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

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

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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.
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  • Grow faster by learning directly from experts.
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"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
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Community Manager
Matt Olpinski
10+ Years Experience
Shawn Logue
20+ Years Experience
Laura Elizabeth
10+ Years Experience
Bryce Thompson
10+ Years Experience
Nick Cavuoto
10+ Years Experience
Matt Inglot
15+ Years Experience
Alex Mathers
12+ Years Experience
Preston Lee
10+ Years Experience
Corey Haggard
15+ Years Experience
Dennis Demori
12+ Years Experience
Tom Basgil
10+ Years Experience
Darshan Gajara
6+ Years Experience
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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?"

The short answer? Because it's insanely valuable to have a global network of freelancers at your fingertips. You'll learn faster and make better decisions by asking your questions in our 24/7 live group chat. Think of it like a never-ending group coaching session.