One of the things we’re super proud of with the Freelance Jungle is it’s like a mini village. We accept you for who you are and encourage you to hold your freak flag high.
Not everyone you will meet in a community setting will be your cup of tea, and that’s OK. Yet this doesn’t stop us having respectful, fun and challenging conversations.
What we do miss out on is a lot of the angst that comes along with the usual online community setting. You can be assured that no matter your sexual orientation, disability, cultural identification or belief system, you’ll be welcome.
In fact, we’re actively recruiting representatives to help work with us to make the Freelance Jungle more inclusive. If you think you can help, get in touch.
The other fun thing about our freelance community is that it’s self-weeding. People that want to pick fights, have superiority complexes or don’t want to respect our guidelines usually don’t last long.
We do our best to create a safe space in an otherwise harsh internet world. That’s so you, who is already facing enough stress and challenges as a freelancer, can come to our community when you need it. All without fear of keeping up with the Joneses, high-pressure sales malarkey and bitchy playground antics.
Here are a few ways you can make the Australian freelance community your community:
We're eventful too.
As far as Australian freelance events go, we’re a little different. You won’t be subjected to limp pitches and equally limp sales pitches. Nor will you have to duck business cards as they are flung like ninja stars in the vague hope the sales patter sticks.
The Freelance Jungle began with bringing people together.
After realising the number one challenge facing freelancers was isolation, the aim was simple. Bring freelancers and the self-employed together in a friendly environment.
We have quarterly events in Sydney, Wollongong, The Central Coast, Newcastle, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide. These usually centre around dinner or lunch and some light networking and discussion.
Online virtual stress-downs happen every two months and are a great way to share your highs and lows with our supportive Australian freelance community.
We occasionally participate in other events and have done so with Vivid Ideas, National Freelance Day and other events on invitation.
Oh, and did we mention we have our own festival in Wollongong? It’s all the self-care and fun you need.
Jump in and get in touch.