years Experience
Tom Basgil
tombasgil.com
10+ Years Experience
Darshan Gajara
darshangajara.com
6+ Years Experience
Become a featured member and get free lifetime access.

Community managers are established freelancing experts. If that's you, email join@thefreelanceinstitute.com

18+ Topical Channels
Focused on freelancing. Focused on learning.
#announcements
#anything
#careertransitions
#clientmanagement
#collaborate
#emailcommunication
#financialmanagement
#gettingclients
#introductions
#paymentsandinvoicing
#portfoliowebsites
#pricingandrates
#productivity
#projectmanagement
#referrals
#resources
#testimonials
#writingproposals
Books: $49 Courses: $297 Coaching: $999
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Opening January 1, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
"I'm not an expert... is this still for me?"

Absolutely. In fact, you're the main reason this community exists! You’ll be contributing just by asking questions in our channels so everyone can benefit from the answers.

"I'm not an freelancer... is this still for me?"

Anyone can join, but you should have a vested interest in freelancing.The community is perfect for anyone running their own business, freelancing, self-employed, or just interested!

"How do I know I'll get good advice?"

There are plenty of experts already in the community and questions are always publicly visible in channels. That's the beauty of Slack – you'll get answers from many sources, not just one.

"What if I'm not happy with it?"

You can cancel your subscription at any time. No questions asked. No long-term commitment. We want what's best for you.

"How long will it take to answer my questions?"

Our community managers try to address each question or comment within 24 hours, but remember: anyone can answer. The more people join, the faster your questions will get answered.

"Why are you charging for this?"

There are a few reasons. Paid access keeps the community high-quality and eliminates spam. It also enables us to hire community managers and keep the experts involved. But we've kept the cost incredibly low to make it a no-brainer investment in your career. Remember, you can cancel any time.